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Crime victims score with Red Wings

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie and District Victim Assistance received armfuls of teddy bears collected from the High Prairie Red Wings’ first Teddy Bear Toss on Dec. 18.“We are overwhelmed with gratitude by the generous donation,” victim assistance assistant…

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News “We started last Wednesday [Jan. 12] for the first time since COVID shut us down,” says Roberta Hunt about bingo in Kinuso.About 50 people attended that first evening back.Bingo is held at the Kinuso Ag…
HP Food Bank ‘harvests’ donation

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It’s an annual contribution very much appreciated by the High Prairie and District Food Bank Society, especially during trying times.A cheque for $3,723.23 was presented Jan. 11 by Town of High Prairie Mayor Brian Panasiuk to…
Webinar to teach how to be better stewards of land

Kate Lovsin,Watershed Coordinator,Lesser Slave Watershed Council. The Lesser Slave Watershed Council is hosting a free webinar event in partnership with our friends at the Land Stewardship Centre.The webinar is called “Being Good Stewards of the Land” and will focus on…
Smaller St. Isidore Carnaval still a possibility

In the Jan. 12, 2022 South Peace News a headline was misleading.While a full-scale St. Isidore Carnival is “unlikely” some events may continue. As the story on page 12 of that issue suggests, a smaller event may include snow sculpturing.Carnaval…
Another year, another success

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A growing number of families and households in the Falher and McLennan region had a special Christmas with support from the community.Food vouchers were delivered by Smoky River Family and Community Support Services [FCSS] in its…
Boulet retires after nearly 15 years as ag fieldman

Lucie Mercier South Peace News There’s been some changes at the M.D. of Smoky River building in Falher, as the staff welcomed their new ag fieldman Dec. 13.Shayne Steffen, having grown up in the Edmonton area, has a lot of…
Family gives back to community

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A former longtime High Prairie business owner has presented a large donation to a special project at a seniors’ lodge in High Prairie.Don and Carol Charrois donated $25,000 to Heart River Housing for a project to…
Making Christmas merrier

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Many local children will receive something fun, thanks to the generosity of shoppers at Red Apple stores in High Prairie and Falher and the Bargain! Shop in Peace River during the annual toy drive that ended…
Midnight Madness a big hit in Falher

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Stores in the Smoky River region bustled with shoppers during Midnight Madness Nov. 26.The promotion was hosted by the Smoky River Regional Chamber of Commerce.New chamber president Nichole Simard says the annual event to promote Christmas…
Glenmary men win hoops title

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Peace River Glenmary Saints won the ninth annual Tonesha Walker Memorial Basketball Tournament in High Prairie hosted by the E.W. Pratt Chargers on Dec. 3-4.The Saints beat the host Chargers 89-60 in the final of…
McLennan celebrates holiday season

An estimated crowd of about 200 people attended the annual Town of McLennan Light-Up Dec. 1. Town council partnered with the Northern Alberta Railway Museum, and Kimiwan Birdwalk and Leisure Recreation Society, to turn on the lights at the museum…
Pharmasave celebrates opening

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A fourth drug store in High Prairie opened Nov. 23 when Pharmasave welcomed is first customers.Store owner and pharmacist Suraj Patel joined in the ribbon cutting with council members of East Prairie Metis Settlement, who own…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The High Prairie Municipal Library is encouraging its patrons to support the High Prairie and District Food Bank.The library is inviting everyone to join their “Reverse Advent Calendar” challenge!During December, library staff are challenging the community…