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Joussard School – students take stand against bullying

Pink shirts everywhere! Avory Okemow Joussard Reporter Hello to everyone from Joussard School! This is Avory Okemow once again, bringing you the news from Joussard School. In kindergarten, I found out that our students have been busy learning all kinds…
Knights sweep Vipers to end regular season

Chris Clegg South Peace News Four games in the Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League were played Feb. 22 as the league concluded its 20th season. The Prairie River girls tuned up for the league tournament with a 43-36…
HPE – classes enjoy the thrill of reading

Melissa Watts HPE Reporter Hi! This is Melissa Watts from High Prairie Elementary School with this week’s South Peace News report. Grade 1S has been very excited for their new Science unit – Building Things. They are also bringing in…
Events for young and old highlight Family Day

Family Day on Feb. 20 in High Prairie featured several activities for all ages, from young families to seniors. Events kicked off with a pancake breakfast at the High Prairie Legion Hall. Later, seniors participated in a cribbage tournament. The…

PRJH wins girl’s crown Chris Clegg South Peace News The St. Andrew’s Saints concluded a perfect Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League Boy’s Division season after winning the league tournament in Slave Lake Feb. 24-25. The Saints won the…

With sorrow, the family of Frederick Allan Rusaw announce his passing on Feb. 11, 2017 at the age of 72 years. He is survived by: his children, Jim [Melody], Curtis [Shaunna], Gary [Shelley], and Annette [Richard]; his grandchildren, Chaya, Shauncel…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for Feb. 8-21: Community Health & Wellness Feb. 13, our team toured the new hospital. It was an extensive tour,…
The Page – March 1, 2017

Coming up this Friday is the Byron Konelsky Memorial Hockey Game at the High Prairie Sports Palace. The Montreal Canadiens Alumni will be playing a cadre of local stars. Proceeds of the event will be going to Marigold Enterprises in…
PICs – Family Fun at Triangle

Family Day festivities Feb. 19 at Triangle at the Pioneer Threshermen’s Association grounds featured a wiener roast and children’s sledding, and hay wagon rides with ideal temperatures.

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has chipped in funding for a new side-by-side all-terrain vehicle based at Kinuso fire hall. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, county council approved a recommendation by fire chief Leo Tobin, to…
Business support network plants seed

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Regional Business Support Network planted seed under Community Futures of Lesser Slave Lake Region with its initial session Feb. 23 at Christie’s Gardens and Greenhouses. “People were engaged and it shows promise for…

Richard Froese South Peace News A proposal to offer funding to maintain cemeteries in Big Lakes County has hit a dead end. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, county council received a proposed cemetery grant policy for information. Under the…
Prairie River students shine in annual science fair

Richard Froese Spotlight Enquiring experiments by Grade 8 and 9 students of Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie were on display at the school’s annual science fair Feb. 16. “Judges were overall impressed with the students’ abilities to…

Jeff Burgar Political noise coming from our American neighbours continues to rise in volume. Democrats vs Republicans. Media vs Trump. Hollywood vs Trump. Liberals vs conservatives. Bureaucrats vs elected officials. Talking heads on TV news channels vs TV comedians. Democrat…