Council asked to resign, recall petition later filed

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council was asked to resign in its entirety at the Feb. 13 meeting. And on Feb. 16 at about 9:20 a.m., a recall petition was filed to remove Mayor Brian Panasiuk, and councillors…
‘Pasta’ salt and pepper, please!

High Prairie St. Andrew’s School hosted its annual Grade 9 Travel Club pasta supper fundraiser Feb. 15 for the club’s annual week-long trip to Toronto from May 27 to June 1. The evening also included a silent auction and other…
Shantz breaks Red Wings’ mark for goals

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Dayton Shantz has become the all-time goal-scoring leader for the High Prairie Red Wings junior hockey team. The local forward scored his 98th career goal on Feb. 9 when the Red Wings hosted the Mayerthorpe Northern…
Kinuso, Swan River students help prepare traditional feast

Kinuso and Swan River Grade 7-12 students had an opportunity to learn some traditional Cree skills in a land-based learning exercise hosted by Swan River First Nation. On Feb. 1-2, students learned how to prepare a traditional Cree feast from…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Anyone wanting to ride the Big Lakes County bus will be out of luck when the temperatures get too cold. At its regular meeting Feb. 14, council approved an amended policy for the Big Lakes County…
Red Wings sweep last place Rampage

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings swept two games in Vulcan the first weekend in February in junior hockey. The second-place Red Wings narrowly defeated the Vulcan Rampage 6-4 on Feb. 3 and 6-5 on Feb. 2…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Peace River and area has a Farmers Market that is sure to delight people who like homegrown or homespun goods. Peace River Farmers Market Manager Michelle Dubrule says the market is held once a month in…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter If your child is a big fan of the Easter Bunny, make sure to head out to Harmon Valley Hall to have breakfast with the rabbit. The annual Breakfast with the Bunny Easter celebration will be…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter For some, the Easter holiday has a significant religious importance and for others it has become a time to celebrate family and togetherness. Nampa Museum and Nampa/Northern Sunrise County Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) are…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter On Feb. 13, Northern Sunrise County approved a lending bylaw to allow for a temporary loan to the Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter Society. The bylaw was first discussed at a regular council meeting Jan. 9,…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter There is still time to get tickets for the ever-popular annual dinner theatre in Jean Cote next month. (Local Actors Having Fun (LAHF) Troupe’s Brenda Moore says they still have over 100 tickets available between the…

Big Lakes County honoured many of its firefighters at a celebration Jan. 13 at the Faust Community Hall. BLC fire chief Jason Cottingham was awarded a 22-Years of Fire Service Medal for his many years of service and dedication. Big…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It goes without saying that the Falher Pirates will be heavy favourites when they face the winner of the Valleyview Jets vs Manning Comets series in the NPHL East Division Final in two weeks. Winners of…

Heart River Foundation needs more money and it is the taxpayers who will be footing the bill. McLennan town council heard at its Feb. 12 meeting that Heart River is requisitioning $14,786 from McLennan this year, up $1,044 from last…