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Susan Thompson South Peace News Schools in La Crete are continuing to hold in-person classes despite the rest of the province’s schools temporarily moving online May 7 in an effort to curb Alberta’s surging coronavirus cases. A letter signed by…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 6, 2021

As of May 6, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 2,211 new cases since May 5. There are 344 new cases in the North Zone since May 5. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since May 5. 18,293…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 5, 2021

As of May 5, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 2,271 new cases since May 4. There are 264 new cases in the North Zone since May 4. There has been 3 deaths recorded in the North Zone since May 4. 17,995…
PIC – Eagle Feather Protocol ceremony held

The Eagle Feather Protocol is now part of the Peace Regional RCMP. The eagle feather is used as an option to swear legal oaths at the detachment, and part of the RCMP’s commitment to create a more inclusive and relevant…
Freedom rally makes its way to PR

Susan ThomsonSouth Peace News About 50 people attended the All Fired Up for Freedom rally against coronavirus restrictions in Peace River April 24. The rally had previously been postponed after an outcry from multiple people in Peace River. The Town…

Broadband will be the topic this week at May 6 meeting Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News ‘Virtual’ town hall meetings seem to be right up Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen’s alley. How many people he’s reaching with them is a…

Chris Clegg Alberta has another political party hell-bent on independence. To be fair, that’s not entirely true. While many of its party members do beat the drums, the Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta will give that decision to the voters…

Pearl Lorentzen Years ago, I went out for dim sum with a group of Vancouverites of Chinese descent in Vancouver’s Chinatown. It was fun, but if I had poor emotional well-being going into it, I would have felt worse afterward.…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 4, 2021

As of May 4, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 1,743 new cases since May 3. There are 320 new cases in the North Zone since May 3. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since May 3. 17,740…
News Briefs – May 5, 2021

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Trudeau handling of COVID shameful Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, is not impressed with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the COVID pandemic.He was critical of the PM in a statement…

Pastor Brian Gilroy,High Prairie Church of the Nazarene. Have you ever noticed in a comedy sketch or cartoon that when the writer or illustrator wants to indicate a conversation is not worth listening to, he or she says, “Blah, blah,…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Fox Creek RCMP are asking the public to keep looking for a lost airplane that crashed 39 years ago. On April 29, 1982, Fox Creek RCMP received a report that a Cessna 185 plane had not…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Minor soccer season in Peace River have been given the boot. Peace River Minor Soccer Association board made the decision April 28. “Our board met and voted to cancel the 2021 outdoor season,” president Laura Grainger…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Peace River School Division has joined other major divisions across the province in refusing to pilot a new K-6 curriculum during the 2021-22 school year. An update to Alberta’s curriculum that began in 2016 had been…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Heritage playground supported Council agreed to write a letter of support for La Societe des amis de l’ecole Heritage and its efforts to build a new certified playground for children aged 3-5 years.Society president Christine Aubin…