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Chris Clegg South Peace News A fire in Falher has turned into tragedy after a body was found inside the structure. RCMP Major Crimes Unit is now investigating the fatal fire. RCMP report the fire occurred Sept. 22 at about…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Arnold Viersen is returning to Ottawa to represent the Conservative party for a third term. Viersen easily defeated his opponents in the Sept. 21 federal election which saw Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals…

Editor’s note: The official list of nominations in different municipalities is not official until release on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Some municipalities have released unofficial lists while others have chosen not to do so. Please check this site for regular updates.…

M.D. of Smoky River Unofficial List [1] to be elected in each division. Division 1 – Guy Donald Gosselin Paula Guindon Division 2 – Whitemud Raymond Desaulniers Raoul Johnson Division 3 – Girouxville Alain Blanchette Jason Dolhan Gilles Sylvain Division…

Town of McLennan Unofficial list Mayor [1 to be elected] Jon Buchinski Terry Calliou Jason Doris Michele Fournier Dwayne Stout Councillors [6 to be elected] Ronald Chalifoux Sue Delaurier Luc Dubrule Maggie Gervais Margaret Jacob Marie Anne Jones Shirley Ominayak…

At 9:00 am on September 12, Peace River Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from a building on Main Street. On arrival, the Commanding Officer determined that a working structure fire was in progress and requested further…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park is getting a significant upgrade.The Alberta government announced Sept. 13 it is investing $2.4 million toward a new multi-purpose shower building and site modernization at the park.The project is part of an…
Sheriff’s vehicles vandalized

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Vandals are on the loose again in High Prairie.On the night of Sept. 10 or early morning hours of Sept. 11, two sheriff’s vehicles were spray- painted while parked on the west side of the High…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It is going to cost High Prairie residents a little money in the new year to drink a glass of water or take a shower.And to get rid of excess water.Council decided at its Sept. 14…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie RCMP welcomes S/Sgt. Andrew Starr as the new interim detachment commander for the next two months.He started in the role Sept. 13 to fill the vacancy created when S/Sgt. Warren Wright transferred to Olds…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A valuable bus service provided to residents of Northern Sunrise County was one topic of discussion at the meeting Sept. 14.Council was examining the report filed by Amber Houle, director of community services, and took note…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new two-storey expansion project to add 20 seniors’ housing units at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie is ready to move up.Framing of prefabricated walls was scheduled to start Sept. 20, Heart River Housing CAO Lindsay…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie-area man charged with a major illegal fish operation was a no-show for his scheduled trial.Mickey Roland Andrews failed to appear for his trial Sept. 3 in High Prairie commissioners’ court Sept. 3.He faces…
NS Rural Crime Watch wins Justice Award

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Efforts by the Northern Sunrise Rural Crime Watch Association have paid off not only for crime prevention efforts and victims of crime but for the organization.The organization was awarded a 2021 Alberta Community Justice Award during…

Richard Froese Now that the federal election is over, it’s time to get on with the next election.Voters go to the polls Oct. 18 to elect municipal councils and boards for school divisions.Names of official candidates have been released after…

Chris Clegg It is a council’s job to lobby for the betterment of its community as much as possible. It involves making phone calls, writing letters, sending emails and more.How successful each council is varies. Some are effective, some not…

By Mark Milkeand Lennie KaplanCanadian Energy Centre Between 1969-2019, Canadian parents received $499 billion in family allowance payments and children’s benefits from the federal government.That 50-year cost was matched by $505 billion in revenues to governments from the oil and…

Retired PastorPat Duffin,High PrairieChristian Centre An entire family started attending church after moving into town. They came from a different Christian faith expression and we were delighted to receive them.At the time, I was preaching a series on the Holy…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Renegades win! Renegades win!The High Prairie Renegades won their first game in their sixth season in the high school Mighty Peace Football League.On home turf, the Renegades caged the Valleyview Hillside Cougars 34-6 on Sept. 10.“The…