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Emily PlihalSouth Peace News Municipal District of Smoky River Director of Operations Kevin Cymbaluk noted in his monthly report to council that regional landfills have recently had incidents of vandalism and theft.Cymbaluk explained in this report that both Guy and…

Emily PlihalSouth Peace News Northern Sunrise County council was presented on Aug. 9 with a proposal from i-Valley to conduct an assessment for feasibility and potential installation of broadband in its municipality.This presentation comes on the heels of various broadband…
First female councillor in MD of Smoky River

Emily PlihalSouth Peace News A fresh face was elected to represent Municipal District of Smoky River constituents in Division 1 last year, and her vibrant, vivacious, independent mindset is a welcome addition to their council and to the community.Paula Guindon…
Northern Sunrise installs electric charging stations

Emily PlihalSouth Peace News Northern Sunrise County recently installed two Level 2, dual port electric vehicle chargers as part of the updates of the municipal office.The community has not yet activated the chargers, however; they have two Charge Point CT…
Bruder crowned Elks Pro Rodeo Queen

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Kirsten Bruder is the 2022 High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Queen.She was crowned the winner Aug. 3 at the 60th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo, and succeeds Shelby Cook.The new queen was taken by surprise…

Chris Clegg Town of High Prairie Councillor James Waikle has opened a door many might have preferred to keep locked tight.At council’s July 26 meeting, they agreed to invite Alberta Health Services North Zone Medical Director Dr. Brian Muir to…

Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn has joined the Danielle Smith campaign for United Conservative Party Leader.Initially a supporter of Travis Toews for the party leadership, Rehn recently spoke out in favour of Smith, calling…
Rehn supports Smith’s leadership bid

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn is supportint Danielle Smith in the leadership race for the United Conservative Party [UCP].Smith presented her platform on a tour of townhall meetings of Rehn’s riding Aug. 4.She spoke to…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Satisfactory water quality has been restored at East Prairie Metis Settlement, says Alberta Health Services [AHS] in a news release.As a result, the boil water advisory issued July 18 was lifted Aug. 5.An “issue” with the…
Indigenous culture featured at rodeo

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Indigenous culture was celebrated at the 60th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo held Aug. 2-3.The Treaty 8 Culture Camp presented local communities with seven tipis in the northeast corner of the rodeo grounds.Whitefish Lake First…

Pat Rehn,MLA,Lesser Slave Lake I hope August is starting off strong for everyone in Lesser Slave Lake. August is a month full of all the joys summer can possibly contain and in a region as lovely as Lesser Slave Lake…

Joe McWilliams Growing up in the B.C. Peace Country, wildlife was all around, but some animals seemed a lot rarer than they are now.For example, skunks and porcupines were unheard of. Other people might have had a different experience, but…
Elks impressed with young players’ skills

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Young football players improved their skills from some Canadian Football League players at a summer camp July 23-24 in High Prairie.A total of 85 players from throughout the province participated in the High Prairie Summer Football…