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Manoir du Lac will remain open, AHS promises in statement

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Some rumours are true! Some are not!Rumours that the long-term care facility, Manoir du Lac, in McLennan will close are not true, according to Albertan Health Services [AHS].Manoir du Lac will remain open. The 62 residents…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Peace River School Division is considering closing Nampa Public School.PRSD has notified parents and/or guardians with students at the school, and advised the parent council, says Supt. Adam Murray.Closing a school is a long, well-defined process…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a Sucker Creek man Nov. 19 made his first appearance in court last week.Travis Myles Melnyk, 40, appeared in High Prairie…
Pharmasave celebrates opening

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A fourth drug store in High Prairie opened Nov. 23 when Pharmasave welcomed is first customers.Store owner and pharmacist Suraj Patel joined in the ribbon cutting with council members of East Prairie Metis Settlement, who own…
Whalen elected ACSTA vice-chair

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Peace Country school board trustee is now the vice-chair of the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association [ACTSA].Kelly Whalen was elected Nov. 13 at the association’s annual general meeting.Whalen, who has been a strong advocate for…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Foreign physicians coming to work in rural regions in Alberta could start sooner than later.The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta [CPSA] responded to a letter from the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes…
McLennan council exploring all options

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Every avenue possible will be explored before McLennan town council decides to try to sell the H.W. Fish Arena.At a special council meeting Nov. 23, council decided to explore the possibility of renting or leasing the…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News On Nov. 25, at 3:19 p.m., Swan Hills RCMP received a 911 call of a serious motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on Highway 32 near the Judy Creek Production Complex turnoff.Swan Hills RCMP, along with…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Peace River man will hear his sentence in a Peace River courtroom Dec. 3 for his part in the murder of Lawrence Robert Butt, 20, on May 17, 2017.Kyle Dubroy-Clement, who was 24 at the…

Peace River School Division is exploring alternative education options.At its Nov. 18 board of trustees meeting, PRSD heard a report from Virtual Education Program District Principal Saxon Butte and Home Education Coordinator Golda David.They provided the board with an update…

Slave Lake RCMP responded to a call Nov. 23 at 4:23 a.m. that a minivan and semi-tractor trailer had collided on Highway 2 east, approximately 35 km from Slave Lake.Slave Lake RCMP attended the scene along with emergency services. The…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The High Prairie Municipal Library is encouraging its patrons to support the High Prairie and District Food Bank.The library is inviting everyone to join their “Reverse Advent Calendar” challenge!During December, library staff are challenging the community…

Now the wildfire season is over, fire permits are no longer required for burning within the local Forest Protection Area, says Leah Lovequist, wildfire information officer.However, safe burning practices are always in season. The risk of a wildfire does not…