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COVID-19 UPDATE – October 21, 2020

As of October 21, Alberta Health has confirmed 729 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. 323=Oct 20, 406=Oct 21. There are 34 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours. There has been 0…
Cardinal to receive honour Oct. 25

Sucker Creek actor still thriving after Corner Gas Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Sucker Creek actor made famous for his role as Sgt. Davis Quinton on the award-winning TV series Corner Gas is receiving a prestigious award Oct. 25 after…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie RCMP has charged six people in connection with a drive-by shooting Oct. 4 at Gift Lake Metis Settlement. Cpl. Deanna Fontaine, Media Relations Officer, Western Alberta District RCMP, says on Oct. 4, RCMP members…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News One adult female is facing drug-related charges after methamphetamine was seized during a search at a Driftpile Cree Nation home Oct. 10. Lakeshore Regional Police Service Senior Const. Patrick O’Brien says Lakeshore was conducting an investigation…
County closing Enilda waste facility

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Enilda waste transfer station is closing to save Big Lakes County money after a history of misuse at the site. At its regular meeting Oct. 14, council approved a recommendation by administration. Theft, vandalism and…
PIC – ‘Hot’ demonstration

The High Prairie Fire Department hosted a special demonstration Oct. 7 to mark Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10. The fire department showed the dangers of fire in the kitchen at a demonstration in the Freson Bros. parking lot. The event…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Residents in the High Prairie region were in the dark for a few hours during a power outage for the second consecutive Friday. ATCO Electric was called out Oct. 16 when power in the High Prairie…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is proposing to increase revenue to emergency calls provided by its fire department to help recover costs. At its regular meeting Oct. 14, council gave first reading to a bylaw to add and…

By Joseph Quesnel,Research Associate,Frontier Centre for Public Policy,Courtesy of Troy Media. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] should go the way of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation [FFMC]. In 1969, the federal government passed the FFMA Act. It created a federal…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A parcel of land in Joussard that was formerly occupied by an industrial plant opens up for residential growth in Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Sept. 23, council adopted a land-use bylaw to redistrict…
The Page – October 21, 2020

The new minister in town arrives and finds local folks are waiting for him to do a funeral immediately. He never knew the deceased man and knows nothing about him.He asks the sorrowing family for some details about the fellow.…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Several issues and priorities were suggested to relaunch the High Prairie and Area Business Support Network. A planning session Oct. 8 drew about 13 people, including businesses, councillors and staff from the Town of High Prairie…
Local shoppers boosting business in HP

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News More local shoppers are helping many small businesses in the High Prairie area survive and thrive as the corona-virus pandemic enters its eighth month. Many stores were hard hit by the lockdown when the pandemic started…
New college campus nears completion

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Work to construct the new Northern Lakes College campus in High Prairie is in its final weeks. Construction and paving of the parking lot was completed Oct. 14 after work was delayed by rainy and wet…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News It appears more residential lots in Big Lakes County hamlets could be allowed to have one more recreational vehicle on the property. At its regular meeting Sept. 9, council gave second reading to a bylaw to…
Grade 5/6 is keeping a secret!

Judeah GilroyAlison SiegfriesHPE Reporters This is Alison Siegries and Judeah Gilroy with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. In Math, online students from Grade 5PS are embarking on a research project with a focus on…