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Volunteers thanked for building community

Richard Froese South Peace News Dedicated citizens of Grouard and High Prairie were honoured during National Volunteer Week, April 10-16. Volunteers were recognized in Grouard on April 12 and in High Prairie on April 11. Both banquets were hosted by…
Aspiring writers publish St. Andrew’s Times

SPN Staff It was so much fun they would do it all over again. It’s the verdict from St. Andrew’s School Grade 6 teacher Maureen Wilson, after students wrote stories for a mini-newspaper they called the St. Andrew’s Times. “It…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce holds it monthly meeting May 4 at Amiro’s Steakhouse at noon. Plans for the annual general meeting will be discussed, says executive director Rodney Gainer. Although no date…
Local Green Acreages Workshop a big success

Richard Froese Spotlight Ways to create and preserve more green space on rural residential land were presented at a free stewardship workshop in High Prairie on April 21 and Slave Lake on April 23. The Green Acreages Workshop was hosted…
Shorter, fewer projects focus of most volunteers

Richard Froese South Peace News People who volunteer tend to spend more time on short-term projects, fundraising and special events than longer commitments. “People can pick and choose and free up a certain amount of time to help with something…

Helping Our Students to Succeed wants to remind everyone “It’s OK to not be OK” during Mental Health Awareness Week May 2-8. HOSTS wants to hear about the ways you stay mentally healthy so they created a contest. Log onto…
PIC – ‘Royal’ boost

The High Prairie Royal Purple made a huge $100,000 donation toward the CT Scan fundraising campaign April 25. The High Prairie and District Health Foundation is raising money for the machine. Left-right are Royal Purple secretary Cori Burgar, Royal Purple…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County are not the only local governments lobbying for renal dialysis treatment at the High Prairie Hospital. Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council has also been supporting…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County taxpayers will pay a little more for property taxes to support an operating budget of $35.8 million. At a special meeting April 26, council adopted their 2016 budget of $35,860,051, down from…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council wants the Peavine access road to get a new layer of asphalt as previously promised. At its regular meeting April 27, council approved a recommendation to file a request to Alberta…
Spark ignites grass fire near Grouard

Richard Froese South Peace News Continued dry conditions and wind aided a grass fire south of Grouard that lasted several hours April 28. Fire spread about 200 hectares along Highway 750 about 10 km north of Highway 2. Firefighters were…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Rumours are swirling of the impending opening of a Peavey Mart in High Prairie. Meanwhile, a company spokesman will neither confirm or deny the rumour. “I have no announcement at this time,” says Jest Sidloski,…
High Prairie RCMP attend multi-vehicle, fatal collision

Driftpile First Nation, Alta. – On May 1, 2016 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the High Prairie RCMP, along with Emergency Services and Lakeshore Police Service responded to a complaint of a serious three vehicle collision on Highway 2 at the…