Fire services personnel receive medals

Several Lesser Slave Lake and Peace region emergency services personnel received Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medals Jan. 7 at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake, hosted by the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA). The 24 recipients were members of…
Obituary – Polly Stafford

Polly Stafford, a lifelong resident of High Prairie, passed away peacefully Jan. 13, 2023 in the Peace River Hospital at the age of 91.Polly, the ninth of 10 children, was born in the Kushner farmhouse north of High Prairie on…
Obituary – “Uncle Nicky” Shybunia

It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye to “Uncle Nicky” Shybunia. He lived life to the fullest with great joy. Ask how he felt, it was always, “Super fantastic!”Nick worked from a shoe salesman, truck owner, oil rigs,…
Obituary – Melvin Albert Hill

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Melvin Albert Hill, a long-time resident of High Prairie.Melvin was born in High Prairie to Swedish parents Albert and Tensie Hill on March 20, 1934, and passed away on…
Ice Huts on Lesser Slave Lake

Collections of ice fishing huts appear where ever fish, particularly walleye, might be found. One hut appears. Then another. Then another. The appearances begin around mid-December, when ice is thick enough to support a person. As winter progresses, ice will…
Carnaval de St-Isidore returns Feb. 17-19

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The 40th annual Carnaval de St-Isidore is set for Feb. 17-19 with a full state of francophone culture.Plenty of activities at the St-Isidore Cultural Centre will return after COVID-19 restrictions cancelled the event in 2022, says…
Red Wings fall to soaring Eagles

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings lost their third game of the regular season Greater Metro Hockey League.High Prairie fell 5-3 to the Edson Eagles on the road Jan. 14 after the Red Wings doubled the Fox…

For the second year in a row, there is a virtual fishing tournament on Lesser Slave Lake and surrounding lakes.The fishing is in-person, but the submissions are online.Slave Lake and Area Slam is a catch-photo-release fishing tournament over the four…
School News – Debate topics chosen

PRJH Staff This is the news from Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie.Report cards will be out on Jan. for Term 2. PRJH will be holding their first parent/teacher interviews for this term on Feb. 2, from 4:30-6:30…

Chris CleggRichard FroeseSouth Peace News Drivers are not slowing down while driving on Highway 2 through Driftpile First Nation prompting the band council to take steps toward solving the problem.Band council recently made an application to Alberta Transportation to lower…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a Sucker Creek man on Nov. 19, 2021 has retained a lawyer just weeks before a scheduled preliminary inquiry.Travis Myles Melnyk appeared…
Big Lakes County welcomes first pumper/rescue truck

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County Protective Services has welcomed its first pumper/rescue truck.The 2022 International 607HV with a Prestige fire truck body arrived Jan. 19 and went into service Jan. 21, fire chief Jason Cottingham says.The spanking-new unit…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The High Prairie Curling Club will be hosting a Curling Alberta qualifier Jan. 27-28 for the Alberta Mixed Doubles Curling Championship Jan. 27-28.There are 16 berths available for the Alberta championships. Six teams will pre-qualify through…