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Students inspired by the masters

High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School Art students have been inspired the last few weeks by the contemporary Ojibwa artist, Norval Morriseau, and Metis artist Christi Belcourt. Clearly, students can embrace the many opportunities to learn from the masters while…
Blackhurst Ranch wins 2022 BMO Farm Family Award

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Blackhurst Ranch in the High Prairie region has received the 2022 BMO Farm Family Award for Big Lakes County.George Blackhurst and his brother, Ted Blackhurst, accepted the award Nov. 11 in Edmonton at the Farm Fair…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Many people may not know it, but the Christmas holiday season can be a very lonely and difficult time for many.But there is help!Surviving the Holidays is a two-hour video and workshop with experts on grief…

Kate Lovsin,Coordinator,Lesser Slave Watershed Council. We have heard concerns about how much water is out there this time of year. Here is a quick recap about our area.Our area does not get its water from glaciers in the mountains. Our…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Cooking is a vital skill to teach children as they prepare to move out on their own, so Nampa/Northern Sunrise Family and Community Support Services have created a program to help parents teach their offspring the…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter A local business owner hopes to make the Christmas of seniors in lodges a little brighter this year as they hold their annual Adopt-a-Senior campaign.McLennan Home Hardware owner Marilynne Brulotte says her store teamed up with…
Voucher program returns to Smoky River

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Smoky River Christmas Voucher program returns to support families and other households.Smoky River Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) leads the program in the Falher and McLennan region.FCSS director Crystal Tremblay expects a higher demand…

SPN Staff South Peace News won three Canadian Community Newspaper awards Nov. 14 including two for excellence in editorial writing.South Peace News tied for second in 2020 and tied for third in 2021 in the Best Editorial Page category, circulation…
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…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A justice co-ordinator from Peavine Metis Settlement north of High Prairie has been named to a provincial committee to improve public safety.Brad Cunningham was appointed as one of 10 members to the Public Security Indigenous Advisory…