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COVID-19 UPDATE – September 22, 2020

As of September 22, Alberta Health has confirmed 150 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours. There are 13 new cases in the North Zone over the last 24 hours. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the…
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…
Peace River opens $2.7M reservoir

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A new reservoir in Peace River will not only provide residents with clean drinking water but will also help with fire suppression. Town officials gathered on Sept. 11 to officially open Reservoir 365. The new reservoir…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Four people will be seeking one of two seats available on McLennan town council in the Oct. 26 byelection. Terry Calliou, Luc Dubrule, Margaret Jacob and Nathan Wilson all filed nomination papers by the Sept. 14…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News What he sees as a silly rule has a Town of McLennan councillor frustrated. Council heard at its Sept. 14 meeting that Alberta Municipal Affairs completed a Municipal Accountability Report. CAO Lorraine Willier presented the report…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Deeming the work in the Town of McLennan office to be too much for the CAO to handle alone, council is proceeding with hiring a part-time administrative assistant. Advertising for the position begins immediately and involves…
Town of McLennan notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Arena storage idea may be on ice McLennan’s H.W. Fish Arena will not have ice this coming winter for winter sports.As a result, council was looking at ways to utilize the space. One idea proposed was…
Council wants ownership of hotel

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of McLennan hopes to avert a major disaster by offering a deal to take over the old McLennan Hotel. The matter arose at council’s Sept. 14 meeting. Council realizes the ongoing vandalism and potential…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News After reviewing a public survey on mask use, the Town of Peace River has opted to focus on a mask education campaign rather than a bylaw. Mayor Tom Tarpey started off the regular meeting of council…

Jeff Burgar Are you being taken for granted? Easy to answer. If you are a voting age rural citizen in Alberta, chances are, you are a true-blue, dyed-in-the-wool, mostly hard-core UPC voter provincially, and anti-Trudeau Conservative voter federally. So, of…

Joe McWilliams Let’s be trivial for a moment and spare a thought for bigfoot. If it exists, its habitat is on fire right now. If the mysterious sasquatch is ever going to be flushed out into the open, now would…

By Sylvain Charlebois,Professor, Dalhousie University,Courtesy of Troy Media. The best way to get an economy going again is to get to Canadians’ wallets by way of their stomachs. But it’s a long road. Up to 25 per cent of restaurants…

Pastor Keith Williams,High Prairie Bethel Baptist Church Philip Ryken in, his book Discovering God in the Stories from the Bible, has this to say about truth. I found this article to be very good and in fact used part of…
The mighty moose: not just a beast of the forest

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader ‘We’re going to need a bigger freezer, right?’ (Rookie hunter, on seeing his first bull moose up close.) If filling your freezer with wild meat is what you want to do, you probably want a moose. But…
More information needed on McLennan Hall upgrades

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The first steps into future needs at the McLennan Elks/Royal Purple Hall have council asking for more information. Under the direction of council, CAO Lorraine Willier and Royal Purple member Maggie Gervais did a walk-through in…