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Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Town of Peace River is working to ensure the safety of its residents, recently announcing a new public safety services pilot project set to commence on July 15. “We are constantly listening to residents and businesses…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two new locally developed courses for Peace River School Division will be offered is the 2024-25 school year. At its regular meeting June 20, the board approved two Math 15 courses, says a PRSD news release.…
Saved the best for last!

“Art is all over!” said the famous musician, John Lennon. For High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School Art students, Art classes are over for the school year. Yet their artworks will continue to be “all over” their sketchbooks, the classrooms,…
Thrills and spills at Spruce Point Park Rodeo

The Spruce Point Park Rodeo Grounds was the place to be June 29-30 as the annual rodeo rolled into the area. An extra bonus this year was free admission courtesy of major sponsors Swan River First Nation, Tolko Industries, Secure…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Several local school divisions are pleased that the provincial government will ban the use of personal mobile devices during class time in schools when students return to classes in September. To safeguard student mental health and…
Spirit reigns supreme at Kinuso!

Contrary to last year, a bright and warm sunny day greeted the Kinuso Rodeo Parade (aka Canada Day Parade) June 29. Many more entries than last year participated in what might have been the largest parade ever – about three…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A strategy to assess and replace road bridges in Big Lakes County has been finalized as part of a report on the level of services for the infrastructure. At its regular meeting June 26, council approved…
Joussard ‘drowns’ in red & white!

Weather was sunny and warm as Canada Day was celebrated in Joussard on July 1. The Joussard Community Association hosted an afternoon and evening of events for all ages. More than 40 bicycles were featured in the Canada Day Bicycle…
Syniak promoted to chief of police at Lakeshore

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Lakeshore Regional Police Service has a new chief of police but it is a familiar face. Dean Syniak was promoted to chief of police April 1 to succeed Dale Cox, who retired after serving the top…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Plenty of music and fun will be on tap at the 11th annual Triangle Hoedown Jamboree set for July 25-28. Several hundred people are expected to attend the event at the Pioneer Threshermans Association grounds. A…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A Peace River School Division trustee censured by the board Dec. 21, 2023 after breaching the board code of conduct has been ordered to apologize to an employee. At its regular meeting June 20, the school…
Driftpile Powwow celebrates heritage

June 14-16 Driftpile Cree Nation held its annual powwow. The event attracted hundreds of dancers and several drum groups to the powwow grounds along Highway 2. Rainy weather almost prompted organizers to move the event to the community hall but…