Special ceremony for a special day

Peace River held a special celebration for Aboriginal Remembrance Day Nov. 8 with added significance this year. Women serving in the RCMP started wearing red dresses (ribbon skirts) as part of official attire. The dresses represent the RCMP, and as…
Santa Claus visits HP Municipal Library

The High Prairie Municipal Library hosted its annual Children’s Christmas Party on Nov. 18 which featured a special visit by Santa Claus. Cancelled in 2021 and 2020 by COVID-19 restrictions, the party attracted 113 people. Children and families enjoyed a…
Red Wings unbeaten in 19 games

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings have extended their winning streak to 19 games to start the Greater Metro Hockey League 2022-23 season.High Prairie clipped the visiting Edson Eagles 9-4 on Nov. 19 after the Red Wings…
Supper is served! Ukrainian style!

Ukrainian food and culture were on the menu at the annual Ukrainian Baba’s Supper in High Prairie at the Edmo Peyre Hall on Nov. 24. A variety of popular ethnic dishes was served at the fundraiser for the Ukrainian Cultural…
Students inspired by the masters

High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School Art students have been inspired the last few weeks by the contemporary Ojibwa artist, Norval Morriseau, and Metis artist Christi Belcourt. Clearly, students can embrace the many opportunities to learn from the masters while…
Blackhurst Ranch wins 2022 BMO Farm Family Award

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Blackhurst Ranch in the High Prairie region has received the 2022 BMO Farm Family Award for Big Lakes County.George Blackhurst and his brother, Ted Blackhurst, accepted the award Nov. 11 in Edmonton at the Farm Fair…
Pioneers recognize top players

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Peace River Pioneers honoured top players in the 2022 high school football season at an awards banquet Nov. 18.Awards were presented by co-head coaches Mark Owens and Hayden Gust, receivers coach Brock Whelan, defensive backs…
A little piece of paradise awaits!

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Nestled along the riverbanks of the Little Smoky River is a little piece of winter paradise just waiting for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy.Little Smoky Ski Area is in the M.D. of Smoky River between Valleyview…
Aboriginal veterans remembered

Canadians celebrated National Aboriginal Veterans Day Nov. 8 with a flag raising and wreath laying in the High Prairie Civic Square. The High Prairie Native Friendship Centre organized the celebration, which they plan to make an annual event. After drummers…
HP gathers to remember, reflect

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Citizens of the High Prairie region gathered for the first public Remembrance Day Service since 2019 after COVID-19 restrictions.High Prairie Legion president Don Ebbett welcomed those who attended the service Nov. 11 at the Legion Hall.“We’re…
Team inspired by huge home crowd

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings defeated the visiting Enoch Northern Alberta Tomahawks 8-5 on Nov. 11 in the Wings’ closest score of the season.On the road, the Red Wings blanked the Gibbons Pioneers 8-0 on Nov.…