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H.P. court docketJune 13, 2022Judge S.P. Hinkley A young Driftpile woman was fined a total of $4,000 after pleading guilty to several charges in High Prairie provincial court June 13.Mackenzie Rae Giroux, 23, was fined $2,500 for operating a vehicle…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A man is facing serious criminal charges including second-degree murder after an incident June 5 in Slave Lake.Evan Dacey Alook, 25, faces charges in connection with the stabbing death of John Gabriel Constance Noskiye, 49, of…

High Prairie RCMP continue to ask for the public’s help in solving a historical homicide.On Monday, July 29, 2013, at approximately 12:46 p.m., High Prairie RCMP responded to a complaint of an unresponsive female outside of a residence in Atikameg,…

On June 8, at approximately 1 a.m., Valleyview RCMP responded to a 911 call in the M.D. of Greenview near Valleyview, Alta.Officers arrived at the scene and met with a female who advised that a male had been at her…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Ronald Frank Sutherland, 34, formerly of Grouard, was fined $1,000 after pleading guilty in High Prairie provincial court May 16 to possession of a prohibited weapon and $300 for failing to appear in court.Court heard Sutherland…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A Driftpile, Alta. woman will not be allowed to have animals for two years after putting a dog in distress.Betsy Giroux, 35, was also fined $500 after pleading guilty in High Prairie provincial court May 16…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A trial has been set for three people from the High Prairie region charged in connection with an illegal fishing operation more than two years ago.Elizabeth Ann Andrews and Lee Roy Andrews, both of Faust, and…

H.P. court docketApril 25, 2022Judge G.W. Paul A young High Prairie man was sentenced to four weeks behind bars after pleading guilty to numerous charges.Ben McVey, 21, was sentenced to 28 days in jail by Judge G.W. Paul in High…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A Driftpile man will have to pay more than $750 in damages to a fence at a downtown park in High Prairie.John Samuel Isadore, 28, was fined $500 for mischief causing damage under $5,000 after pleading…

H.P. court docketMay 2, 2022Judge R.B. Marceau Jack Auger, of Edmonton, formerly of Whitefish Lake, was sentenced to 30 days after pleading guilty in High Prairie provincial court May 2 to possession of a weapon contrary to a court order.The…

SPN staff A High Prairie man was sentenced to five years in jail for the May 17, 2020 killing of Christopher Valiquette.Valiquette, 34, a resident of Swan River First nation, died after an altercation in the early hours of a…