Looking Back … April 27

1962: Peace River jeweler Bud Dennis is elected to carry to Social Credit banner in the June 18 federal election.
1969: St. Mark’s Anglican Church observes the 60th anniversary of the church in High Prairie. G.A. Crawley, rector of the parish from 1940-46, attends and conducts the service.
1971: Ralph Mann, High Prairie Elks Exaulted Ruler, presents a $250 cheque to the Hospital Auxiliary to help them purchase a blood gas analyzer.
1971: The University of Alberta Mixed Choir performs at Prairie River School.
1983: South Peace News reports that swimmers at Winagami Lake Provincial Park will have to wait another year before the proposed breakwater is constructed.
1984: Joussard’s new water treatment plant is turned on for the first time.
1988: South Peace News reports on a $450,000 water management plan for the Buffalo Bay and Horse Lakes regions.
1990: Al Hotson celebrates the grand opening of the Trade-Winds Plaza.
1994: John Thomas Giroux, 53, of Driftpile, dies after he is ejected from the vehicle he is a passenger in on Highway 750 two km south of Grouard.
1994: South Peace News reports that Craig Rederburg is back to coach the High Prairie Dolphins for another season.
1994: South Peace News reports on a $200,000 project to fix the beach problems at Winagami Lake Provincial Park.
1998: Ryan Dion Carifelle, 18, is sent to jail for three months for the March 14, 1998 trashing of the Best of Friends Day Care.
2005: High Prairie Fas Gas is robbed by a lone male carrying a large knife.
2005: REAC opposes the M.D. of Big Lakes spraying program. REAC says the program is being more “aggressive” which they adamantly oppose.
2005: Brian Holmberg, High Prairie Citizens on Patrol organizer, invites all town councillors to join the organization.
2006: The Big Meadow Community Hall Association donates $4,000 and Big Meadow Women’s Institute $1,000 for the second ice surface, gym facility.
2010: E.W. Pratt High School holds its annual Primavera Talent Show in the gym. Colton Young wins Best Single Performance; Elizabeth Potskin and Shilla Whang win Best Duo Performance.
2010: High Prairie mourns the death of long-time High Prairie resident Anthoy Lazaroff, who passes away at the age of 61 years.
2011: Ever Green Ecological Services attends a High Prairie town council meeting to pitch the benefits of curbside recycling.
2012: St. Andrew’s School hosts the sixth annual Holy Family Catholic Regional Hand Games Tournament. Manning teams win both the junior and senior high categories.
2012: The Wannabees are crowned the 2011-12 senior’s bowling champions at the annual banquet at Enilda.
2013: Enilda Mud Bowl holds its annual banquet. Bowlers of the year winners include Glen Laderoute and Laura Laderoute.
2013: Sisters Ashley and Cherie Friesen rescue a stranded horse from flood waters west of High Prairie.
2013: Gift Lake Grade 9 students conclude an eight-day trip to Ottawa to learn about government and culture as part of Encounters With Canada.
2015: Bishop Routhier School in Peavine hosts Northland School Division’s Regional Science Fair. Students from Wabasca St. Theresa School win seven categories; Gift Lake School three.

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