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Richard Froese South Peace News A young Peace River man charged with attempted murder has made his first appearance in court. Jayden Lance Laboucan, 18, appeared in Falher provincial court Jan. 2. He is one of two men charged by…

Susan Thompson South Peace News Homeless and vulnerable people in Peace River finally have a warm place to stay overnight. A new six-member committee bringing together community organizations including the women’s shelter, the Sagitawa Friendship Centre, Alberta Health Services, the…

Susan Thompson South Peace News The annual Davis awards recognizing outstanding Peace River businesses will be held Jan. 25 at the Belle Petroleum Centre. The event is organized by the Peace River & District Chamber of Commerce. This year’s finalists…

Richard Froese South Peace News Times for slower speed limits in school zones could be extended daylong across the High Prairie School Division. At its regular meeting Dec. 18, the HPSD board of trustees supported a request from the High…

Jeff Burgar The Alberta government says the number of doctors across Alberta doubled in the past 20 years. Also, even though the population of Alberta has grown, the number of doctors per 100,000 grew even more. In 2001, there were…

Joe McWilliams What’s the most tedious topic of all? The weather! It’s a safe one, though. Maybe not as safe as it once was, what with that pesky climate change thing going around. But at least it’s something we still…

Sylvain Charlebois, Professor in Food Distribution and Policy, Dalhousie University, Courtesy of Troy Media Tim Hortons has had what is likely one of the strangest years in its history. Most of the iconic chain’s decisions in recent months have been…
Voters will help decide fate of PR Airport

Susan Thompson South Peace News Residents of Peace River are getting the chance to have their say on the future of the Peace River Regional Airport. In October 2019, council opened a Request for Proposals [RFP] for someone else to…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Last week it certainly looked like the Falher Pirates were a lock to finish in third place in the NPHL standings. But what a difference a week makes! Two losses by the Pirates coupled with…
Peace team wins gold in Austria

Susan Thompson South Peace News The Peace region is now home to a gold medal hockey team. The Peace Country Canadians won women’s hockey gold in their final game against EC Icemice Telfs – Tiroler Madln [IMT] at the 2020…
Realtors optimistic market will rebound

Richard Froese South Peace News Housing and property sales in the Peace region are showing signs of steady growth for 2020 as business started picking up in 2019. Peace River realtor Layne Gardner says the market is slowly rising. “The…
Excessive idling not good for buses or air

Joe McWilliams For South Peace News Here’s a question: is there a good reason to run school buses [or any vehicle, for that matter] for hours before it gets used? That’s what one Slave Lake resident [who asked not to…

Richard Froese South Peace News A survey has been launched by High Prairie School Division to help the board develop the calendar for the next two school years. Students and other interested people are encouraged to complete the survey for…
Northland hires superintendent

SPN Staff The board of trustees of Northland School Division is delighted to announce that Nancy Spencer-Poitras has been appointed as the new superintendent of schools and chief executive officer effective Feb. 1, 2020. “Our Canada-wide advertising resulted in a…
The ‘Iceman of Peace River’

Susan Thompson South Peace News While most of Alberta shivers in the grip of extreme cold warnings, one man is facing winter – and his own limits – by plunging into the icy Peace River. John Mark Earle says he…