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Richard Froese South Peace News Times for slower speed limits in school zones could be extended daylong across the High Prairie School Division. At its regular meeting Dec. 18, the HPSD board of trustees supported a request from the High…
Excessive idling not good for buses or air

Joe McWilliams For South Peace News Here’s a question: is there a good reason to run school buses [or any vehicle, for that matter] for hours before it gets used? That’s what one Slave Lake resident [who asked not to…

Richard Froese South Peace News A survey has been launched by High Prairie School Division to help the board develop the calendar for the next two school years. Students and other interested people are encouraged to complete the survey for…
Northland hires superintendent

SPN Staff The board of trustees of Northland School Division is delighted to announce that Nancy Spencer-Poitras has been appointed as the new superintendent of schools and chief executive officer effective Feb. 1, 2020. “Our Canada-wide advertising resulted in a…

Richard Froese South Peace News Priorities have been set by the High Prairie School Division board of trustees in its updated three-year education plan. At its regular meeting Dec. 18, the board adopted the priorities and three-year plan, says a…
PICs – Oh, my goodness! Santa’s on trial!

Falher Ecole Heritage held its Christmas Concert Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. Students danced and sang their way into the audience’s hearts with a dazzling array of skits and songs. Some skits/sketches took on a more serious note – Santa…
NET team inspires students

Richard Froese South Peace News A special leadership team is inspiring students in local Catholic schools. A NET ministries team served in St. Andrew’s School from Nov. 21 to Dec. 8. The National Evangelization Team [NET] organization mission is to…
School boards coping with budget cuts

Divisions finding ways to keep teachers despite “challenging” provincial budget Susan Thompson South Peace News Despite funding shortfalls in the wake of the provincial budget, local school divisions have found ways to keep their front-line teaching staff. The Ministry of…
NLC forging ahead despite funding cut

Rather than worrying about budgets, NLC brass highlights many success stories coming from operations Joe McWilliams For South Peace News It may not be quite ‘business as usual’ at Northern Lakes College, given a three per cent reduction in provincial…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Atikameg Warriors made the long trip to Donnelly Dec. 3 to play the G.P. Vanier Vipers and returned home with a split. The Atikameg boys won 34-28 while the girls lost 50-27 in Smoky…
Saints march past Vipers

Chris Clegg South Peace News The St. Andrew’s Saints girl’s basketball team sent a message they will be a force to deal with again this season. The team opened their Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League season with a…
Saints bit by Vipers

Chris Clegg South Peace News Brett Heckbert scored nine of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter to lead the hometown Donnelly G.P Vanier Vipers to a 41-27 win over the High Prairie St. Andrew’s Saints in Smoky River…
HPSD vaping policy still up in the air

Richard Froese South Peace News A policy to to regulate smoking and vaping on High Prairie School Division school grounds and during school activities remains up in the air. At it regular meeting Nov. 20, the board of trustees discussed…
Vanier girls end 7-year drought

Chris Clegg South Peace News It has been almost seven years since the Donnelly G.P. Vanier girl’s basketball team defeated the Prairie River Raiders of High Prairie. No more, as the Vipers defeated the Raiders 37-31 in the opening game…