Kinuso rules STEM competition

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A team of students from Kinuso School won the second annual High Prairie School Division junior high Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition March 22 at Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie. Two…
Where ‘ordinary’ is not part of script

“Ordinary is not part of the script in the High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School art room. Students solve visual problems in surprising ways through art. In doing so, they put their creative talents to good use. Students receive instruction…
Repertoire dancers hone their skills

Pearl LorentzenFor the South Peace News March 23-24, local dancers had the opportunity to enhance up their performances with help from industry professionals. For the third time, Live to Dance from Edmonton, brought master classes and a competition to Slave…
Zirkas showcase Ukrainian culture

The Ukrainian Cultural Society of High Prairie presented its annual Zabava celebration March 16 at the Edmo Peyre Hall. The show featured the High Prairie Zirka Dancers. Colourful outfits and skills by 40 young dancers from ages three to 16…
Barbecue stays in High Prairie, change of venue denied

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has scheduled its annual county barbecue for late June, despite a suggestion to hold the event in the east end of the county. At its regular meeting March 13, council set the date…
St. Andrew’s replacement is top priority

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Holy Family Catholic Regional Division remains committed to a replacement building for St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie. At its regular meeting March 19, the board approved the priority as part of the new three-year capital…
Game 7! The best 2 words in sports!

Chris CleggSouth Peace News All season long Falher Pirates’ coach Dan Aubin has preached the importance of having home ice advantage in the playoffs. Tuesday night (March 26), the Pirates host the Spirit River Rangers in the seventh and deciding…
Council adds issues to MP Viersen’s plate

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The future of the Swan Hills Waste Treatment Centre, agricultural drought relief, and flooding issues were discussed when Big Lakes County council met with Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen at its regular council meeting…
Truly a ‘WIN’ win conference not to be missed!

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Women in the North (WIN) conference is gearing up to provide a supportive, uplifting, and empowering experience to women this spring. WIN Conference project coordinator Dani Wearden says this year there will be three conferences stretched…
Variety is the spice of life!

High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School Art students say it with pictures! The language of colour, line and form has no barriers as shown in many art forms. Students receive instruction from Rhonda Lund.
Carrier-Bozarth team wins ice fishing event

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Beautiful late-winter weather welcomed anglers to the 31st annual Joussard Ice Fishing Tournament held March 9 on Lesser Slave Lake, hosted by the Joussard Community Association. Teams of two hit the lake for the popular tournament…
Student-led science fair pleases teacher

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Grade 8 students at Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie promoted their projects at the school’s annual science fair March 7. The fair changed directions from previous years, says teacher Keith Davidson, who co-ordinated…
High Prairie’s gridiron stars earn top honours

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Top football players on High Prairie teams were honoured at an awards ceremony March 6 at St. Andrew’s School. Awards for the 2023 season were presented to the high school High Prairie Renegades and the bantam…
Pirates lead 2-1!

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It was a chance they may regret but for now, the Falher Pirates are still in control of winning their fourth NPHL title in franchise history. The Pirates lost the third game of the best-of-seven final…
First Nations, Métis Settlements invest in Clearwater oilfield

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News Twelve north-central Albertan Indigenous communities have invested in the local oilfield. And according to representatives of Peerless Trout First Nation, they are feeling pretty good about the prospects. “It’s going to be a big impact…