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Red Wings name Meyaard new coach

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings have a new bench boss with local hockey roots as the team enters its third season in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League.Trent Meyaard was named the new head coach…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Peace River Pioneers crushed the Grande Prairie Warriors 45-20 in high school football action Sept. 10 in Grande Prairie.Braxton Rudneski ran for five touchdowns for the Pioneers, who led 13-0 after the first quarter, 32-12…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Outlaws opened the 2021 bantam football season after the 2020 season was cancelled by COVID-19 restrictions.The Grande Prairie Norsemen conquered the hometown Outlaws 54-12 on Sept. 11 in Mighty Peace Bantam Football League…
Cunningham wins Smoky River Seniors’ Open

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Kelly Cunningham fired a 73 to win the first Smoky River Golf Club Seniors’ Open Aug. 28.In all, 34 golfers tested their skills in five flights.The tournament was dedicated to several past citizens who were instrumental…

One of the northern zone events in the summer rodeo circuit of the Alberta High School Rodeo Association was held at Spruce Point Park rodeo grounds Aug. 11-12. Competitors from all around the northern half of the province took part,…
A HPE tradition continues!

Judeah GilroyMarlyse MukunaHPE Reporters This is Judeah and Marlyse reporting to you from High Prairie Elementary School.In Grade 5P, Sophie Delorme and Marcus Matula are the September Star Students. This week, students begin exploring their first Science unit, Weather! Let…

Art students at E.W. Pratt School in High Prairie studied the colour wheel vertically. “That could only make sense in an art class as you can see here,” teacher Rhonda Lund says. Photography students continue to learn to see in…
7 join staff at Good Shepherd

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Good Shepherd School in Peace River welcomes a new principal, a new vice-principal and five new teachers.Krista Veitch is the new principal.“I look forward to further develop and strengthen communications and the sense of community between…
HPSA welcomes 4 teachers

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie welcomes four new teachers.Jessica Hesse is teaching Grade 1 in her first teaching position.A longtime resident of High Prairie, she graduated in June with a Bachelor of Education from the…
Invasive species can do undo harm

Kate Lovsin,Watershed Co-ordinator,Lesser Slave Watershed Council. Everyone has heard about species diversity, but did you know that introducing a species to a new area can be a bad thing?There are some species that have been brought to new places that…

H.P. court docketSept. 13, 2021Judge D.R. Shynkar A man from Atikameg who threatened police will be a lot lighter in the pocketbook for his actions.Dennis Sawan, 43, was fined $500 in High Prairie provincial court Sept. 13 after pleading guilty…
Obituary – PhilipRobert(Bob/Bobby) Nazar

PhilipRobert(Bob/Bobby) Nazar, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 75 years of age in Red Deer, AB. Born on July 13, 1946 in Sudbury, ON to Phil and Katherine (Kitty) Nazar, Bob would be the second of four…
Obituary – Donald H. Smith

It is with great sadness that the ‘QBICLJOBS’ family announces the passing of Donald H. Smith on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 at High Prairie, at the age of 83 years.Don was born to Verna Smith on April 9, 1938 and…
Obituary – Gaston Joseph Arthur Charest

Gaston, son of Benjamin Charest and Cora Gagne, was born in Kedgwich, N.B. on Aug. 8, 1923.At age four, Gaston moved with his family to Girouxville, AB. He attended Pelletier School and when old enough he worked for St. Andre’s…