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Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News Douglas Hauer started working in a fire watch tower in 2005, because he was craving solitude.The job didn’t disappoint!He’s had lots of time alone since then, and is still at it as of 2022.‘Tower people’…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of High Prairie and former CAO Sherry Poole have reached a settlement over her termination.“There was a payout,” said Mayor Brian Panasiuk at council’s July 26 meeting.“I don’t know what the legal costs were,”…

Richard Froese Summer is already half over and students will be back in school in a few weeks.Most local school divisions resume classes the week before the Labour Day weekend.After three school years disrupted by COVID-19 restrictions, it will be…

The Alberta Cancer Foundation announced July 21 the 2022 lineup of prizes in the annual Cash and Cars Lottery, which includes 1,924 exciting prizes worth over $3.6 million.Proceeds from the annual lottery will go to support the 17 cancer centres…
Man wanted for murder at Cadotte Lake

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Cadotte Lake man is wanted in connection with the murder of a fellow Cadotte Lake First Nation resident.On July 26, about 9:30 p.m., Peace River Regional RCMP was dispatched to Cadotte Lake after receiving a…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It’s a continuing problem like a thorn stuck in High Prairie town council’s side, and a local resident is not very happy.“There is no quality of life,” resident Tammy Napier told council at its July 26…
Obituary – Lauriane Jeannine Anctil

It is with great sadness that the family of Lauriane Jeannine Anctil [nee Aubin] announce her passing on March 10, 2022 at the age of 83 years old.Lauriane was a devoted daughter, sister, mother and grandmother, and part of the…

Jeff Burgar I’m not one of those people who pours a stiff drink before they “get down to some serious thinking.”I don’t light a smoke, or even take a deep breath. But I admit, I do what I call “calorie…
High Prairie’s biggest party is ready to roll!

Chris CleggSouth Peace News World-class entertainment returns to High Prairie after a three-year absence when the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo rolls into town Aug. 2-3.Unfortunately, some of the traditional events rodeo lovers have grown to appreciate will not be…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A decades-old fishing tournament held at Shaw’s Point Resort on Lesser Slave Lake will not be held this year.Golden Walleye Classic tournament chair Ken Sperling says a lack of entries and volunteers made holding the event…

Chris Clegg When United Conservative Party leader hopeful Danielle Smith speaks, it is difficult to take her seriously.After all, this was the traitor who jumped ship Dec. 14, 2014 to join the party in power under former premier Jim Prentice.…