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Richard Froese South Peace News Terry Calliou and Luc Dubrule were elected to Town of McLennan council in a byelection Oct. 26. Calliou topped the polls with 86 votes while Luc Dubrule garnered 85 votes to fill two vacant seats…
COVID-19 UPDATE – October 26, 2020

As of October 26, Alberta Health has confirmed 1,440 new cases in Alberta in the last 72 hours. 364=Oct 24, 572=Oct 25, 504=Oct 26. There are 116 new cases in the North Zone over the last 72 hours. There has…
COVID-19 Resources – Updated September 9, 2020

Listed below are links to available resources for Albertans during the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis, a list of symptoms, and Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy. If you would like to see other resources please send us a comment. COVID-19 School Status Map Overview…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A request from a ratepayer regarding a proposed wind energy project was denied by the M.D. of Smoky River at its Oct. 14 meeting. The Hockey family lives beside the proposed development in the northwest of…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Charges have been laid in a school bus accident near Valleyview that was more serious than the Northern Gateway School Division’s only public post on the incident made it appear. The bus driver, Dawn Knapp, will…
Halloween allowed during pandemic

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Ghosts, goblins and witches will be allowed to roam the streets in Alberta on Halloween. The Alberta government is allowing trick-of-treaters Oct. 31 this year, but only from 3-8 p.m. The decision meets with approval from…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Ensuring that the quality of air is monitored is a top priority for the M.D. of Smoky River council. However, at its existing air monitoring station, a few trees will be biting the dust for it…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County and the M.D. of Smoky River are endorsing a letter asking the provincial government to enhance support to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton to better serve families in northern and rural regions.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Village of Donnelly council has listed major theft as its top priority for local police to address. The decision was reached at council’s Oct. 14 meeting after being asked to rate their top nine concerns…

Jeff Burgar What would North American news do without American President Donald Trump? Would they actually report “news” as most of us understand happenings of the day? Would they ever talk about the inner workings of what cynics call “the…

Joe McWilliams So…have you read any good books lately? I have, and I might get around to mentioning one or two before the end of this article. You never know. People in general, I find, don’t talk much about what…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A plaque to outline the history of the former Northern Alberta Railway station in Falher is being prepared for the grand opening of the building at its new site in McLennan. However, no date has been…

Rev. Terry Goerz,Redeemer Lutheran Church The events of the Temptation of Jesus take place shortly after John baptized Jesus in the Jordan. That baptism not only identified Jesus to the world, but also identified Jesus to Satan and His demons.…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A plaque will soon be installed to commemorate local veterans laid to rest in the Ste. Anne Cemetery in Falher. Council approved a request from McLennan Legion president Dave Champion. Falher public works is working with…
Municipalities can make ‘MOST’ of new grant

Smoky River opts in Chris CleggSouth Peace News The M.D. of Smoky River has directed administration to begin finding claims to apply for the Municipal Operating Support Transfer grant.Council discussed the matter at its Oct. 14 meeting.“Any impact on COVID…
Town of Falher notebook

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Still no decision on 2nd Street SW The future of a deteriorating road in Falher has become a priority for Town of Falher council.At its meeting Oct. 13, council addressed the crumbling condition of Second Street…
‘I couldn’t deny what the data was saying’

Peace River pharmacist presents his work at conference after his graphs go viral Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A Peace River pharmacist whose COVID-19 graphs have been shared around the world presented his work this weekend at the Practical Evidence for…