Controversial bill sparks online petitions

Susan Thompson South Peace News The Peace River MLA who introduced the “conscience rights” bill has been seeking support for the bill through an official petition. MLA Dan Williams introduced private member’s bill 207 on Nov. 7 to allow doctors…

Susan Thompson South Peace News The snow has already started falling and Misery Mountain Ski Area in Peace River is gearing up for their upcoming winter season. It also means it’s time for the ski hill’s annual Snowfest fundraising event.…
Obituary – Emile Alfred Boivin

Emile Alfred Boivin, lifelong resident of Tangent, was born in Spirit River on July 5, 1956. He passed away in Grande Prairie on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at the age of 63 years. Emile was an avid outdoorsman. He spent…

Susan Thompson South Peace News The provincial government has announced two new school projects in the Peace River constituency. The current École des Quatre-Vents building in Peace River will be replaced, and the Blue Hills Community School in Buffalo Head…
Shelters must go, rules appeal board

Susan Thompson South Peace News Two prototype shelters must be removed from downtown Peace River after an appeal of the decision was denied. The mobile shelters were built by the PurpleRung Foundation, founded by Brent Taylor of Gun-Shy Investments and…

Jeff Burgar Will a person experienced in tracking down somebody who shot a moose out of season be dealing with a domestic dispute? How about somebody who knows how to check a logging trailer for load safety now filling out…

Chris Clegg Let’s be honest. Is there any more silly celebration that dressing up in costumes and going door-to-door asking for candy? Sheesh! No matter, as long as people have fun in a safe way, who cares what others think?…
Former Tangent resident celebrates 103rd birthday

Tom Henihan South Peace News Former Tangent resident, Cécile Sylvestre celebrated her 103rd birthday at Manoir du Lac in McLennan on Nov. 2. Seated behind her birthday cake, the mother of 12 children, with 38 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and 19…
Peace Region dancers compete in San Diego

3 participate in lifetime experience Susan Thompson South Peace News Three local dancers travelled to San Diego over the weekend for the unique opportunity to build their competitive dance careers. Rachel Greidanus, her older sister Sarah Greidanus, and Nyla Thietke…
Evening of Elegance fundraiser sells out

Tom Henihan South Peace News The Smoky River Fire and Rescue Evening of Elegance fundraiser took place on Nov. 2. It was the fourth annual fundraiser event and the third hosted at the upstairs lounge of the Emergency Services Building…
College honours long-serving employees

SPN Staff Northern Lakes College celebrated long- serving and retiring employees at the college’s annual Long-Service Awards Night in Slave Lake on Oct. 23. The evening celebrated a total of 425 years of combined service among all recipients, says an…
Controversial bill introduced by MLA Williams

Susan Thompson South Peace News With his first bill, Peace River MLA Dan Williams has reopened the controversial debate on “conscience rights” in Alberta. Williams introduced Bill 207, the Conscience Rights [Health Care Providers] Protection Act on Nov. 7. Williams…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Christmas Expo, Santa Day in Falher One of the best ways to get an early jump on Christmas shopping is to attend the Falher Christmas Expo and Santa Day Nov. 23 at Centre Chevaliers Hall…
‘If you build it [the trails], they will come’

Peace Valley Snow Riders persevere despite challenges Susan Thompson South Peace News Despite expensive damage to trails from past heavy snow, the Peace Valley Snow Riders are riding on. The club promoting responsible snowmobiling by building scenic trails presented an…
Potable water now flowing to Dixonville and area

Susan Thompson South Peace News Water from the Town of Peace River is now flowing west to Dixonville and surrounding areas. Residents and representatives of the County of Northern Lights and Town of Peace River gathered for a ribbon cutting…