Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie RCMP are investigating an incident where it appears some culprits were helping themselves to some free steaks and hamburgers. RCMP received a report regarding the death of a cow located on the side of…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta are calling on the Government of Alberta to suspend new forestry legislation until concerns about impacts on inherent and Treaty rights are addressed. In December 2020, Alberta enacted Bill…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County continues to lobby the provincial government to protect land west of Grouard that has a long history of flooding. At its regular meeting March 24, council approved a letter to Environment and Parks…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie is losing its Agriculture Financial Services Corporation branch office. On April 30, the High Prairie branch will close and amalgamate with the Falher office. In a news release issued by Big Lakes County March…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Concerns about reduced services and a shortage of physicians and staff at the High Prairie Health Complex have become a priority for the provincial health minister. Big Lakes County council shared issues with Health Minister Tyler…

Over 100 attend rally that was held against Public Health Act guidelines Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News Despite being ticketed for contravening the Public Health Act, Benita Pedersen of Westlock is forging ahead with several more anti-COVID rallies. One such…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Plans for a new gated community for one-level homes for seniors proposed for High Prairie will be discussed at a meeting. Anyone interested is welcome to a meeting Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the St.…
Town of HP, county reach a compromise

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie have agreed to a smaller area for an inter-municipal development plan (IDP). At its regular meeting Sept. 11, county council approved a new revised map recommended…

UCP government in no hurry to fulfill commitment Chris Clegg South Peace News The new United Conservative Party government appears to be in no hurry to honour the previous government’s commitment for renal dialysis service in High Prairie. The news,…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The High Prairie Regals have made their application to rejoin the North Peace Hockey League for the coming season. The club met Sept. 18 and decided to proceed in organizing a team. The filed a…

Richard Froese South Peace News All nine members of Big Lakes County council are seeking re-election in the municipal elections as nomination day approaches on Sept. 18. Reeve Ken Matthews indicates he will be in the running. “Yes, I am…
Cameras help traffic flow in High Prairie

Richard Froese South Peace News Special cameras are up and operating at two major High Prairie highway intersections to improve traffic flow. Cameras were installed Aug. 23 on Highway Two at the intersections of Secondary Highway 749 and at 50…

Richard Froese South Peace News An unusual odor in drinking water in High Prairie late last week caused some concern for residents. People were being advised the water was still safe to consume, despite the odor. “It’s still drinkable, it…

Normand Boulet, CCA Agricultural Fieldman M.D. of Smoky River   It’s not that I want to try and make it sound like weed and pest inspectors are important, at best I expect most people consider them to be a necessary…

Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development   A couple of weeks ago Smoky River Regional Economic Development (SRRED) partnered with the Peace Region Economic Development Alliance to host the minister of Environment, Shannon Phillips and the Minister of Energy…

by Jeff Burgar High Prairie South Peace News Communities served by two busy hospitals in Northern Alberta are wondering why Alberta Hospital Services is fighting against them as they try to attract new doctors. The two communities, the Smoky River…