Forest companies release harvest plans

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Harvesting plans for three forestry companies operating in the High Prairie and Slave Lake regions were presented May 30 at a joint open house at the High Prairie Legion Hall. Plans were displayed by West Fraser…
Zabolotniuk nominated for Edwin Parr Award

High Prairie school teacher Sharlie Zabolotniuk has been nominated by High Prairie School School Division for the provincial Edwin Parr Teacher Award. Presented by the Alberta School Trustees’ Association, the award honour outstanding teachers in their first year in the…

Rev. Terry Goerz,Redeemer Lutheran Church The term shepherd is what Jesus uses to identify Himself. He really is the true Good Shepherd! But remember, shepherd is also a term used to describe those other people who tend to God’s flock,…

At its May 23 meeting, council directed administration to seek proposals for the operation of the Berwyn Campsite for the 2024 camping season . . . Council directed administration to set up a competition inviting residents to name the new…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is building a gravel access road for a residential property in the Prairie Echo area. At its meeting May 22, council agreed to construct a residential access road for Echo Valley Farms with…

Jeff Burgar It wouldn’t be natural if a man or woman didn’t want to protect itself. Or grow bigger and stronger, ready to defend itself, family, and minions against all threats, now and in any possible future. It’s survival instinct.…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter ‘BEE’autiful moments deserve to be shared, and Falher’s Honey Festival organizers are asking people from around the region to swarm to their hive to celebrate this year’s event. The annual festival will be held from June…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Town of Peace River is introducing an initiative that will help to showcase its 12 spectacular playgrounds. Mark Your Park is a new summer program that challenges residents to get outside this summer to explore the…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter A new festival is set to make its debut in the Town of Peace River July 5-7, and organizers are urging people from around the region to experience the first ever Rotaract River Days. Peace River…
Ribbon Skirts helps keep Indigenous culture alive, thriving

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Ribbon skirts are a centuries-old Indigenous tradition, and their importance is rightfully solidifying their symbol of identity, resilience and survival. The federal government passed a bill to make Jan. 4 an official National Ribbon Skirt Day,…

Emily PlihalLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter Northern Sunrise County has given third reading to a Revised Emergency Management Bylaw to correct an issue in a portion of the original bylaw. Administration updated the bylaw to align with the Incident Command System…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A Big Lakes County landowner wants to revert land back to its former land-use district. As a result, council has taken first steps to redistrict property of a recreational vehicle business west of High Prairie. At…

Richard Froese Seniors in local communities throughout Alberta take centre stage again during Seniors’ Week from June 3-9. Special events have been scheduled to celebrate the seniors and golden-agers. They have contributed much to help shape communities into what they…