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COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – November 25, 2020

As of November 25, Alberta Health confirmed 1,265 new cases since Nov. 24. There are 103 new cases in the North Zone since Nov. 24. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone in the last 24 hours.…
COVID-19 UPDATE – November 24, 2020

As of November 24, Alberta Health confirmed 1,115 new cases since Nov. 23. There are 79 new cases in the North Zone since Nov.23. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone in the last 24 hours. 2,535…
ATM bandit strikes again

Ruby’s Gas Bar located off HWY 2 on the Sucker Creek First Nation was relieved of it’s ATM machine on November 12. The LRPS are requesting information.
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…

SPN Staff On Nov. 16, Paul Trindle pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Peace River Court of Queen’s Bench. It was a lesser and included offence; he was first charged with second-degree murder. The charge arose from an incident June 25,…
Mandatory mask bylaw passes in PR

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The Town of Peace River has passed a mask bylaw after two special meetings of council. Council previously discussed masks at a governance and priorities meeting where they could not make motions, but decided after discussion…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News There is no dispute that calling 911 for emergencies has been a resounding success. So why not a second line, 988, for suicide prevention? Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen is proposing the nationwide second…
PR constable wins Community Justice Award

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Const. Roxanne Noss has been recognized by the Alberta government for her role in improving community safety. Noss received a 2020 Alberta Community Justice Award in a ceremony held virtually Nov. 19. She was one of…
Town of Falher notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Following are notes from the Town of Falher meeting Nov. 9: Police report to council McLennan RCMP Sgt. Mark Hall and District Officer, Chief Supt. Rhonda Blackmore, attended the council meeting to discuss crime statistics, the…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News If you know the police are looking for you, you never know where you might be sighted. It’s a lesson a Peace River man learned Nov. 9 when an off-duty police officer recognized Kyle Gordon Craddock,…

Jeff Burgar An administrator in government was once asked why he, like many others in his position, paid generously above market rates for staff. Let’s step back. Each time there is an energy boom in Alberta, everybody outside the oil…

Joe McWilliams The recent hullabaloo over a Slave Lake town councillor’s remarks on homeless people has resulted in some useful discussion, at least. Some of it has taken place on the Slave Lake Lakeside Leader and South Peace News’ Facebook…

RE: Editorial – the idiocy continues [Wednesday, Nov. 16 South Peace News] People-power threatens politicians, so it’s no wonder Alberta’s top-dogs are trying to turn everyday Albertans against one another. “The fight is not between workers and bosses – it’s…

By Tegan Hill and Ben Eisen,Economists,The Fraser Institute,Courtesy of Troy Media The Alberta government will release a three-year fiscal update later this month, and will be tempted to blame the province’s fiscal challenges on COVID-19. In reality, Alberta’s finances were…
Premier Kenney tests negative after HL meeting

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News High Level Mayor Crystal Mcateer says her council “got the call” that Premier Jason Kenney has tested negative for COVID-19. It was a relief to council, after reports surfaced Kenney was in close contact with a…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News It’s time once again for firefighters to camp out in the winter cold on the roof of the Peace River Tim Hortons. Firefighters spend 24 hours on the roof every year to raise money for Muscular…