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Peace River School Division board of trustees met Nov. 18 and heard about PRSD’s rapid testing program for COVID.In a memo Nov. 5, Supt. Adam Murray communicated to all staff that a COVID-19 voluntary rapid test program would be accessible…

H.P. court docketNov. 22, 2021Judge D.R. Shynkar A Driftpile man was sentenced after pleading guilty to several breaches when he appeared in High Prairie provincial court Nov. 22.George Edward Giroux, 47, was handed a global sentence of 35 days on…

Once again, children will be able to buy inexpensive gifts for parents this holiday season.The High Prairie Municipal Library’s Kid’s Christmas Store opens from Dec. 7-21 from 3:30-5 p.m. for children ages 4-12 years. Children can choose inexpensive gifts and…

The Government of Alberta is investing $275,000 in Canyon Creek.The money will help the hamlet upgrade its water treatment plant through the Municipal Sustainability Initiative [MSI]. The Government of Alberta has allocated $1.226 billion for the 2021-22 fiscal year under…

The Alberta government’s $20-million Restrictions Exemption Program [REP] Implementation Grant is now open to all eligible businesses, cooperatives and non-profit organizations. In-scope small and medium-sized organizations may use the one-time funding as they see fit.“The [REP] has allowed participating organizations…

Joe McWilliams Nobody gets into smalltown news reporting for the chance to interview celebrities.But if you stick around long enough, somebody famous – or maybe just semi-famous – will pass through.Then you might get a call from a publicist, that…

Richard Froese The so-called “Wet Coast” is sure living up to its nickname!British Columbia has been devastated by flooding after heavy and steady rainfall in the past month. Images of flooding in the Fraser Valley show the extreme damage to…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Peace River Pioneers ended the high school football season in the first round of the provincial playoffs.Battling in the Tier III playoffs, the No. 9 Pioneers were blanked 36-0 by the No. 6 Sturgeon Spirits…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings extended their season record to 16-0 with two more victories in Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League action last week.On home ice, the Red Wings defeated the Enoch Northern Alberta Tomahawks…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two oil and gas companies have set plans in place to pay unpaid taxes to Big Lakes County.KinMerc Oil and Gas, based in Kinuso, presented a plan to council at the Nov. 10 meeting.“We’re going to…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Everyone on High Prairie town council wants to recognize meetings are held on the traditional lands of First Nation, Metis and Inuit, but they are bogged down when it comes to the wording of the statement.A…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Falher town council has approved a funding request to cover some costs for the Falher Medical Clinic that serves the region.At its regular meeting Nov. 10, Town of Falher council approved a funding request of $4,050…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Non-profit organizations in Alberta can now apply for Alberta Community Restorative Justice Grants.A total of $720,000 is available for organizations that help resolve disputes and promote meaningful alternative dispute resolutions that hold offenders accountable while addressing…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is urging the provincial energy regulator to push oil and gas companies to pay unpaid taxes.At its regular meeting Nov. 10, council approved a briefing document to present to the government to show…