Transportation won’t oppose Timmies

A major hurdle has been cleared in hopes that Tim Hortons will soon build and open a store in High Prairie.
“We have no issues with Tim Hortons going forward once again,” said Marlene Cobick, Alberta Transportation’s administrative assistant in Peace River, at a Town of High Prairie special meeting Feb. 23.


Town receives request for new restaurant

The next step in building a Tim Hortons in High Prairie has taken place.
The Town of High Prairie posted a development permit on its Website last week for the “construction of a drive thru restaurant discretionary use” at 3801-51 Ave.
It is the location of the proposed Tim Hortons.


Kokum’s Shack opens in HP

Indigenous food is on the menu at Kokum’s Shack restaurant that opened Jan. 4 in High Prairie.
“It’s the Home of the Bannock Burger and the Indian Taco,” says Starr Sasakamoose, who owns the business with his sister, Kristal Sasakamoose.
“That’s the Kokum’s recipe.


Red Wings eager to return to play

The High Prairie Red Wings are eager to return to junior hockey action – hopefully in mid- to late January – after restrictions in the coronavirus pandemic put the season on ice.
The Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League was scheduled to resume play on Jan. 15, says Derek Prue, expansion director of the division.


Wings tame Icedogs during weekend sweep

High Prairie Red Wings swept the Slave Lake Icedogs in Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League action on the Halloween weekend.
Mikal Chalifoux bagged five goals and Larry Yellowknee added three as the Red Wings tricked the Icedogs 9-4 in High Prairie in an afternoon matinee Oct. 31.


Bean Bag Toss Winter League begins

Another new and inexpensive sport has taken root in the High Prairie area.
The Bean Bag Toss Winter League began in early October. A schedule has been drawn with games in East Prairie, the Eagle’s Nest at Enilda and Joussard, with a fourth site to be determined. All games are on Sundays.