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Walk celebrates special day

A small crowd joined a short celebration and walk to recognize and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21. The Falher ATB branch and Smoky River FCSS joined to hold the event, which began with a land acknowledgement and prayer…
‘Do everything with love and kindness’

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A special crosswalk was dedicated in High Prairie to acknowledge missing and murdered Indigenous people and remember those who lost their lives in Indian residential schools.The Town of High Prairie and the local Indigenous community unveiled…
What a blast it was!

The Peace River region hosted an extremely successful Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games June 16-19. The games were co-hosted by the Town of Peace River, Northern Sunrise County, County of Northern Lights, the M.D. of Peace and the Town of…
Falher Honey Festival returns with a ‘buzz’

The Falher Honey Festival returned June 17-19 after the event was cancelled by COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 and 2021. Cool and cloudy weather and rain didn’t dampen the spirits as most activities planned for outside were moved indoors.

The red and white will be on full display at Joussard July 1 during Canada Day celebrations!Events begin at 2 p.m. with opening ceremonies followed by the popular Bicycle Parade. The fire truck will lead participants throughout the hamlet.From 3-5…

Big Lakes County is hosting a Bike Rodeo at Spruce Point Park July 1 from 1-3 p.m.Games, prizes and fun will all be part of the afternoon.The ride-through event will feature helmet fittings, safety tips, an agility course and a…

The tradition continues!The Kinuso Canadian Cowboy Parade will once again kick off rodeo activities July 1-2.The parade begins at 11 a.m. with entrants asked to line up behind the Agriculture Hall. The parade then makes its way down Main Street…

The fifth annual Spruce Point Park Rodeo occurs July 2-3 at Spruce Point Park Rodeo Grounds near Kinuso.Action begins at 2 p.m. each day with all the major events of rodeo featured. The rodeo is sanctioned by the Wildrose Rodeo…

The popular Mud Bog returns to Triangle July 2-3, hosted by Pioneer Threshermans Association.Events start at 1 p.m. Saturday with gates open at noon. Sunday events start at 11 a.m. with gates open at 10 a.m.Admission is $10 for adults…
PR celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Peace River celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 at the Treaty 8 Memorial. Many dignitaries attended and spoke of the importance of the day. It was also a time to remember and continue the healing process in the spirit…

The Friends of the Falher Library are holding a Books and Video Sale [by donation] June 28-30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Falher Log Cabin. The sale continues July 5-7, also from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Books…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A major fishing tournament in the High Prairie region returns as the 32nd annual Golden Walleye Classic is set for Sept. 3-4 at Shaw’s Point Resort.The event on Lesser Slave Lake was cancelled the last two…
Pratt class celebrates commencement

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Achieving a major educational milestone, 52 graduating students of E.W. Pratt School in High Prairie were honoured at commencement ceremonies June 11.Pratt principal Etta Viens urged the students to focus on the future to make the…