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COVID-19 UPDATE – March 2, 2021

As of March 2, Alberta Health confirmed 257 new cases in Alberta since March 1. There are 40 new cases in the North Zone since March 1. There has been 1 death recorded in the North Zone since March 1..…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – March 1, 2021

As of March 1, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 291 new cases since Feb. 28. There are 239 new cases in the North Zone since Feb. 26. There has been 1 death recorded in the North Zone since Feb 26. 10,732…
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…
News Briefs – March 2, 2021

Chris CleggSouth Peace News MP pooh-poohs Liberal decision Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen is supporting his party’s stance opposing the expansion of Bill C-7 to include mental illness.On Feb. 23, the Hon. Rob Moore, Conservative Shadow Minister for…

SPN Staff Junior and senior high school students can have their voices heard by the provincial government. Students are invited to apply to join the Education Minister’s Youth Council, says a government news release Feb. 18. About 40 students will…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News On Feb. 20, at 9:42 a.m., Peace Regional RCMP received a 911 call of a serious collision between two vehicles on Highway 2A near Township Road 834. Police, along with emergency services, attended the scene. Preliminary…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – February 26, 2021

As of February 26, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 356 new cases since Feb. 25. There are 54 new cases in the North Zone since Feb. 25. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since Feb 25. 10,562…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – February 24, 2021

As of February 24, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 430 new cases since Feb. 23. There are 105 new cases in the North Zone since Feb. 23. There has been 1 death recorded in the North Zone since Feb 23. 10,443…
PIC – A pig with wings!

Who says pigs don’t grow wings? Kris Scobie, Mike Davis and Scott Harter came in second with their entry in the annual St. Isidore Carnaval snow sculpture contest this year. Teams sculpted their snow blocks outside in frigid cold that…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The Town of Grimshaw is moving forward with plans for anti-racism education after being contacted by multiple members of the community over the past few weeks. Grimshaw Mayor Bob Regal and town council have been under…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Investing in economic development is a “gamble” with no guaranteed return on your investment, says a Town of McLennan councillor. However, council is “all-in” after agreeing to fund the Smoky River Regional Economic Development [SRRED] board…
Dazzling sculptures highlight annual Carnaval

Artists brave cold to carve their entries Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The annual St. Isidore Carnaval might have been cancelled this year, but the annual snow sculpture contest went ahead, despite both the pandemic and extreme cold warnings. The teams…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It isn’t often an Opposition MP can solicit support from all political parties to achieve his goal. It’s what Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen has done, however. On Feb. 16, Canada adopted Feb. 22…
COVID-19 UPDATE – February 23, 2021

As of February 23, Alberta Health confirmed 267 new cases in Alberta since February 22. There are 64 new cases in the North Zone since February 22. There has been 1 death recorded in the North Zone since February 22.…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Council lends its voice in support At its Feb. 10 meeting, The M.D. of Smoky River council supported a request from the Town of High Level regarding the possible closure of the its Flight Service Station.There…
Regional chamber gaining support

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A proposed plan to amalgamate chambers of commerce based in Falher and McLennan is gaining support. Smoky River Regional Chamber of Commerce and McLennan and District Chamber of Commerce are working on a plan to amalgamate…