Pleasantview presentation postponed

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A presentation to show proposed plans to expand Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie has been postponed to March 10 from March 2. Design plans and drawings to add 20 units to the seniors lodge will be…
RCMP target erratic ATV drivers, drugs

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie RCMP is stepping up efforts to curb poor drivers of all-terrain vehicles in hamlets and reduce illegal drug activity. S/Sgt. Warren Wright says High Prairie RCMP and Faust RCMP are ready to boost patrols…
Efforts to build helipad stall

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A permanent helipad at High Prairie Health Complex remains a top priority for Big Lakes County and STARS air ambulance service. However, plans to work on a project with Alberta Health Services [AHS] are still up…
Wings on thin ice to resume season

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News If the hockey season for the High Prairie Red Wings is allowed to resume in the next few weeks, plans to play at home could be on thin ice. The Red Wings may have to leave…
‘Fly-bys’ concern HPSD

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Growing reports of motorists passing school buses with red lights flashing concerns High Prairie School Division.At its regular board meeting Feb. 17, the board of trustees discussed ongoing reports of school bus fly-bys, says a news…
Lodge plans ready to be shown

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Design plans and drawings to add 20 seniors’ housing units at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie are ready to be presented to the community. Heart River Housing welcomes the community to view the draft designs and…
Alberta wildfire season opens March 1

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The wildfire season in Alberta starts March 1 despite piles of snow still on the ground. Fire permits will be required for any type of outdoor burning in the forest protection area from March 1 to…
Ribbon skirts unveiled

Attire now part of ceremonial dress uniform Chris CleggSouth Peace News Lakeshore Regional Police Service’s female members have a dazzling new addition to its uniforms. On Feb. 9, Lakeshore was pleased to unveil its police service ribbon skirt that will…
Work not completed

MLA vows to lobby for local contractors Chris CleggSouth Peace News Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn is “absolutely thrilled” that the Alberta government has listened to constituents and agreed to demolish the old High Prairie Hospital. “It is important…
‘Ad nauseum’ debate ends

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Enough is enough! It is what High Prairie town council decided at its Jan. 26 meeting while updating its flag policy. “Don’t put it on [CAO Rod Risling’s] plate,” said Councillor Michael Long near the end…
Domestic violence, drugs increasing in Lakeshore region

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Domestic violence and drugs ere growing concerns in 2020 for Lakeshore Regional Police Service. “Our top crimes continue to be domestic violence and we have also seen a rise in drug-related crime,” says Dale Cox, chief…
Red Wings back on ice

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Hockey in High Prairie is back on the ice as COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed to allow ice arenas to welcome small groups. The High Prairie Red Wings returned to the Sports Palace on Feb. 8…
‘Lopsided’ joint-use agreement scrapped

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County council is ready to go back to square one to draft a new joint-use agreement with the Town of High Prairie and local school divisions. At its regular meeting Jan. 27, council approved…
2 exceptional entries make grade

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A High Prairie student has made history, if the High Prairie Royal Canadian Legion president’s memory hasn’t failed him. Don Ebbett says Taylor Oliver-Guerin’s Senior Colour Poster in the annual 2020 Remembrance Day contest has made…
Old hospital slated for demolition

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Almost four years after the buildings were vacated, the old High Prairie Health Complex will be demolished in the coming months. The Government of Alberta announced plans Feb. 3 to level the old hospital, J.B. Wood…
Taken for granted?

NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says government feels they don’t have to earn rural Alberta’s support Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley held a town hall meeting via Zoom Feb. 3 with residents of the Lesser…