Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County wants to encourage more physicians to serve the High Prairie region, male and female. At its regular meeting Aug. 11, council turned down a request from the Town of High Prairie for a…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A longtime High Prairie healthcare proponent is urging town council to lobby government to bring chemotherapy to the local region. George Keay spoke to Town of High Prairie council at its regular meeting Aug. 10 in…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Nurses at High Prairie Health Complex set up information pickets Aug. 11 to share concerns about government action with health care. Members of the United Nurses of Alberta held Day of Action across Alberta to send…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It has taken well over a decade of lobbying, a plethora of setbacks and triumphs, but the end is near! Alberta Health Services announced May 7 that construction has started at the High Prairie Health Complex…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News No pharmacies north of Manning are currently offering COVID vaccinations, even as coronavirus cases continue to rise in Mackenzie County, Alberta’s largest municipality. In La Crete, Fort Vermilion and High Level, vaccinations for COVID-19 are only…

HP town council worried about services offered Chris CleggSouth Peace News Some members of High Prairie town council are not happy with what the High Prairie Health Complex has become. “We also have a hospital issue,” said Councillor Donna Deynaka…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The physio department at the High Prairie Health Complex is not closing, despite the worst case of scenarios presented by the rumour mill last week. Instead, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the level of service was…

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,…

Joe McWilliams From Slave Lake Lakeside Leader   After some vigorous discussion, Slave Lake town council has pretty much decided to give back yard chickens a try. It’ll be a small number, for a trial period, but it’s a definite…

Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River Family and Community Support Services   Standard Teen Triple P Program Does this sound like your situation? You never imagined things would get this way. Life with your teenager may have turned into a constant struggle.…