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COP arrives in Smoky River region

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Criminals in the Falher-McLennan region better watch out!Police have a new partner to help fight crime.Smoky River Citizens on Patrol [COP] is raising its role to protect the community since it was officially incorporated in late…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News One man is in custody facing charges after allegedly pointing a firearm at two victims.Peace Regional RCMP have since lifted a shelter put in place after the incident began Jan. 20.“This afternoon at approximately 2:45 p.m.,…
Investigation launched re recycling

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Just how much of the material at the recycling centre in High Prairie is actually being recycled?It was the question asked at council’s budget meeting Jan. 15.“How much is recycled and how much ends up in…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Let the insurance company deal with it.It’s the solution Northern Sunrise County arrived at after hearing about a water bill at its Jan. 11 meeting.Irma Olga Gordey wrote council asking her $2,609 water bill be forgiven.“There…
Crime victims score with Red Wings

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie and District Victim Assistance received armfuls of teddy bears collected from the High Prairie Red Wings’ first Teddy Bear Toss on Dec. 18.“We are overwhelmed with gratitude by the generous donation,” victim assistance assistant…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It was a “meet and greet” to meet the new council combined with a presentation on the valuable service libraries provide.Peace Library system CEO Louisa Robison attended Northern Sunrise County council’s Jan. 11 meeting by Zoom…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has added caretaker’s residence in the highway commercial district in its land-use bylaw.At its regular meeting Dec. 8, council gave final reading to amend the land-use bylaw that adds caretaker’s residence in the…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Every effort will be made to make repairs at the Nampa Regional Civic Centre as soon as possible.“There is nothing worse than a sewer smell,” said Reeve Carolyn Kolebaba during debate at Northern Sunrise County council’s…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a Sucker Creek man Nov. 19 will be back in court in mid-February.The matter of Travis Myles Melnyk, 40, returned to the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Just over 50 properties owned by Big Lakes County will be up for bids at an auction planned later this year.At its regular meeting Dec. 8, council approved a list of 52 properties to be dispersed.County…
December 2021 unemployment lowest since pre-pandemic

“Our nation-leading employment rate has increased to 64.2 per cent while unemployment has dropped to its lowest rate since before the pandemic,” says Alberta’s Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation Doug Schweitzer about the December 2021 Labour Force Survey.For unemployment…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is taken steps to deal with a request from the owners of a cabin in Winagami Lake Provincial Park to transfer the licence for the lot owned by the County.At its regular meeting…

A Gift Lake woman was sentenced for her first crimes in Slave Lake provincial court Jan. 19.Jasmine Dana Marie Cardinal, 22, appeared via phone because she was in quarantine at Edmonton Remand Centre. She pleaded guilty to obstructing a peace…