Driftpile honours its war heroes

No Stone Left Alone celebrated Chris CleggSouth Peace News Too often, the efforts and sacrifices of First Nations peoples were forgotten during conflicts around the world. Ceremonies like No Stone Left Alone give communities a chance to change that. Driftpile…
New college campus nears completion

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Construction of the new Northern Lakes College campus in High Prairie is just a couple of weeks away from being finished. Crews are in the final stage of the project that started in May 2019. “Everything…
Wings tame Icedogs during weekend sweep

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie Red Wings swept the Slave Lake Icedogs in Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League action on the Halloween weekend. Mikal Chalifoux bagged five goals and Larry Yellowknee added three as the Red Wings tricked…
Home engulfed

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Fire destroyed a two-storey house in High Prairie in the late afternoon of Nov. 5. The house where Louis Bellrose and Pearl Sandor were staying caught fire about 4:15 p.m. “The fire is not suspicious and…
Site prep occurring at East Gate

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Work being done during the last week of October at the East Gate retail development site in High Prairie’s east end involves site preparation, says Martin Blair, managing director, First Aberdeen Developments. “On that site, we’re…
Viersen votes against ban on conversion therapy

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen was one of only seven Conservative MPs who voted against a Liberal bill banning conversion therapy on Oct. 28. Conversion therapy is the debunked practice of forcing children or adults into…
Enhanced service thrills seniors

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Big Lakes Rural Public Transportation Program is expanding services in High Prairie to the delight of a local seniors’ organization. “It’s going to work out just great,” High Prairie Golden Age Club president Howard Greer…
Horizon offers new way to travel

Regular trips to Edmonton, possibly Whitecourt Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News Nov. 2 marks the date of a new bus service through Slave Lake to Edmonton. It’s called Horizon Bus Lines and is the project of a couple from Faust.…
Patenaude receives Holy Family award

Chris CleggSouth Peace News An East Prairie man has won the 2020 Excellence in Indigenous Education Award from Holy Family Catholic Regional Division. Ernest Patenaude was named recipient of the award after Holy Family’s board of trustees passed a motion…
Lakeshore pleased proposed Police Act will raise profile

Police chief praises decision Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Lakeshore Regional Police Service in the Lesser Slave Lake area is pleased the First Nations service will soon be recognized in the Alberta Police Act. Proposed changes to the Police Act would…
Signs remember missing, murdered Indigenous people

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Motorists driving through Driftpile Cree Nation are reminded about missing and murdered Indigenous people [MMIP]. The sign on Highway 2 at the east entrance Driftpile was unveiled in a ceremony Oct. 29. Another sign is located…
Halloween allowed during pandemic

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Ghosts, goblins and witches will be allowed to roam the streets in Alberta on Halloween. The Alberta government is allowing trick-of-treaters Oct. 31 this year, but only from 3-8 p.m. The decision meets with approval from…
A mask bylaw: council will be ready just in case

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Face masks may become mandatory in High Prairie to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the pandemic continues. At its regular meeting Oct. 13, High Prairie town council approved a motion to draft a bylaw…
Municipalities can make ‘MOST’ of new grant

Smoky River opts in Chris CleggSouth Peace News The M.D. of Smoky River has directed administration to begin finding claims to apply for the Municipal Operating Support Transfer grant.Council discussed the matter at its Oct. 14 meeting.“Any impact on COVID…
Local group hopes to start plastic re-manufacture project

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News Jule Asterisk has been interested in plastic since she was a child in the 1970s. Now she wants to do something about it! Asterisk, a member of the Regional Environmental Action Committee [REAC], is embarking…
Wings swept in season-opening series

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings lost twice last weekend to the Enoch Northern Alberta Tomahawks to open the 2020-21 Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League season. The Red Wings lost 10-3 to the Tomahawks on home…