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COVID-19 UPDATE – July 8, 2020

As of July 8, Alberta Health has confirmed 93 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours (47 on July 7, 46 on July 8) There are 8 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours.…

Susan Thompson South Peace News Northern Sunrise County is not happy about the Government of Alberta’s plans for Greene Valley Provincial Park, calling their proposal “troubling.” The provincial government has said they will fully or partially close 20 provincial parks…
COVID-19 Resources – Updated June 30, 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. Gathering restrictions Gathering restrictions have…
PIC – Looking their best!

The Falher École Héritage Graduation class of 2020! In the front Row, left-right, are Émilie Aubin, Veronica Jacob, and Quinn Côté. In the middle row, left-right, Are Ashley Mussio, Amber Guérette, and Gabrielle Velie. In the back row, left-right, are…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It had all the makings of a TV police drama, except this was real life. Peace Regional RCMP laid several charges against Trevor Ryan Unrau, 37, after a high risk takedown following a pursuit and police…
Vintage Texaco oil pump turned in

Peace River RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating owner of unique found item. On June 30, a member of the public turned in a unique item: a restored vintage Texaco Oil pump that had been located in the…
HP-McL-PR not part of increased policing

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Alberta government’s election promise of adding more police officers to fight crime has come to fruition. However, none of the new police officers will be stationed in High Prairie, McLennan or Peace River. The RCMP…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News It appears a majority of students and parents in Peace River School Division [PRSD] want classes back in schools when students return school in September. PRSD conducted a survey in June to help set direction to…
Cardinal wins Juno Award

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News While the awards ceremony may not be quite what she originally hoped with no red carpet to walk and no waiting cameras to smile for, Celeigh Cardinal has won a 2020 Juno Award for Indigenous Artist-of-the-Year.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Peace River Regional RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance with an incident where shots were fired on Canada Day. On July 1, at 9:14 a.m., police received a 911 call of shots fired at a residence…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Arnold Viersen, Member of Parliament for Peace River – Wstlock, has joined his Conservative colleagues in announcing a new Conservative proposal to improve the Canada Emergency Response Benefit [CERB] – called the Back to Work Bonus.…

Jeff Burgar Falher businessperson Jean Nicolet once said, “Give me $10 million and I will show you economic development!” Well, he might have said a million! Or maybe it was two or three million. No matter the amount, he was…

Richard Froese “O Canada!” “The True North, strong and free.” “God keep our land glorious and free.” Those are some lines in our national anthem. Canada Day on July 1 traditionally kicks off the summer to celebrate our great nation…

Doug Firby,Columnist/Publisher,Troy Media,Courtesy of Troy Media. Referendums have been the source of high anxiety and popular uprisings in recent years. Whether they’re a truly democratic way to make vital decisions that best serve the public interest is a matter of…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News After 75 years, Canada’s Métis have to wait no longer. The Métis National Council [MNC] announced June 29 the launch of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program. The program is an integral part of the $30 million…

Dan Cooper,President,High Prairie Branch,Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints We live in one of the most glorious and blessed times in history. Information and entertainment are at our fingertips. Modern conveniences have given us freedom to pursue interests outside of basic…
13 École Héritage students celebrate graduation

Tom HenihanSouth Peace News The École Héritage Graduation Day ceremonies began with taking formal group photographs of the 13 graduates in the school parking lot, while their individual photographs and names were posted in the school windows above. The social…