Pratt class celebrates commencement

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Achieving a major educational milestone, 52 graduating students of E.W. Pratt School in High Prairie were honoured at commencement ceremonies June 11.Pratt principal Etta Viens urged the students to focus on the future to make the…
Bissell, Hunt added to Wall of Fame

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A Kinuso woman and an Enilda man are the most recent inductees on the Big Lakes County Wall of Fame.Council unveiled the names of Charlene Hunt, of Kinuso, and Donald Bissell, of Enilda, at the county…
Pleasantview salutes seniors

Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie hosted a seniors’ barbecue June 9 to celebrate Seniors’ Week from June 6-12. Hotdogs, chili and salads were served. After lunch, seniors enjoyed an afternoon of socializing and playing games like bocce, Rummikub and bean…
What’s going on in our region’s forests?

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News Swan River First Nation [SRFN] is looking at “cultural ecology,” says Shannon Gavin, wildlife biologist with MSES, from Calgary.SRFN’s reserves are by Lesser Slave Lake. The main reserve is on the Swan River Delta in…
Lakeside’s Sheldon raises 4-H Grand Champion Steer

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News Lace Sheldon raised the Grand Champion Steer at the East Peace Inter-Club 4-H Achievement Day June 4 at Spruce Point Park west of Kinuso.Two 4-H clubs took part including Kinuso Lakeside 4-H Club and Mirror…
Big Lakes County barbecue returns

Big Lakes County hosted its annual barbecue June 16 on the lawn at the administrative centre in High Prairie after the event was cancelled the past two years by COVID-19 restrictions. About 300 people were served, says Nicole Hanna, manager…
Art students explore the heavens

As the school year ends, High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School students are learning to recreate the land, sea and sky. No matter the lesson, it is clear students also follow their hearts!
Loewen launches UCP leadership bid

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Central Peace – Notley MLA Todd Loewen was greeted by more than 100 people June 7 in his hometown of Valleyview as he officially launched his campaign to run for the leader of the provincial United…
School year ending, creativity is not!

The High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School year is ending but clearly student creativity isn’t with the art room blessed with a variety of projects! The Art teacher, Rhonda Lund, inspires the students but so do the students inspire the…
L’École Héritage célèbre sa classe de finissants 2022!

Cette année, l’École Héritage a célébré douze finissantes et finissants lors des célébrations le 27 mai dernier.Les finissants, les parents et le personnel de l’école ont assisté à la messe à l’église à 13 h 15, ensuite, ils sont allés…
HP Royal Purple Elks mark 80 years

An exhibit of the High Prairie Royal Purple Elks No. 59 was officially opened June 4 at the High Prairie and District Museum. The local women’s organization was chartered May 8, 1941 with 25 charter members. Several current and past…