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How conservative is too conservative is something we must think about as the world seems intent on sliding into full blown fascist authoritarian chaos. People go around frothing at the mouth over what the “ship disturbers” have chosen as a…
Spring colours!

Spring has sprung in the High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School Art room! Students are working with colours and themes from the natural world as readily as they do with the elements and principles of art. Clearly, this is to…
Remembering the missing and murdered

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Missing and murdered Indigenous people were remembered at a special ceremony May 5 in Sucker Creek First Nation.“Our People are Sacred” was the theme of the event at the Sucker Creek Recreation Centre to commemorate National…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Smoky River Chamber of Commerce has set its steps and priorities to promote businesses and boost community spirit.The board of the newly-formed chamber for the Falher-McLennan area discussed and approved priorities at its regular meeting April…
Falher clinic welcomes physician

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Falher Medical Clinic welcomes a new physician.Dr. Firas Hussein started on March 31 and has a passion to serve in rural regions.“I have almost 20 years experience working in rural communities,” Dr. Hussein says.He is committed…

Dr. Robin Laughlin and his staff want to thank everyone who phoned and emailed Minister of Health Jason Copping, Premier Jason Kenney, Alberta Health Services [AHS] officials; and offered their support to the High Prairie Medical Clinic [HPMC] over the…
Donation makes ‘sense’

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Residents of J.B. Wood Continuing Care Centre in High Prairie are benefiting from a new sensory room.The room has been made possible, in part, through a generous donation by the family of the late Pauline Kruger…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News It will soon be time to cool off in Falher in the coming weeks!Falher Regional Pool and the Richardson Pioneer Spray Park will open in the coming weeks for the summer.However, no date to open the…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of High Prairie is considering a four per cent tax increase this year despite an anticipated surplus of $1.187 million from 2021 operations.Council, which will pass its tax rate bylaw soon, says it needs…
McLennan extends thanks to community volunteers

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Two citizens and a community organization were recognized for their efforts and contributions to the town of McLennan during a brief ceremony May 1.Dan Labreque, better known locally as “Dan the Stickman’, Doreen Potskin, and members…

Dan Cooper,President,High PrairieBranch,Jesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints The family is the central unit in our society. No other organization can take the place of the learning and love that comes within a family.The family is the most important place for children…
Clothing drive ‘essential’

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News An annual drive to collect maternity clothing has returned in the High Prairie region.The maternity clothing exchange started in April and continues to the end of June.“Donations have been declining and we are in great need,”…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The 19th annual High Prairie Gun and Outdoor Show is back May 14-15 and is expected to be bigger and better.After the show was cancelled the last two years by COVID-19 restrictions, the High Prairie Fish…
Falher welcomes councillors

Falher town council is back to a full slate of seven members. Paosu [Bobo] Simard and Patrick Simon were sworn in as new councillors before the regular council meeting May 2. Falher council was reduced to five members by Municipal…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A Driftpile man will have to pay more than $750 in damages to a fence at a downtown park in High Prairie.John Samuel Isadore, 28, was fined $500 for mischief causing damage under $5,000 after pleading…