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HPE students can ‘bank’ with Junior ATB

Richard Froese South Peace News Students at High Prairie Elementary School can now bank some money at their own school. Junior ATB opened Jan. 30 in partnership with ATB Financial and the local High Prairie branch. Complete with staff and…
Government, Metis applaud deal

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Government of Alberta promised to forage a new agreement and understanding with its Metis people, and has since delivered. The government and the Metis Nation of Alberta signed a new 10-year framework agreement Feb.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Has High Prairie grown over the last few years? What about Big Lakes County? We will know Feb. 8 when the first results of the Canadian census will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time…

Richard Froese South Peace News Former stars of the Montreal Canadiens are coming to High Prairie on March 3. Marigold Enterprises will welcome the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Tour, sponsored by Canadian Tire with a game at the Sports Palace at…
PIC – ‘Paws’itive contribution

Joussard student looks at the collection of food and pet items for In the Woods Animal Rescue which is currently struggling with a lack of supplies for their rescued animals.
Forestry expects little impact

Carbon tax will have minimal effect on lumber prices Richard Froese South Peace News Many changes are expected in the forest industry with the new carbon tax, but it will have little impact on lumber prices, says an industry official.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Lasagna dinner Feb. 21 Interested in helping the Grade 9 Travel Club at St. Andrew’s School go to Toronto? The club’s annual lasagna dinner will be held Feb. 21 in the school gym starting at…

Richard Froese South Peace News Police have arrested all three suspects wanted in the murder of Jeff Gladue. Patrick Letendre, 24, was arrested Jan. 27 in Slave Lake without incident. Meanwhile, Blake Dwight Anderson, 21, of Slave Lake, appeared in…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County could soon step up alcohol and drug testing for its employees. At its regular meeting Dec. 14, council approved a recommendation to forward proposed changes to its drug testing policy to human…
Feb. 19-20 Family Day weekend lineup

NOTE: Events subject to change without notice. Please call the editor at [780] 523-4484 to add your event in next week’s edition. Sunday, Feb. 19 at Enilda Enilda Mud Bowl opens the alley starting at 10 a.m. for a special…
Dynamic duo

Asia Badger, left, and Haley Billings use flashlights while sing- ing at the HPE Has Talent Show Feb. 3. Acts from each class were chosen, then participated in the talent show, designed to showcase the skills and talents students have…

Spotlight Staff Pet and animal owners in Alberta now receive better consumer protection from the Veterinary Profession Amendment Act, which started Feb. 1. The act ensures both veterinarians and veterinary technologists adhere to rules pertaining to registration, advertising, illegal practices…
Joussard Grades 3s ready to welcome new teacher

Ralph Giroux Joussard Reporter Hello! This is Ralph Giroux and this is my last week of being the reporter for Joussard School. I have enjoyed visiting all of the classes and gathering information for our report. In kindergarten this week,…
HPE students break out funky hairdos

Mya Cardinal Zac Grace HPE Reporters Hi! This is Mya and Zac from High Prairie Elementary School with this week’s South Peace News report. Grade 3P is developing into a monstrous L.A./Art project. Have you met any monsters lately? If…
Business support network brings positive change

Richard Froese South Peace News Local businesses have a new resource to help improve business and their community. High Prairie Regional Business Support Network will be launched under Community Futures of Lesser Slave Lake region with its initial session Feb.…