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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A Nampa lumber and building supplies company will pay a unique penalty of more $100,000 related to a workplace injury. Boucher Bros. Lumber Ltd. pleaded guilty to one charge under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)…

H.P. court docketMarch 25, 2024Justice J. Maher A Driftpile man will be digging deeper into his pockets to pay more than $2,500 in fines after pleading guilty to two driving charges.Tyler Hays Laboucan was fined $2,500 for driving a motor…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie man charged with arson in connection with a fire that damaged the historic St. Bernard Mission Church in May 2023 was sentenced in court last week on another charge. Gerald Kenneth Capot, 50,…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A young High Prairie woman charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a seven-month-old boy in October 2022 will go to trial in early 2025. Kyra Renee Backs is scheduled for trial Jan.…

H.P. court docketFeb. 26, 2024Justice S.P. Hinkley A man who failed to register himself in a sex offender registry will spend more time behind bars.Dennis Andrew Sawan, 46, of Whitefish Lake, was handed a global sentence of 40 days after…
Replacing St. Andrew’s School inches closer

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new building for St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie could be constructed in the coming years as a project for Holy Family Catholic Regional Division. At its regular meeting Feb. 21, the board was updated…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a Sucker Creek man in November 2021 will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Travis Myles Melnyk, 42, was sentenced…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A young man who damaged several vehicles and ran over the hand of one of the owners during an incident near Kinuso in 2022 will spend just over two years in a federal prison. Devon Lee…

H.P. court docketJan. 29, 2024Justice S.P. Hinkley A man hunting illegally in the High Prairie region has been fined more than $1,500.Petar Spanovic, of Lethbridge, was fined $1,500 for possession of wildlife or exotic animal and $200 for unauthorized hunting…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie woman charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a seven-month-old boy in October 2022 is still waiting for her trial dates. Kyra Renee Backs is scheduled to next appear in…

H.P. court docketJan. 15, 2024Justice S.P. Hinkley A young man has added to his criminal record after pleading guilty to assaulting a relative.Ryan Whitehead, 34, was handed a global sentence of 60 days in jail for assault and failing to…