NEWS

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.

Politics

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.

Politics

‘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.

NEWS

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.

NEWS

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.

NEWS

HP Atoms dispose of arch-rivals in Provincial play

The High Prairie Atom A team has taken the first step towards Provincial qualifying after sweeping Slave Lake in a two-game total goal series.
High Prairie defeated Slave Lake 4-3 Jan. 30. Coupled with their 7-4 win at Slave Lake Jan. 22, High Prairie easily won the series 11-7.

NEWS

Food bank scores with Red Wings

The High Prairie and District Food Bank has scored big with the High Prairie Red Wings’ junior A hockey club.
Local fans generously donated to the food bank in the Food Bank Frenzy Home Stand Weekend on Jan. 31 and Feb. 2.