High Prairie wins Tier 2 Peewee title

The High Prairie Peewee Tier 2 team simply outgunned the Valleyview Ice Bears in their march toward the All Peace Minor Hockey League title March 8.
High Prairie swept the best-of-five series by scores of 10-7 on Feb. 28, 5-4 on Feb. 29 and 9-4 on March 8.


Playoffs shut down

The playoff run for the High Prairie Red Wings is over just as it started.
Officials of the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League pulled the plug on the West Division playoffs March 13 over the coronavirus worldwide pandemic announced March 11 by the World Health Organization.


Forestry fair plants seeds for students

Career opportunities in the forest industry were presented to junior high school students at a forestry career fair March 3 in High Prairie.
Employers and industry partners presented options in the fair at Edmo Peyre Hall, organized by Lesser Slave Forest Education Society.


Chamber presents petition to MLA

A petition urging the provincial government to level the old High Prairie hospital was presented to the local MLA on site.
Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn accepted the petition with 527 names March 6 by High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce president Barry Sharkawi.


‘Our plan is working’ says MLA Rehn

The Alberta Budget delivered Feb. 27 will bring down the province’s deficit by $1.2 billion, and that is a good thing, says Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn.
“Our plan is working,” he said the day after the budget was tabled in the Alberta Legislature.


Gaschnitz family creates memorial award

A family in the High Prairie area has created and presented a new award in memory of a former longtime farmer.
The first Grant Gaschnitz Memorial Ag Knowledge Sponsorship was awarded Feb. 22 by the Peace Country Beef and Forage Association at the annual general meeting.


Alberta wildfire season opens March 1

Wildfire season starts March 1 despite the piles of snow outside.
A fire permit will be required for any type of outdoor burning in the forest protection area from March 1 to Oct. 31, says a news release from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry dated Feb. 14.