Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has initiated steps to study an option for a new regional policing model. At its regular meeting Feb. 14, council directed administration to apply for a provincial government Indigenous and municipal police transition…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County remains committed in its effort to apply to buy Crown land in Faust that was originally offered for sale in 2014. At its regular meeting Feb. 14, council approved a motion to not…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has redistricted property to allow owners of a recreational vehicle business west of High Prairie to be able to subdivide and sell. At its regular meeting Feb. 14, council gave second and third…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Steps continue forward in the formation of the McLennan Economic Development Board. Council ironed out a few details during its meeting Feb. 12 and agreed to bring an undated draft copy for approval at its next…
Coach expects best to come in playoffs

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings have secured second place in the National Junior Hockey League while the Edson Eagles claim first. Both teams sealed the top two spots after the Red Wings lost to Edson 6-3…

Mother Nature may have forced the cancellation of the Alberta Pond Hockey Championships but it did not stop Grimshaw town council from reaffirming its $5,000 donation. Instead, council decided at its Feb. 14 meeting to direct $5,000 to support the…
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…