Pioneers recognize top players

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Peace River Pioneers honoured top players in the 2022 high school football season at an awards banquet Nov. 18.Awards were presented by co-head coaches Mark Owens and Hayden Gust, receivers coach Brock Whelan, defensive backs…
A little piece of paradise awaits!

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Nestled along the riverbanks of the Little Smoky River is a little piece of winter paradise just waiting for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy.Little Smoky Ski Area is in the M.D. of Smoky River between Valleyview…
Aboriginal veterans remembered

Canadians celebrated National Aboriginal Veterans Day Nov. 8 with a flag raising and wreath laying in the High Prairie Civic Square. The High Prairie Native Friendship Centre organized the celebration, which they plan to make an annual event. After drummers…
HP gathers to remember, reflect

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Citizens of the High Prairie region gathered for the first public Remembrance Day Service since 2019 after COVID-19 restrictions.High Prairie Legion president Don Ebbett welcomed those who attended the service Nov. 11 at the Legion Hall.“We’re…
Team inspired by huge home crowd

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings defeated the visiting Enoch Northern Alberta Tomahawks 8-5 on Nov. 11 in the Wings’ closest score of the season.On the road, the Red Wings blanked the Gibbons Pioneers 8-0 on Nov.…
Voucher program returns to Smoky River

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Smoky River Christmas Voucher program returns to support families and other households.Smoky River Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) leads the program in the Falher and McLennan region.FCSS director Crystal Tremblay expects a higher demand…
Big Lakes welcomes first tandem fire truck

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County Protective Services has added a new multi-purpose fire truck to enhance service to the entire county.Based at the High Prairie fire hall, the 2020 Peterbilt 348 with a Torrent fire truck body arrived…
Driftpile Cree Nation Travel Centre opens

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A special day in Driftpile Cree Nation’s history was celebrated Nov. 15 as chief and council, along with Elders, community members and guests, opened the Driftpile Cree Nation Travel Centre.The one-stop travel centre has everything a…
Red Wings pay tribute on Remembrance Day

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News War veterans, Canadian Legion members and first responders were honoured by the High Prairie Red Wings at their Remembrance Day hockey game Nov. 11.Red Wing players wore special jerseys that were also auctioned off to raise…
Exemplary service of PR fire chief recognized, rewarded

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Peace River Fire Department’s fire chief Tim Harris is being recognized for his 32 years of service in many remarkable ways in the next couple of months.Most recently, Harris was presented with his First Bar at…
‘Light Up a Memory’ for someone special

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Smoky River Palliative Care Society’s annual Light up a Memory fundraiser is back in action to try to help more people during hard times.The fundraising campaign runs from Nov. 15 until Jan. 1, and the society…
HPE takes time to remember

High Prairie Elementary School marked Remembrance Day with an assembly Nov. 8 with several members of the High Prairie branch of the Royal Canadian Legion attending. The ceremony was led by students in Chris Langlois’ Grade 4-5L class and Charlene…
St. Andrew’s takes time to remember

Junior and senior high school students at St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie marked Remembrance Day with its Peace Day ceremony Nov. 10. Members of the High Prairie branch of the Royal Canadian Legion were special guests. Students read several…