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Chris CleggSouth Peace News Effective July 15, the wildfire danger is reported to be high in the Slave Lake Forest Area, which contributed to the start of two new wildfires last week, says Wildlife Information Officer Russ Macdonald, of Alberta…
Won ‘sweet’ award!

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A locally produced Peace Country product has won the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Award in the Condiments and Sauces category.Peace River Hot Honey was named winner of the award at a ceremony in Toronto June…
Hospital demolition on time, on budget

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Regarding a project as huge as the old High Prairie Regional Health Complex demolition, there are bound to be a few snags along the way.But the project remains on budget and on time for completion, says…

High Prairie School Division is supporting efforts by the Smoky River Chamber of Commerce to add high-speed Internet services to the region that includes Falher, McLennan and surrounding areas.High-speed Internet has been identified by chamber members and local businesses as…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A man from the High Prairie region is off the hook on multiple charges in connection with an alleged illegal fishing operation more than two years ago.Charges against Louis Robert Bellrose, 86, were withdrawn by the…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It would be hard to find a more passionate Alberta MLA when it comes to hemp projects than Drayton Valley – Devon MLA Mark Smith.Smith was one of many dignitaries to attend the June 24 ground-breaking…

Peace Regional RCMP are on the lookout for suspects in an arson case!RCMP Media Relations Officer Cpl. Gina Slaney says on July 6 at about 3:40 a.m., police responded to a structure fire at the old Alberta Forestry building at…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Several residents of the High Prairie region are waiting for trials related to charges in connection with an alleged illegal fish operation more than two years ago.David Rochon, of Faust, is scheduled for trial Sept. 2…

Emily PlihalFor South Peace News Long-awaited construction has started for the hemp decortication plant that will be built on the outskirts of Donnelly on Highway 2, triggered by a ground-breaking ceremony held on June 24 at the site.Smoky Hemp Decortication…
Project progressing

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Construction to add 20 seniors’ suites at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie is into the final two months.“The project is about 70 per cent complete,” Heart River Housing CAO Lindsay Pratt says.“We are hoping to complete…

Grouard Northland School welcomes longtime teacher Michelle Deering as its new principal.Northland School Division announced the appointment June 30.Deering is delighted to be promoted.“I am very humbled and honoured to be taking on the instructional leadership role for Grouard Northland…

A new online survey is asking Albertans about how to improve election processes and accountability for locally-elected officials.Input from the survey, open until July 22, will help inform government on how to proceed with potential changes to the Municipal Government…

A High Prairie man has been nominated by High Prairie School Division for a special award.At its regular meeting June 21, the board approved Steve McLeod, manager at Freson Bros in High Prairie, as HPSD’s nomination for the Alberta School…

Joy McGregor will continue to chair the board of trustees at High Prairie School Division for a second term.The Slave Lake trustee was acclaimed the board chair at its organizational meeting June 21.High Prairie trustee Tammy Henkel was re-elected vice-chair,…