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Susan Thompson South Peace News The provincial government has announced two new school projects in the Peace River constituency. The current École des Quatre-Vents building in Peace River will be replaced, and the Blue Hills Community School in Buffalo Head…
College honours long-serving employees

SPN Staff Northern Lakes College celebrated long- serving and retiring employees at the college’s annual Long-Service Awards Night in Slave Lake on Oct. 23. The evening celebrated a total of 425 years of combined service among all recipients, says an…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The recent provincial budget has brought some long-awaited good news for a local school district, its parents and students. The Conseil scolaire du Nord-Quest was very pleased to announce Nov. 1 that an infrastructure project…
Theatre group brings the past to life

Tom Henihan South Peace News A team of Live History performers comprised of Jasmine Bowen, Joshua Kitz and Curtis McGillvary presented two shows in McLennan Oct. 16. Along with its three core members, Live History theatre group has a roster…
Grimshaw student earns Great Kids Award

Richard Froese South Peace News A Grimshaw teen has won a prestigious provincial award for students. Kyara Garnett is one of only 16 students across Alberta who received a 2019 Great Kids Award, says a news release from Holy Family…

Meeting highlights Following are the board highlights for the Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest’s regular meeting held Sept. 26, in St-Isidore: Education Act debated The major changes brought about by the Education Act were presented and discussed by the board. Board…
PIC – Glenmary girls win silver medals in Fairview

The Peace River Glenmary Junior A Girls volleyball team captured the silver medal Sept. 27-28 in Fairview at the St. Thomas More Kodiak Tournament. The Junior Saints went undefeated until the finals when they lost a very close 15-12 third…
HPSD honours New Horizon Co-op

Richard Froese South Peace News A Falher business was rewarded by the High Prairie School Division for supporting students. New Horizon Co-op was named as the division’s recipient of the 2019 Alberta School Boards Association Friends of Education. Co-op manager…
‘It’s our planet, too!’

Susan Thompson South Peace News Peace River students organized a walk in solidarity with global climate strikes Sept. 27. Five students started walking downtown at about 12:10 p.m., and were joined by a group of people along the way. The…
PICs – Meet your Ecolé Héritage Lynx volleyball teams

Meet the 2019 Falher École Héritage girl’s and boy’s junior high volleyball teams. The teams competed at the St. Thomas More Tournament in Fairview Sept. 27-28. Upcoming tournaments include the Peace High Invitational in Peace River Oct. 18-19, the Grimshaw…

Susan Thompson South Peace News The names of school divisions across the province have been changed by the new United Conservative Party government. The changes were made by a Ministerial Order issued Aug. 15, and came into effect on Sept.…
PIC – Friendship Corner honoured

The Falher Friendship Corner Association was awarded the 2019 Zone 1 Alberta Schools Boards Association Friends of Education Award by the Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest on Sept. 11 in Peace River. The award recognizes organizations committed to improving student education…
Local educator joins Ecole Providence teaching staff

Tom Henihan Express Staff Ecole Providence’s new Grade 5/ 6 teacher is certainly not new to the community. Alysia Sharpe is a long time resident of McLennan and has been a teacher for eleven years, the last two in High…
Be aware of school buses as students are back in class

Richard Froese For the Express Students are back on the buses in and class as motorists are reminded to drive safely. “When approaching a school bus – think about the students,” says Harry Davis, director of transportation for High Prairie…