Nurses fight for local health care

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 a message to the Alberta government on issues in the public healthcare system.
“Our main message is to motivate people to contact their local MLA and provincial government and tell them Alberta nurses deserve to be treated with respect,” says Jan Robinson, president of the UNA Local 17, which covers High Prairie hospital, acute care, emergency room and J.B. Wood Continuing-Care Centre.


High Prairie Gospel Sing returns Aug. 29

The Community Gospel Sing in High Prairie returns after two years.
Last held in September 2019, the event will be resurrected Aug. 29 at the Nazarene Church of High Prairie from 6-8 p.m.
“COVID-19 restrictions have ended and it’s about time churches get together as a church community,” says Pastor Brian Gilroy, who organizes the event and initiated the program in 2014.


Young ball players sharpen skills at camp

A little wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of young ball players at a fastball and baseball camp Aug. 7-8 in High Prairie.
Sarah Opheim, of Sucker Creek, instructed fastball to girls and her husband Nolan Opheim taught baseball skills to the boys at Jaycee Park.
“The camp was a lot of fun while growing the game,” says Sarah Opheim, who plays college fastball for the McCook Indians at McCook Community College in McCook, Nebraska as a pitcher, outfielder and designated hitter.