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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a Sucker Creek man Nov. 19 will be back in court in mid-February.The matter of Travis Myles Melnyk, 40, returned to the…
December 2021 unemployment lowest since pre-pandemic

“Our nation-leading employment rate has increased to 64.2 per cent while unemployment has dropped to its lowest rate since before the pandemic,” says Alberta’s Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation Doug Schweitzer about the December 2021 Labour Force Survey.For unemployment…

A Gift Lake woman was sentenced for her first crimes in Slave Lake provincial court Jan. 19.Jasmine Dana Marie Cardinal, 22, appeared via phone because she was in quarantine at Edmonton Remand Centre. She pleaded guilty to obstructing a peace…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It was a joyous trip home from Donnelly after the High Prairie St. Andrew’s Saints junior high basketball teams swept the G.P. Vanier Vipers Jan. 19.The girl’s team won 66-16 while the boy’s team won 51-35.Zaida…
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…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A Faust man charged in connection with an illegal fishing operation two years ago will get his day in court.David Rochon is scheduled to got to trial Sept. 2 in High Prairie in commissioner’s court.The date…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The presentation of McLennan’s 2021 Volunteer-of-the-Year award will be a little later than in years past.Usually held in the earlier part of the year, council decided at its Jan. 10 meeting to hold the event May…
Sports courts planned for Falher school

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News More options for outdoor community recreation in the Falher region are planned at a local school.A project to add beach volleyball, basketball, tennis and pickleball courts at Ecole Heritage have been launched by La societe des…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Bone-chilling temperatures held their grip on crime in the Falher and McLennan region during the holidays over Christmas and New Year’s.Sgt. Scott Ritchie says calls were down to a minimum in the Smoky River region over…
New walleye regs webinar Jan. 13

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader If you have something to say about walleye management in the Lesser Slave watershed, now is the time to say it. The new regs for 2022 aren’t yet fixed, and the managers want to hear what you…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Peace Regional RCMP were busy over the Christmas season as officers responded to thefts involving unlocked vehicles, cybercrime and impaired driving.Sgt. Dave Browne says statistics were higher in December compared to the same month in 2020.“The…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Alberta Health Services’ decision to cancel psychiatrist services has Peace River School Division worried for the mental health of its students.The board heard the news at its Dec. 16, 2021 board meeting.“Alberta Health Services has given…