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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Peace River MLA and Alberta Mental Health and Addiction Minister Dan Williams is pleased to announced the provincial government is creating two organizations to support the development of mental health and addictions care. Recovery Alberta will…

United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) is saying thank you to its member-owners by announcing a $30 million patronage dividend. In a company announcement March 20, UFA cites it is a record being the largest cash payout in the 115-year-old co-operative’s…
Elks support cadets!

The High Prairie Air Cadets recently received a $3,000 donation from the High Prairie Elks. Presenting the cheque, left, is Elks Exaulted Ruler John Van den Berg, to Air Cadets civilian instructor Milkiya Perkinson, surrounded by members of the squadron.
Bowers takes over Lesser Slave UCP presidency

Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News The former constituency assistant of Lesser Slave Lake MLA Scott Sinclair is now the president of the United Conservative Party’s Lesser Slave Lake Constituency Association. Chad Bowers got the job at the organization’s annual general…
Kinuso students explore Europe

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News After a six year wait, Kinuso School students once again had a chance to explore Europe! From March 26 to April 7, students and adult chaperones travelled in Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and France.…
Erasmus-Perley new VP at Prairie View

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Jaime Erasmus-Perley has been named the new vice-principal of Prairie River Outreach School in High Prairie starting in this September. She has made a significant impact as a First Nations, Metis and Inuit curriculum consultant with…
Ning named VP at Pratt

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Rebecca Ning has been appointed vice-principal of E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie starting in September. She has been teaching at Prairie View Outreach School in High Prairie, says a High Prairie School Division news…

Jeff Burgar A “Thumbs Down” last week from a reader is food for thought. The item said, “A reader passes this along. To all people in High Prairie! Stop the fighting and work toward building a better community.” We think…
Peace River School Division nominates Polytechnic prez for award

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Peace River School Division board has nominated Dr. Vanessa Sheane for the Alberta School Board Association’s (ASBA) annual Friends of Education Award. Sheane is the president of the Northwestern Polytechnic. The PRSD board of trustees unanimously…
Students continue to explore new realms

High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School Art students create mystery to add interest. They have the viewer searching for meaning in their works. Students receive instruction from Rhonda Lund.

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter The Girouxville Museum is seeking some new individuals to sit on the board of a very beloved facility in the Smoky River Region. The museum is located at 5015- 50 Street in Girouxville and has over…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter An initiative introduced earlier this month by the federal government will have a positive impact on Albertan children, including many in our region. Those are the thoughts of Alberta Food Matters chair Wanda Laurin, who says…
Importance of restoring shorelines

Kate Lovsin,Watershed Coordinator,Lesser SlaveWatershed Council. Restoring shorelines to their natural beauty is not a popular opinion with folks who own waterfront properties. Everyone is after that beautiful waterfront view without things getting in the way. Little do most waterfront property…