By LAUREN THOMSON, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Kara and Kristian Dunroth had a vision of a year-round, indoor, local shopping space, and that dream is coming to fruition with today’s grand opening of Homestead Market. Located in the building that was…

By KENDALL KING, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter As Medicine Hat and area dips in and out of extreme cold spells, the Alberta Farm Animal Care Association is sharing tips on how to best care for and protect livestock in frigid weather.…

By Jesse Boily, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The province is making changes to license plate renewal it says will accelerate auto theft investigations.  As of Wednesday this week, motorists are required to report lost or stolen license plates before requesting a…

By Jeremy Appel, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter (ANNews) – Moose Hide Campaign Day, which is intended to raise awareness for violence against Indigenous women and children, has been postponed to May 12, due to the significant health risks of the Omicron…

By John Watson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Strathmore Municipal Library is eliminating membership card fees and overdue fines following a funding contribution from the Town of Strathmore. Beginning this year, library users will no longer have to pay for membership,…

Legality of Oct. 18 municipal election challenged UPDATE: Editor’s note – The Town of High Prairie was served with court documents Monday, Dec. 20 regarding the Oct. 18, 2021 municipal election. Barry Sharkawi says the next step in the process will…

By Jeremy Appel, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter (ANNews) – The newly-released 2021 report from the National Advisory Council on Poverty shows a significant decrease in poverty rates, but the report cautions that this is based on data from 2015 – 2019…

By Jaxon McGinn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A lack of knowledge and aggressive tactics can leave Canadians and their money vulnerable, according to a southern Alberta Police officer. Last week, the Better Business Bureau released their annual list of the top…

By Jaxon McGinn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter For the past two weeks, the polar vortex has been in full swing across the prairies, with Coaldale seeing temperatures around -30 and wind chills upwards of -40. The cold weather can have a…

By Jeremy Appel, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter (ANNews) – Edmonton Boyle Street Community Services has announced that it will be relocating to a new building downtown.  A mid-December news release from the organization that the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society shared touts a…

Richard Froese Businesses struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it seems that chambers of commerce in small towns are facing a similar situation. Many businesses closed for a while and some went out of business. Now it’s starting to hit…

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…

By Krystle Wittevrongel,Public Policy Analyst,Montreal Economic Institute,Courtesy of Troy Media. In 1950, Canada faced a difficult choice between the desire to be a leader in the development of nuclear energy technology and the fear that such technology would bring the…

Jeff Burgar A recent news report says the city of Lethbridge is one of many small cities and big towns across Canada seeing jumping home prices. “We’re only a two-hour drive from Calgary,” says a Lethbridge real estate agent. He…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The owner of Shadow Creek Resort at Joussard is proposing to build a spray park. However, one local council supported the resort’s project while another did not. Big Lakes County agreed at its July 14 meeting…

MLA Rehn, Infrastructure minister hear local issues Chris CleggSouth Peace News There was no major announcement for the High Prairie region during a tour by provincial politicians July 30, but local politicians did get a chance to bend their ears…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The old fire hall in Kinuso has been sold by Big Lakes County at a bargain price. At its regular meeting July 14, council approved a recommendation to sell the old fire hall for $1 to…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Treaty 8 First Nation chiefs and Elders from Treaty 8 communities met on July 11 at Willow Point near Sucker Creek First Nation to share their vision and ideas for the Treaty 8 Child Well Being…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Banished Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn is back in as a serving MLA for the United Conservative Party government. UCP caucus chair Nathan Neudorf made the announcement July 14. The UCP says since his removal…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader A Slave Lake house with a bad reputation got shut down by Alberta Sheriffs last week. Located on 3rd St. SW, the rented property was known for drug use and trafficking – it had also been the…

New position created Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A partnership to provide support for information technology [IT] for the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County has been initiated. At its regular meeting June 23, Big Lakes council approved an…