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Ice Huts on Lesser Slave Lake

Collections of ice fishing huts appear where ever fish, particularly walleye, might be found. One hut appears. Then another. Then another. The appearances begin around mid-December, when ice is thick enough to support a person. As winter progresses, ice will…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Fairview man and a youth are facing charges after an assault at Nampa Jan. 12, reports Peace Regional RCMP Detachment S/Sgt. Dave Browne.Police responded to a call about 8:30 a.m.“Investigation revealed that two suspects had…

H.P. court docketJan. 16, 2023Judge S.P. Hinkley A young woman eager to overcome drug addictions will pay a few hundred dollars in fines after pleading guilty to breaching release conditions.Kendra Grace Nanemahoo, 33, was fined $400, including the victim fine…

Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News Anyone wanting to become the United Conservative Party candidate for Lesser Slave Lake can now do so.“All remaining constituencies open in the next three weeks,” says UCP Lesser Slave Lake Constituency Association president Gordon Ferguson.Nominations…

Jeff Burgar When it comes to government spending, an old joke very much applies. The joke is basically a one-liner.Question: “What is an elephant.”Answer: “An elephant is a horse designed by a committee.”You may wonder why Canada’s health system is…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News There is no question the High Prairie region gets more value in STARS service than anyone else, but how much they are willing to contribute and how much they can afford is another matter.Glenda Farnden, senior…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Two big wins last weekend and some unexpected help have the Falher Pirates in control of their own destiny in hopes of finishing first in the NPHL’s East Division.The Pirates defeated the Grande Prairie Athletics 4-1…

H.P. court docketJan. 9, 2023Judge S.P. Hinkley An Atikameg man found himself behind bars for several days after breaching a sentence he was allowed to serve in his home.Evan Blake Noskey, 33, was sentenced to 10 days in jail after…
STARS still flying high

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News STARS air ambulance service continues to soar in Big Lakes County and the surrounding High Prairie region.Again, the region was the busiest for the Grande Prairie base for STARS, says Glenda Farnden, senior municipal relations liaison…
Red Wings shine in All-Star Games

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Top players with the High Prairie Red Wings and the head coach were in the spotlight at the Greater Metro Hockey League Top Prospects and All-Star Games on Jan. 17 in Bancroft, Ontario.Red Wings head coach…

H.P. court docketDec. 19, 2023Judge S.P. Hinkley A young man celebrated Christmas and New Year’s in jail for spray painting a seniors’ lodge in High Prairie.Tyson Thomas, 24, was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he pleaded guilty in…
Fire services personnel receive medals

Several Lesser Slave Lake and Peace region emergency services personnel received Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medals Jan. 7 at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake, hosted by the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA). The 24 recipients were members of…