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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a Sucker Creek man on Nov. 19, 2021 has retained a lawyer just weeks before a scheduled preliminary inquiry.Travis Myles Melnyk appeared…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a Sucker Creek man on Nov. 19, 2021 was given more time to get a lawyer for a scheduled preliminary inquiry.Travis Myles…

A former Northern Lakes College employee was scheduled to be sentenced for defrauding a Northern Lakes College fund of $285,000 on Jan. 4.However, the sentencing of Cindy Martin was put over until Feb. 15 because one of the two sentencing…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a Sucker Creek man on Nov. 19, 2021 is running out of time to get a lawyer for a scheduled preliminary inquiry.Travis…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie woman charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a seven-month-old boy in her home in October is scheduled to return to court at the end of the month.The matter of…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A High Prairie man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Sucker Creek man just over one year ago on Nov. 19, 2021 is no closer to having the matter dealt with in…

Winston Derksen was sentenced in Court of King’s Bench to life in prison on Dec. 2, exactly three years after he shot and killed Faisal Fadul Aden on an oilfield service road south of Red Earth Creek.Neither man is from…

H.P. court docketOct. 31, 2022Judge S.P. Hinkley A woman from Whitefish will spend almost three months behind bars for her part in a dangerous assault of another women.Lacey Jane Laboucan, 35, was sentenced to 90 days after pleading guilty to…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie women charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a seven-month-old infant male in her home made her first appearance in court.Kyra Renee Backs, 29, appeared in High Prairie provincial court…

H.P. court docketAug. 29, 2022Judge A.R. Chrenek An Atikameg man apologized for his unhealthy and unruly actions when he was sentenced in High Prairie provincial court Aug. 29.Dennis Andrew (Junior) Sawan, 41, was handed a global sentence of 150 days…
Man wanted for murder at Cadotte Lake

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Cadotte Lake man is wanted in connection with the murder of a fellow Cadotte Lake First Nation resident.On July 26, about 9:30 p.m., Peace River Regional RCMP was dispatched to Cadotte Lake after receiving a…

A former Northern Lakes College employee has pleaded guilty to two charges of fraud involving more than $285,000.Cindy Martin pleaded guilty in Slave Lake provincial court July 27 to fraud over $5,000, forging documents, and fraud under $5,000. She admitted…

A vandalism incident at the Falher Municipal Campground has been reported to police, who are searching for the culprit.Council heard at its July 13 meeting the incident occurred sometime the last two weeks.“The electric panel at the [campground] shelter had…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Several residents of the High Prairie region are waiting for trials related to charges in connection with an alleged illegal fish operation more than two years ago.David Rochon, of Faust, is scheduled for trial Sept. 2…