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Family fulfills Sasakamoose’s dream

A ceremonial faceoff officially opened the Starr Sasakamoose SS Cup Hockey Tournament in High Prairie April 12-14. His daughter, Jordyn Sasakamoose, middle, dropped the puck in the ceremonial faceoff between Driftpile Cree Nation Chief Dwayne Laboucan, left, and Kristal Sasakamoose,…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The 21st annual High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show returns April 20-21 at the Sports Palace, Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre and High Prairie Curling Rink. “We will have another full house of vendors,” says Darrell Basarab,…
Bookworms invited to big sale

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter is hosting their annual Used Book Sale fundraiser starting at the end of May, and they would appreciate some help gathering used books to sell. Women’s Shelter family violence prevention advocate…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is supporting a regional conference that promotes economic development. At its regular meeting March 13, council approved a sponsorship grant of $1,000 and in-kind support of $300 to the Spark the North conference…

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News A business and municipal event have joined forces to make a full-day regional economic develop- ment conference. ‘Spark the North/State of the Lake – Uniting Communities for Regional Growth’ is April 25 from 9 a.m.…
Can’t wait until the next one!

The High Prairie and Area Children’s Resource Council hosted its annual Easter Party for preschoolers March 21. Children enjoyed a variety of activities, including crafts, hand painting and playing on the play equipment. Above, Zyla Chalifoux, eight months old, has…
‘Justice for Kennysha’

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Repeated chants of “Justice for Kennysha” were heard for over two hours April 2 at a walk to honour and remember the much-loved woman. Kennysha Louise Gardiner (Dec. 16, 1992 – Dec. 23, 2023) was found…
Repertoire dancers hone their skills

Pearl LorentzenFor the South Peace News March 23-24, local dancers had the opportunity to enhance up their performances with help from industry professionals. For the third time, Live to Dance from Edmonton, brought master classes and a competition to Slave…
Zirkas showcase Ukrainian culture

The Ukrainian Cultural Society of High Prairie presented its annual Zabava celebration March 16 at the Edmo Peyre Hall. The show featured the High Prairie Zirka Dancers. Colourful outfits and skills by 40 young dancers from ages three to 16…
Barbecue stays in High Prairie, change of venue denied

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has scheduled its annual county barbecue for late June, despite a suggestion to hold the event in the east end of the county. At its regular meeting March 13, council set the date…
‘Let’s ‘ear’ it for Easter!

The High Prairie and Area Children’s Resource Council hosted its annual Easter Party for preschoolers on March 21, 10 days before Easter on March 31. Children enjoyed a variety of activities, including crafts, hand painting and playing on the play…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter SARDA Ag Research is hosting a series of liming workshops in the region to help educate local farmers on the benefits of adding the process to their farming practices. The three workshops will be held throughout…
Truly a ‘WIN’ win conference not to be missed!

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Women in the North (WIN) conference is gearing up to provide a supportive, uplifting, and empowering experience to women this spring. WIN Conference project coordinator Dani Wearden says this year there will be three conferences stretched…
Carrier-Bozarth team wins ice fishing event

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Beautiful late-winter weather welcomed anglers to the 31st annual Joussard Ice Fishing Tournament held March 9 on Lesser Slave Lake, hosted by the Joussard Community Association. Teams of two hit the lake for the popular tournament…