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Aboriginal veterans remembered

Canadians celebrated National Aboriginal Veterans Day Nov. 8 with a flag raising and wreath laying in the High Prairie Civic Square. The High Prairie Native Friendship Centre organized the celebration, which they plan to make an annual event. After drummers…
HP gathers to remember, reflect

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Citizens of the High Prairie region gathered for the first public Remembrance Day Service since 2019 after COVID-19 restrictions.High Prairie Legion president Don Ebbett welcomed those who attended the service Nov. 11 at the Legion Hall.“We’re…
Red Wings pay tribute on Remembrance Day

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News War veterans, Canadian Legion members and first responders were honoured by the High Prairie Red Wings at their Remembrance Day hockey game Nov. 11.Red Wing players wore special jerseys that were also auctioned off to raise…
Driftpile Cree Nation Travel Centre opens

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A special day in Driftpile Cree Nation’s history was celebrated Nov. 15 as chief and council, along with Elders, community members and guests, opened the Driftpile Cree Nation Travel Centre.The one-stop travel centre has everything a…
Exemplary service of PR fire chief recognized, rewarded

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Peace River Fire Department’s fire chief Tim Harris is being recognized for his 32 years of service in many remarkable ways in the next couple of months.Most recently, Harris was presented with his First Bar at…

Emily PlihalLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter Nampa/Northern Sunrise Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) are kicking off a couple of campaigns to help make peoples’ Christmases merrier and brighter.The Christmas Gift Card Program will run until Dec. 9, collecting donations to…
‘Light Up a Memory’ for someone special

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Smoky River Palliative Care Society’s annual Light up a Memory fundraiser is back in action to try to help more people during hard times.The fundraising campaign runs from Nov. 15 until Jan. 1, and the society…
HPE takes time to remember

High Prairie Elementary School marked Remembrance Day with an assembly Nov. 8 with several members of the High Prairie branch of the Royal Canadian Legion attending. The ceremony was led by students in Chris Langlois’ Grade 4-5L class and Charlene…
St. Andrew’s takes time to remember

Junior and senior high school students at St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie marked Remembrance Day with its Peace Day ceremony Nov. 10. Members of the High Prairie branch of the Royal Canadian Legion were special guests. Students read several…
Grand chief, Elders take PRSD to class on Treaty 8

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Peace River School Division trustees and other division leaders appreciated a valuable lesson about Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta.PRSD leaders learned about the true spirit and intent of treaties from a team from Treaty 8…
PRJH salutes veterans

Students at Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie marked Remembrance Day with an assembly Nov. 9 with several members of the High Prairie branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Several videos about veterans and Remembrance Day were also…
Santa Claus Parades in HP, PR Nov. 25

Peace Region residents can take part in Santa Claus Parades in High Prairie and Peace River Nov. 25.Peace River calls its parade the Annual Holiday Parade and it starts at 5 p.m. Floats entering can win Santa’s Choice prizes including…
Buchanan family donates to Columbarium, memorial wall

Photos by Jodi Sware Gordon Buchanan came to High Prairie from Manitoba in the late 1950s, looking for a better life for his family. He saw in High Prairie a small community with a big opportunity.Gordon was a builder with…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter A chance to dress up and enjoy some company and great entertainment will present itself in early December as Smoky River Minor Hockey holds its annual gala on Dec. 3 in Falher.The much-anticipated event was put…