Flashlight Night returns to EC Bar Oct. 23

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The ever-popular Halloween Flashlight Night returns Oct. 23 to EC Bar Ranch just east of High Prairie.After the event was cancelled in 2020 by COVID-19 restrictions, ranch owners Lyndon and Denise Drefs are excited to organize…
Obituary – Richard Edward L’Hirondelle

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard Edward L’Hirondelle in High Prairie on Sept. 3, 2021.Richard was born Aug. 9, 1940. Richard fought a very brave battle having Parkinson’s disease for many…
Prospectors strike gold in first wins

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Peace River Prospectors struck gold twice for their first wins of the season in the Mighty Peace Bantam Football League.On the road, the Prospectors blanked the High Prairie Outlaws 48-0 on Oct. 6 on a…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Renegades keep on getting better on the high school football field.Ever-improving, the Renegades defeated the Peace-Wapiti Titans 43-7 in Grande Prairie on Oct. 6 in Mighty Peace Football League action.Head coach Tom Duchesneau…

Dan Cooper,President,High PrairieBranch,Jesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints We live in a world filled with individuals vying for our attention and devotion. They cry, “Follow me!” in loud, colourful ways, placing themselves directly in our view and shouting to convince us of…

On Oct. 18, Albertans will be presented with the opportunity to express their opinion on what should be done with the federal Equalization program.This referendum – if Albertans vote to approve the provincial government moving forward – is just an…

Richard Froese For some people, it’s been a challenge to be thankful with restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic that began in March 2020.We celebrated Thanksgiving Day last weekend.But we have so many things to be thankful for all the time.COVID-19…

Richard Froese Voters go to the polls Oct. 18 to elect municipal councils and school boards.Held every four years, local elections often create the most interest in government elections since candidates are local and deal with local issues.It’s important for…
Obituary – Cecil Loughlin

With heavy and thankful hearts, the Loughlin and Carley families share the news of the passing of a much-loved uncle and lifelong friend, Cecil Loughlin.Cecil reached the 100-year milestone with such pride.Cecil was born and grew up in North Edmonton.…

Terry Calliou Hi! My name is Terry Calliou. First of all, I want to thank the citizens of McLennan who have supported my candidacy for mayor, for the community of McLennan. The citizens of McLennan and the M.D. of Smoky…

Sue Delaurier Hello, everyone! For those that don’t know me my name is Sue Delaurier. I was born and raised in McLennan, and have just completed my first term on McLennan’s town council. I I decided to sit on council…

PastorBrian Gilroy,High PrairieChurch of theNazarene. As you read this “inspiration column,” you find yourself between two elections – one federal and one municipal for the Province of Alberta.One has passed and one is to come. Some of you will exercise…

Jeff Burgar Somewhere, someplace, is someone who thinks it is impossible for government to put together some kind of computer system for a vaccine passport.There is good reason to think this way. The federal Liberals managed to botch the gun…

Jeff Burgar Some of the dozen or so bigwig civil servants in charge of Alberta Health Services make over $500,000 per year, not including their perks, pensions and allowances.You may well again wonder, given the current situation in Alberta in…