Chris CleggSouth Peace News Lagoon repairs to be done this year have High Prairie town council all smiles and smelling like a rose!Council heard at its Jan. 24 meeting that the estimated $350,000 project will actually cost a fraction of…

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News Going forward, High Prairie School Division (HPSD) buses will not run if the temperature is -35C or colder, before windchill.Previously, buses did not run at -40C.HPSD board of trustees made the decision at its Jan.…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has put a leash on the number of dogs people can own on a property.At its regular meeting Jan. 25, council gave third and final reading to amend the animal control bylaw that…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Is the glass half full or half empty?Depending on your view, it’s a good way to look at the Falher Pirates season as the battle for first place in the East Division with the Manning Comets…
Raiders boys win Rim Rocker crown

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The host Prairie River Raiders, of High Prairie, won the boys’ side in the annual junior high school Prairie River Rim Rocker Basketball Tournament Jan. 20-21.Prairie River defeated the Roland Michener Rams, of Slave Lake, 33-27…

Filmmaker and former Wabasca resident Aaron Sorensen is pitching involvement in a new TV show.He’s looking for a $250,000 investment to make The Nation happen.According to the report in the M.D. of Opportunity council’s Jan. 11 agenda package, to make…
Wings post back-to-back shutouts

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings recorded two straight shutouts in a pair of weekend games in the Greater Metro Hockey League.High Prairie blanked the Northern Alberta Tomahawks 6-0 in Enoch on Jan. 21 after the host…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Staff gets 3 per cent pay raise Some employees of High Prairie School Division have received a slight pay increase.At its monthly meeting Jan. 17, the board approved a three per cent increase to all non-unionized…
The grand finale!

Art classes are done for this semester but – happily! – we find there was enough art done to carry us over until the second semester begins. Thank the Art students for that! Teacher Rhonda Lund is going to miss…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The resignation of Councillor Patrick Simon has prompted the Town of Falher to plan for a byelection.As required by law, Simon submitted his resignation to CAO James Bell Jan. 4 citing personal reasons. He promptly reported…