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Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News A business and municipal event have joined forces to make a full-day regional economic develop- ment conference. ‘Spark the North/State of the Lake – Uniting Communities for Regional Growth’ is April 25 from 9 a.m.…
Prevention begins to ease threat of wildfires

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Wildland firefighters will be busy in the coming weeks to help prevent wildfires as warmer weather approaches. Firefighters will be burning areas of dead and dry grass on public land around communities in the Slave Lake…

Joe McWilliams Over 30 years on the job, junk tends to accumulate. And not just the physical kind! My work computer, for example, has stories, or opinion columns, sitting around. They gather dust, if pieces of digital data can be…
Can’t wait until the next one!

The High Prairie and Area Children’s Resource Council hosted its annual Easter Party for preschoolers March 21. Children enjoyed a variety of activities, including crafts, hand painting and playing on the play equipment. Above, Zyla Chalifoux, eight months old, has…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County may reconsider its plan to apply to purchase Crown land in Faust from the provincial government. At its regular meeting March 27, council directed administration to provide more information to council about the…

Chris Clegg Death and taxes are said to be the two most guaranteed facts of life. We can add a third. A recall petition in Alberta being successful. Pigs learning to fly would get better odds in Vegas than a…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News There should be no confusion about the decision from High Prairie town council to not purchase the old High Prairie Health Complex land last year, said several councillors at a special council meeting April 4. “I…
Twyla delivers the beef – and lots of it!

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A rare event occurred at the Stewart farm southwest of High Prairie in the Gilwood area March 30-31. Twyla, a Gelbvieh cow owned by Natalie Stewart, delivered healthy, thriving triplets by herself. Twyla, purchased from Ron…
Way to ‘bee’, kids! Way to be!

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News Students from the back lakes will be competing at the Spelling Bee of Canada Championship in Toronto on May 26. Students qualified for the championship at a local spelling bee March 26 at the Red…
Red Wings face uphill battle in final

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Red Wings dropped the first two games in the best-of-seven championship final series in the National Junior Hockey League. The No. 1 Edson Eagles doubled the No. 2. Red Wings 6-3 in High Prairie in…
‘Justice for Kennysha’

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Repeated chants of “Justice for Kennysha” were heard for over two hours April 2 at a walk to honour and remember the much-loved woman. Kennysha Louise Gardiner (Dec. 16, 1992 – Dec. 23, 2023) was found…
Hemp plant opening expected in fall

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter A long-anticipated opening date for Smoky Hemp Decortication Ltd. (SHDL) is nearing, and its reality became a little more real as a part of the decortication line arrived earlier this month. Chief administrative officer Avis Gagne…