NEWS

No Tim Hortons for HP in 2021

Just under two months ago fears arose that the proposed Tim Hortons store would not be built in High Prairie in 2021.
The fears were realized at High Prairie town council’s July 27 meeting when CAO Rod Risling released details that the store would not be built this year.
“Significant cost escalations to materials and delivery delays due to COVID are delaying the construction” wrote Risling in a report to council.

Politics

Gov’t investing $7.7M in projects

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 of their esteemed visitors. Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn was accompanied by Alberta Minister of Infrastructure Prasad Panda. Panda again committed the demolition of the old High Prairie Health Complex and took to Twitter afterwards to make a statement.

NEWS

All in a day’s work

A High Prairie St. Andrew’s School Grade 12 graduate has turned his passion for art into a $930 donation for the High Prairie and District Food Bank Society.
Shawn Willier, 18, of Sucker Creek, drew 27 Indigenous inspiration cards on some leftover cards at the school and gave them to staff, who loved them. In turn, they decided to make copies and sell them to raise money for a local charity. Most of the cards were sold at the school.

NEWS

HPE Grade 5 student wins Indigenous Student Award

Given her very shy nature, Hali Auger thinks she’s done nothing special.
Many would beg to disagree.
Auger, a Grade 5 High Prairie Elementary School student, was one of 12 winners [204 were nominated] of the 2021 Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Award announced June 21.