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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Town of Falher has a new council with one new member and a reduced number of seats.Donna Buchinski was elected mayor by council during its organizational meeting Oct. 12.Councillor Robert Lauze was elected the deputy…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It appears the difficult decision to keep the H.W. Fish Arena at McLennan closed this winter will remain unchanged.McLennan town council held a passionate debate on the matter at its Oct. 12 meeting and it appears…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The future of the Falher-based Smoky River Regional Chamber of Commerce will be decided at its annual general meeting Oct. 28 on Zoom.President Sandy Primeau says members will decide the future of the chamber that has…
Council, chamber lobby for grocery store

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The recent closure of Bigway Foods in McLennan has prompted local residents and elected officials to find a way to replace the town’s only grocery store.The best way might be to form a co-op, so council…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It can be a person’s worst nightmare.When a wallet is lost it can be difficult and time-consuming to replace credit cards, a driver’s licence, lost family photos, cash and other items.But not so for Arthur Goulet,…
Red dress serves as symbol

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Students and staff from two High Prairie schools joined organizers in the annual Red Dress Unity Walk Oct. 4 to honour and remember missing and murdered Aboriginal women.Nancy Chalifoux, Resolution Health Support Worker for Lesser Slave…
Flashlight Night returns to EC Bar Oct. 23

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The ever-popular Halloween Flashlight Night returns Oct. 23 to EC Bar Ranch just east of High Prairie.After the event was cancelled in 2020 by COVID-19 restrictions, ranch owners Lyndon and Denise Drefs are excited to organize…
Smoky area businesses persevering

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Small retail businesses in the Falher and McLennan areas continue to persevere as the coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic continues.Red Apple store in Falher is busier now than before the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to an increase in local…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Peace River and District Chamber of Commerce celebrates Small Business Week, Oct. 17-23, while businesses continue to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.Chamber president Peter Herritt appreciates the support of businesses.“The Peace River and District Chamber…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Many small retail businesses in High Prairie are seeing a boost in business in 2021 as restrictions continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.However, new restrictions for restaurants are hurting them since the new rules started Sept. 20…
Pioneers fall just short in Fort Mac

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The visiting Peace River Pioneers lost 35-33 to the Fort McMurray Saints Oct. 2 in high school Mighty Peace Football League action.Head coach Mark Owens says it was a great game as two ranked teams went…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Renegades have attained their first provincial rankings in high school football.Alberta Football ranked the Renegades No. 6 for Tier IV schools for school enrolment 49 or less in the weekly rankings on Oct.…
Grade 5/6 class elects student government

Layla VerhageAugust Willcott HPE Reporters This is August and Layla reporting to you from High Prairie Elementary School.In Grade 2 CL, students have been having fun learning about maps and directions on a map. They aren’t sure which saying is…