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Peace River’s Mayor Tom Tarpey personally donated $5000 to the new Peace Regional Recreation Centre at town council on May 13, and has challenged all other local Mayors, Reeves, and Deputy Reeves in the region to do the same. He…
Twelve Foot Davis Gravesite wild fire

Express Staff On May 9 at 1:50 p.m., Northern Sunrise Protective Services were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the hills west of the Twelve Foot Davis Gravesite. Due to very strong winds, the fire spread into the surrounding grasses…
Francophone students demonstrate their talents

Tom HenihanExpress Staff Over 250, audience members, musicians, artists and performers attended the third annual “Gala du Nord” celebration at Centre Chevaliers on April 27. The CAFE Nord-Ouest organizes the event in conjunction with École Héritage whose students present the…
Survivors share the trauma of the “60’s Scoop”

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff The Peace River Museum hosted the “Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop” exhibition for one day only on May 2. According to the exhibit, “This Anishnaabe that means ‘coming home,’ was given to…
McLennan’s Heritage House Society opens its annual garage sale

Tom HenihanExpress Staff St.Paul’s Heritage House Society, a group responsible for the restoration and ongoing maintenance of the Manse House and St. Paul’s Anglican Church, has opened its annual summer-long garage sale at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall on Highway…

Jeff Burgar Arguing with one’s “better half” should count as exercise. Now, I think I get a decent workout during the week. Take feeding the dog. It’s really hard bending down, picking up that doggie dish, then having to bend…

Tom Henihan Several jurisdictions across Canada are laying charges against those suspected of dealing hard drugs to people who subsequently die of an overdose. The Fentanyl crisis is such an overwhelming issue especially in B.C. and here in Alberta, and…

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff Cold Shot’s bus service has expanded and is now offering both parcel and bus service in Falher and Nampa. “Right now is it just door to door delivery for freight because we don’t have a depot,” says…

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff The Town of Peace River is submitting a letter of intent to seek provincial funding for a solar energy project. Wanda Laurin and Wayne Davie, members of the public, presented the idea to town council at the…
PICs – Every decision counts

Students at Donnelly G.P. Vanier School and Ecole Heritage School learned lessons about impacts of drinking and driving during the annual Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth [PARTY] program in High Prairie on May 8. “The PARTY program aims…