Ag minister visits hemp plant

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Smoky Hemp Decortication Ltd. (SHDL) representatives, municipal leaders and dignitaries welcomed the Government of Alberta’s Agriculture and Irrigation Minister RJ Sigurdson to the facility on June 11. SHDL was requested by the minister’s office to host…
Northern Sunrise taking steps to recognize beautiful yards

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Northern Sunrise County will be hosting a Yard Showcase to commend home, farm, and acreage owners for taking great care of their property. “Northern Sunrise County established the Yard Showcase Awards to promote community pride, environmental…
Commitment helps earn drivers top honours

Two bus drivers serving the McLennan area have been honoured as recipients of the Bus Driver-of-the-Year Award for High Prairie School Division. Awards were presented to Shannon Soucy and Kim Lussier, says a June 4 HPSD news release. What makes…
Students compete at national spelling bee

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News Three Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority (KTCEA) students competed at the 2024 Spelling Bee of Canada Championship in Toronto on May 26. All three students won three rounds. Joel Laboucan is from…
A great week for seniors!

From June 2-6, each day had a special event for seniors in High Prairie and Big Lakes County to celebrate Seniors’ Week. Below are a few of the events.
Pleasant view at Pleasantview!

Beautiful colourful art brightened up the day for seniors at an art show at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie on May 23. Works by four artists from the High Prairie region were featured in the show in the common area.
Poriskys help beautify Pleasantview

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie will look more beautiful over summer with flowers and watering equipment donated by longtime residents. Carson and Anne Porisky and family donated a side-by-side, mobile watering system, and 19 hanging baskets…
Forest companies release harvest plans

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Harvesting plans for three forestry companies operating in the High Prairie and Slave Lake regions were presented May 30 at a joint open house at the High Prairie Legion Hall. Plans were displayed by West Fraser…
Ribbon Skirts helps keep Indigenous culture alive, thriving

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Ribbon skirts are a centuries-old Indigenous tradition, and their importance is rightfully solidifying their symbol of identity, resilience and survival. The federal government passed a bill to make Jan. 4 an official National Ribbon Skirt Day,…
Royal Purple donates to MITAA

The MITAA Detox Centre in High Prairie received 31 special backpacks donated by the High Prairie Royal Purple Elks on May 24. Left-right, are detox centre intake worker Rhonda Ukrainetz, practicum student Cassie House, executive director Robin Stockman, Royal Purple…
Dr. J.B. Wood honoured, remembered

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The late Dr. J.B. Wood was honoured by the High Prairie community and his family at a special social tea May 28 at J.B. Wood Continuing Care Centre. The event was co-hosted by the Twice is…
Back by popular demand

Popular entertainers Richard and Deborah Popovich, of Sylvan Lake, AB performed at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie on May 27. Seniors, volunteers, family and friends were well entertained during the show that featured a barrel of laughs, and a music…
Stop the invasion!

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A group dedicated to looking after the Lesser Slave Lake watershed is pleased with efforts the Government of Alberta is taking to protect the precious resource. The government announced May 15 a new task force to…
Capitals go undefeated to win Cup

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Sucker Creek man has coached a young team to the Oskana Cup title in Regina, Sask. Ross Willier, and assistant coach Darren Martens, led the Sucker Creek Capitals to three straight wins and the title…