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RCMP’s Tarzwell accepts new role

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Bryce Tarzwell has been reassigned as a District Advisory Non-Commissioned Officer for the RCMP Western Alberta District. Tarzwell, formerly the High Prairie RCMP S/Sgt, started his new role Feb. 12 and remains based in High Prairie…
Loewen sings praises of night helicopters

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News “We continue to plan for the worst,” Alberta Minister of Forestry and Parks Todd Loewen, told a group of Alberta journalists in a virtual round table on wildfires on April 30. The day before, Loewen…
Preparing for the worst

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Local fire chiefs are asking people to be cognizant of the very dry conditions in the region and to pay heed to their actions that could cause disastrous and uncontrollable fires. “If you have any brush…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Nampa/Northern Sunrise County Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is offering a unique workshop for people to learn about Creating Boundaries around Children, Teens, and Technology. The workshop is set to be held May 29 from…
Best to lead staff at Bishop Routhier

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Rosalind Best has been appointed the new principal of Bishop Routhier School in Peavine Metis Settlement starting in the 2024-25 school year. She has been a valued employee at Northland School Division since 2014 and previously…
Talented students reap rewards

Three students attending High Prairie schools won awards in the annual Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day contest at the district level, and one placed third at the provincial competition. High Prairie Legion president Don Ebbett presented the awards May 1…
MacLean named Hillview principal

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Dawn MacLean has been appointed the new principal of Hillview School in East Prairie Metis Settlement starting in the 2024-25 school year. She returned to Northland School Division after she was appointed last December as the…

At its April 30 meeting, the M.D. of Peace council reviewed the initial financial expenses incurred from the Shaftesbury Fire. Council, CAO Margaret McClarty and various key partners involved in responding to the fire will meet in the near future…

H.P. court docketApril 29, 2024Justice S.P. Hinkley A young woman will pay a couple hundred dollars in fines after not telling police the truth when officers asked her questions. Thea Dawnn Laboucan, 30, was fined $200 after pleading guilty to…

Even feel like smashing something just for fun? Well, an event in Grimshaw June 1 from noon to 4 p.m. has the answer for you! At its April 24 meeting, Grimshaw town council approved a request from Room 27 Youth…

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News Rupertsland Institute is researching Métis people’s experience with Kindergarten to Grade 12 education. Part of the research included three in-person community engagement sessions in the Lesser Slave Lake area: Peavine Métis Settlement on April 22,…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Driftpile Cree Nation has been awarded an Alberta Community Justice Grant from the provincial government to support community justice initiatives. The Indigenous community about 50 km east of High Prairie is one of 39 recipients that…
Artists tackle world of watercolour

High Prairie E.W. Pratt Art students fearlessly tackle watercolours as they explore landscape, portraiture and still life painting. It seems their imaginations never get a break! Students receive instruction from Rhonda Lund.

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Three people are facing serious criminal charges after being charged after an incident where gunshots were fired at Atikameg. High Prairie RCMP reports on April 19 they received a report of gunshots at a residence in…