Pleasantview expansion proceeds

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new two-storey expansion project to add 20 seniors’ housing units at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie is ready to move up.Framing of prefabricated walls was scheduled to start Sept. 20, Heart River Housing CAO Lindsay…
NS Rural Crime Watch wins Justice Award

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Efforts by the Northern Sunrise Rural Crime Watch Association have paid off not only for crime prevention efforts and victims of crime but for the organization.The organization was awarded a 2021 Alberta Community Justice Award during…
Cunningham wins Smoky River Seniors’ Open

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Kelly Cunningham fired a 73 to win the first Smoky River Golf Club Seniors’ Open Aug. 28.In all, 34 golfers tested their skills in five flights.The tournament was dedicated to several past citizens who were instrumental…
Rodeo action at SP Park

One of the northern zone events in the summer rodeo circuit of the Alberta High School Rodeo Association was held at Spruce Point Park rodeo grounds Aug. 11-12. Competitors from all around the northern half of the province took part,…
A HPE tradition continues!

Judeah GilroyMarlyse MukunaHPE Reporters This is Judeah and Marlyse reporting to you from High Prairie Elementary School.In Grade 5P, Sophie Delorme and Marcus Matula are the September Star Students. This week, students begin exploring their first Science unit, Weather! Let…
7 join staff at Good Shepherd

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Good Shepherd School in Peace River welcomes a new principal, a new vice-principal and five new teachers.Krista Veitch is the new principal.“I look forward to further develop and strengthen communications and the sense of community between…
HPSA welcomes 4 teachers

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie welcomes four new teachers.Jessica Hesse is teaching Grade 1 in her first teaching position.A longtime resident of High Prairie, she graduated in June with a Bachelor of Education from the…
Firemen lead splash park fundraising

Chris CleggSouth Peace News During the heat wave this summer, Faust firemen decided to give everyone a break and sprayed cool water to give some welcome relief.Then the conversation started. How about a spray park for the community? To make…
Parents demanding freedom of choice

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A small group of students and parents showed their opposition to mandatory masks at a peaceful protest Sept. 10 in High Prairie.About 30 people gathered in front of the High Prairie School Division Learning Centre.“This is…
Commercial fuel trucks stolen

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A recent crime spree has thieves targeting a special type of vehicle.McLennan and Peace Regional RCMP are investigating multiple attempts of theft and thefts of commercial fuel trucks in northwest Alberta.Cpl. Teri-Ann Bakker, Media Relations Officer,…
Be aware! Students are back on buses!

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Students are back in school and buses are on the road again.School divisions remind motorists to be careful around buses and students along roadways, says Harry Davis, director of Transportation for the High Prairie School Division.“We…
Renegades drop season home-opener

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News After the high school football season was cancelled in 2020 by restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic, the High Prairie Renegades returned to the field.On home turf, the Renegades fell to the Fort McMurray Saints 40-14 on…
‘Proud moment’ celebrated

Sod turning for truck stop occurs at Driftpile Chris CleggSouth Peace News “At the end of the day, this is another proud moment for Driftpile Cree Nation. Those were the words spoken by Chief Dwayne Laboucan at the sod turning…
Driftpile breaks ground on new healing lodge

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Driftpile Cree Nation’s long-awaited healing lodge is under construction. Finally, after years of dreaming! “We really wanted to get his going,” said Chief Dwayne Laboucan during a sod turning ceremony Aug. 23. “We know our people…
Lutton joins pastoral team at Victory Life Church

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie Victory Life Church welcomes a new assistant pastor couple. Phil and Karen Lutton joined the pastoral team June 1. “Karen and I firmly believe High Prairie will be experiencing increase and we are here…
Duchesneau signs with Bears

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie high school football player Raiden Duchesneau has signed with the University of Alberta Golden Bears after he graduates in 2022. The Grade 12 player with the high school High Prairie Renegades inked a deal…