Way to ‘bee’, kids! Way to be!

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News Students from the back lakes will be competing at the Spelling Bee of Canada Championship in Toronto on May 26. Students qualified for the championship at a local spelling bee March 26 at the Red…
‘Justice for Kennysha’

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Repeated chants of “Justice for Kennysha” were heard for over two hours April 2 at a walk to honour and remember the much-loved woman. Kennysha Louise Gardiner (Dec. 16, 1992 – Dec. 23, 2023) was found…
Hemp plant opening expected in fall

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter A long-anticipated opening date for Smoky Hemp Decortication Ltd. (SHDL) is nearing, and its reality became a little more real as a part of the decortication line arrived earlier this month. Chief administrative officer Avis Gagne…
Pirates lose Battle of Beetown finale

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It was not the history the Falher Pirates were hoping to make! The visiting Spirit River Rangers won the seventh and deciding game of the NPHL Final 3-2 March 26 to win their 12th NPHL title.…
Award-winning program striving to ensure long-term success

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter On the heels of winning the 2024 Minister’s Award for Transportation Innovation, Smoky River Transportation is gearing up to ensure a long-term commitment to providing transportation to its residents. Smoky River Transportation is a group effort…
Peace Energy Co-op given green light to build solar farm

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Peace Energy Cooperative (PEC) is ready to commence its solar farm construction later this fall, after recently receiving approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to proceed with the development. “Construction of the Peace River Energy…
Kinuso rules STEM competition

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A team of students from Kinuso School won the second annual High Prairie School Division junior high Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition March 22 at Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie. Two…
Where ‘ordinary’ is not part of script

“Ordinary is not part of the script in the High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School art room. Students solve visual problems in surprising ways through art. In doing so, they put their creative talents to good use. Students receive instruction…
Repertoire dancers hone their skills

Pearl LorentzenFor the South Peace News March 23-24, local dancers had the opportunity to enhance up their performances with help from industry professionals. For the third time, Live to Dance from Edmonton, brought master classes and a competition to Slave…
Zirkas showcase Ukrainian culture

The Ukrainian Cultural Society of High Prairie presented its annual Zabava celebration March 16 at the Edmo Peyre Hall. The show featured the High Prairie Zirka Dancers. Colourful outfits and skills by 40 young dancers from ages three to 16…
Barbecue stays in High Prairie, change of venue denied

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has scheduled its annual county barbecue for late June, despite a suggestion to hold the event in the east end of the county. At its regular meeting March 13, council set the date…
St. Andrew’s replacement is top priority

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Holy Family Catholic Regional Division remains committed to a replacement building for St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie. At its regular meeting March 19, the board approved the priority as part of the new three-year capital…
Game 7! The best 2 words in sports!

Chris CleggSouth Peace News All season long Falher Pirates’ coach Dan Aubin has preached the importance of having home ice advantage in the playoffs. Tuesday night (March 26), the Pirates host the Spirit River Rangers in the seventh and deciding…