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…