School News – Kindness Club collects for food bank

Cacey CunninghamLexi FlettHPE Reporters This is Lexi and Cacey reporting to you from High Prairie Elementary School.Grade 5s in Charlene Porisky’s Kindness Club helped raise money to contribute to HPE’s food bank donations. Alto- gether, the whole school collected 174…
AFPA warns power rates could soar

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Alberta Forest Products Association is warning Albertans that soaring energy prices are soon coming.“We see this as an issue that scares us,” said Brock Mulligan, AFPA senior vice president, who attended High Prairie town council’s…
St. Isidore Carnaval cancelled

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The popular Carnaval de St. Isidore planned for Feb. 18-20 has been cancelled over increased COVID-19 cases and growing concern of the Omicron variant.A full-scale event based at the St. Isidore Cultural Centre was called off…
COVID may dash national title hopes

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Hopes and dreams of the High Prairie Red Wings winning a national junior hockey championship may have been dashed.The Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League announced on its website Jan. 3 that the league has paused…
Sports courts planned for Falher school

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News More options for outdoor community recreation in the Falher region are planned at a local school.A project to add beach volleyball, basketball, tennis and pickleball courts at Ecole Heritage have been launched by La societe des…
Kids Can Catch set for Widewater

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Family fun and fishing on the frozen pond is scheduled at Widewater on the Family Day weekend, Feb. 19-21.A full day of activities for the Kids Can Catch is being planned by the Lesser Slave Watershed…
New walleye regs webinar Jan. 13

Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News If you have something to say about walleye management in the Lesser Slave watershed, now is the time to say it. The new regs for 2022 aren’t yet fixed, and the managers want to hear…
Be careful when winter burning

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Anyone who plans winter burning is advised to be cautious.Peace River and Slave Lake Forest Protection Areas remind people to take proper and safe steps when winter burning.Although a fire permit is not required in the…
FireChase returns Oct. 2

Chris CleggSouth Peace News If all goes according to plan, and COVID doesn’t interfere, the popular FireChase returns this fall in High Prairie.Last held in 2014, FireChase was a popular walk/run that encouraged physical fitness for participants. Usually held at…
66 hampers brighten Christmas

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Christmas dinner was enjoyed by more than 60 less-fortunate families and individuals in the High Prairie region who received generous hampers from the Christmas Angels program of Big Lakes County Family and Community Support Services [FCss].Christmas…
Another year, another success

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A growing number of families and households in the Falher and McLennan region had a special Christmas with support from the community.Food vouchers were delivered by Smoky River Family and Community Support Services [FCSS] in its…
Boulet retires after nearly 15 years as ag fieldman

Lucie MercierSouth Peace News There’s been some changes at the M.D. of Smoky River building in Falher, as the staff welcomed their new ag fieldman Dec. 13.Shayne Steffen, having grown up in the Edmonton area, has a lot of experience…
Wings complete calendar year undefeated

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings remain undefeated in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League season at the Christmas break.Closing out the 2021 calendar year, the Red Wings beat the Fox Creek Ice Kings 11-6 at…
Family gives back to community

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A former longtime High Prairie business owner has presented a large donation to a special project at a seniors’ lodge in High Prairie.Don and Carol Charrois donated $25,000 to Heart River Housing for a project to…
Red Wings shine in Metro All-Star Game

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Seven players from the High Prairie Red Wings played in the first West Division All-Star Game in Geater Metro Junior A Hockey League history.Centre Harlan Noskey, forwards Theo Cunning- ham, Keaton Auger and Braydan Auger, defence-…