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COVID-19 UPDATE – June 14, 2021

As of June 11, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 170 new cases since June 10. There are 54 new cases in the North Zone since June 10. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since June 10. 25,383…
COVID-19 UPDATE – June 11, 2021

As of June 11, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 170 new cases since June 10. There are 54 new cases in the North Zone since June 10. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since June 10. 25,383…
COVID-19 UPDATE – June 10, 2021

As of June 10, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 178 new cases since June 9. There are 40 new cases in the North Zone since June 9. There has been 2 deaths recorded in the North Zone since June 9. 25,326…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Another scam has reared its head in the region after Valleyview RCMP received a complaint June 2. The scam is commonly known as the “Gold Chain Scam.” A person will approach a victim claiming they need…
Voice still strong as independent, says MLA

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Central Peace – Notley MLA Todd Loewen remains committed to his constituents as an independent MLA. “In many ways, life is no different,” says Loewen. “I continue to advocate to the government for the needs of…
Upgrades planned for local housing

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Several seniors and family housing units in the High Prairie region and Falher will get upgrades with funding from the federal and provincial governments. Heart River Housing was allocated funding of $265,000, CAO Lindsay Pratt says.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News “Most people will not see a significant [change] in taxes.” It’s the word from Village of Donnelly CAO Matthew Ferris after council passed its tax rate bylaw at its monthly meeting May 25. The new tax…
COVID-19 UPDATE – June 9, 2021

As of June 9, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 452 new cases since June 7. There are 66 new cases in the North Zone since June 7. There has been 2 deaths recorded in the North Zone since June 7. 25,252…

Richard Froese If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. So if it’s broke, fix it. Hospitals and health care in rural and northern Alberta are broke and under-served. Premier Jason Kenney and the provincial government need to act soon. Citizens…

Pearl Lorentzen Call me jaded, but I wasn’t shocked that there were unmarked graves of children forced to attend an Indian residential school in Kamloops. Saddened yes, but not shocked. However, I was shocked by a headline implying there were…

Editor’s note: The following was issued by Treaty 8 First Nations June 3: As the original Cree and Dene peoples, we affirm our connection to our lands, waters, air, animals, environment, and resources since time immemorial. Our inherent rights and…

Pastor Keith Williams,High Prairie Bethel Baptist Church Alexander Pope is credited with saying, “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” But is this true? I came across this little article that I hope plants a few seeds for thought. “To…
Community gardens take root in Falher

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new community garden program for the Smoky River region has been planted in Falher. Smoky River Family and Community Support Services launched the first plots June 2 at the Falher Library to provide space for…

French schools celebrate graduates Francophone schools in Falher and Peace River have set dates for graduation.École Héritage in Falher will host a virtual ceremony on June 25, Conseil scolaire du Nord Ouest communications co-ordinator Rachelle Bergeron says.Only graduates and high…