St. Andrew’s class celebrates 2022 commencement

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Achieving a major educational milestone, 19 graduating students at St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie were honoured at commencement ceremonies June 25.St. Andrew’s principal Marc Lamoureux called graduation a memorable moment.“It’s a milestone we often remember…
Busy ‘bees’ raise money for HPE activities

High Prairie Elementary School held its annual Spell-a-Thon May 17 and raised an incredible $11,096! Every student participates in the fundraiser, which not only raises money through pledges but helps give some incentive to students to further their education in…
Honey Festival chair praises all for job well done

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The popular Falher Honey Festival was back June 17-19 after being cancelled by COVID-19 restrictions the past two years.And the cloudy and rainy weather on June 18 did not dampen the spirits.“Overall, we are very happy…
Northern Trek aids fallen firefighters

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News For the fifth consecutive year, a firefighter from the Peace River area will run to raise funds for the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation.Northern Sunrise County deputy fire chief Julien Bergeron has scheduled to run the 2022…
Saved the best for last!

During the school year, South Peace News has showcased students’ artwork at High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School. On this page are some samples of their everlasting creativity. The end of the school year seems to be the beginning of…
PR celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Peace River celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 at the Treaty 8 Memorial. Many dignitaries attended and spoke of the importance of the day. It was also a time to remember and continue the healing process in the spirit…
‘Do everything with love and kindness’

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A special crosswalk was dedicated in High Prairie to acknowledge missing and murdered Indigenous people and remember those who lost their lives in Indian residential schools.The Town of High Prairie and the local Indigenous community unveiled…
Blast from the past

Kindergarten students from High Prairie St. Andrew’s School enjoyed a field trip to the Pioneer Threshermans Association Museum June 14 to see how people lived years ago. Students eagerly enjoyed visits to several stations including cookie tree cutter, washing clothes,…
Walk celebrates special day

A small crowd joined a short celebration and walk to recognize and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21. The Falher ATB branch and Smoky River FCSS joined to hold the event, which began with a land acknowledgement and prayer…
What a blast it was!

The Peace River region hosted an extremely successful Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games June 16-19. The games were co-hosted by the Town of Peace River, Northern Sunrise County, County of Northern Lights, the M.D. of Peace and the Town of…
Falher Honey Festival returns with a ‘buzz’

The Falher Honey Festival returned June 17-19 after the event was cancelled by COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 and 2021. Cool and cloudy weather and rain didn’t dampen the spirits as most activities planned for outside were moved indoors.
PRJH students mark Indigenous Day

Students at Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie got a taste of Indigenous culture June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day. Students learned about a variety of Indigenous traditions, food, medicine and crafts.