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Falher Honey Festival returns with a ‘buzz’

The Falher Honey Festival returned June 17-19 after the event was cancelled by COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 and 2021. Cool and cloudy weather and rain didn’t dampen the spirits as most activities planned for outside were moved indoors.

The red and white will be on full display at Joussard July 1 during Canada Day celebrations!Events begin at 2 p.m. with opening ceremonies followed by the popular Bicycle Parade. The fire truck will lead participants throughout the hamlet.From 3-5…

Big Lakes County is hosting a Bike Rodeo at Spruce Point Park July 1 from 1-3 p.m.Games, prizes and fun will all be part of the afternoon.The ride-through event will feature helmet fittings, safety tips, an agility course and a…

The tradition continues!The Kinuso Canadian Cowboy Parade will once again kick off rodeo activities July 1-2.The parade begins at 11 a.m. with entrants asked to line up behind the Agriculture Hall. The parade then makes its way down Main Street…

The fifth annual Spruce Point Park Rodeo occurs July 2-3 at Spruce Point Park Rodeo Grounds near Kinuso.Action begins at 2 p.m. each day with all the major events of rodeo featured. The rodeo is sanctioned by the Wildrose Rodeo…

The popular Mud Bog returns to Triangle July 2-3, hosted by Pioneer Threshermans Association.Events start at 1 p.m. Saturday with gates open at noon. Sunday events start at 11 a.m. with gates open at 10 a.m.Admission is $10 for adults…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has committed to funding part of a project to list and preserve the names of people buried in the Grouard Cemetery.At its regular meeting June 22, council approved a motion to contribute $36,222…
PR celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Peace River celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 at the Treaty 8 Memorial. Many dignitaries attended and spoke of the importance of the day. It was also a time to remember and continue the healing process in the spirit…

The Friends of the Falher Library are holding a Books and Video Sale [by donation] June 28-30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Falher Log Cabin. The sale continues July 5-7, also from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Books…
PRJH students mark Indigenous Day

Students at Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie got a taste of Indigenous culture June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day. Students learned about a variety of Indigenous traditions, food, medicine and crafts.

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Northern Sunrise County will be implementing a land acknowledgement before its meetings in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation.But it will only occur once a year with wording to be determined.Council agreed at its June 14…
CFL players to lead clinic

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Gearing up for the high school and minor football seasons, High Prairie will host a summer clinic featuring CFL players from the Edmonton Elks.Players entering Grades 5-12 are invited to attend the High Prairie Summer Football…
School News – HPE students ready to ‘leave their mark’

Dragon GrayMarlyse MaukunaHPE Reporters This is Dragon Gray and Marlyse Maukuna reporting to you from High Prairie Elementary School.Grade 1I went to Hilliard’s Bay for a field trip about the needs of plants and animals. Conservation officers came and gave…