Richard Froese Many people own dogs or cats as pets and special companions.Some have dogs for safety and to protect people and property.However, a rash of dog attacks in the Big Lakes County region has been all but safe for…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Lakeshore Regional Police Service is getting five new officers thanks to the Alberta government.Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Tyler Shandro made the announcement June 23. It is all part of hiring 15 new officers in…
Walk celebrates special day

A small crowd joined a short celebration and walk to recognize and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21. The Falher ATB branch and Smoky River FCSS joined to hold the event, which began with a land acknowledgement and prayer…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A petition is circulating in High Prairie calling on council to repeal its motion to hire Sherry Poole as CAO.Town council voted to hire Poole by a 4-3 vote at its June 14 meeting despite hearing…
‘Do everything with love and kindness’

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A special crosswalk was dedicated in High Prairie to acknowledge missing and murdered Indigenous people and remember those who lost their lives in Indian residential schools.The Town of High Prairie and the local Indigenous community unveiled…
2 running for NDP nomination in Central Peace – Notley

The NDP Central Peace – Notley constituency association will hold a contested nomination meeting for the first time in almost 40 years to select an election candidate.The association announced June 21 that Megan Ciurysek and Lynn Lekisch are seeking the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new grant program in Big Lakes County to help businesses enhance their premises or online presence may be scrapped.At its meeting June 22, council approved a motion to review the business refurbishment grant program after…

Pat Rehn,MLA,Lesser Slave Lake I hope the month of June has been treating everyone in Lesser Slave Lake well.The month was full of welcome news for Albertans and that starts off with the particularly good information released by Statistics Canada…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Municipal councils considering plans to conduct their own census in an attempt to get more funding from the provincial government, may have to think again.Town of Falher council learned that at its regular meeting June 8.“The…

Richard Froese Canada Day returns July 1!Communities and Canadians are expected to be out in huge crowds to celebrate the mult-cultural nation.It will be the first time since 2019 that major Canada Day festivities can be held after two long…
County welcomes new ag fieldman

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County welcomes Dylan Fath as its new agricultural field- man.“I want to provide value to the community,” says Fath, who started June 1.“My time as an agriculture policy analyst with the provincial government is…
What a blast it was!

The Peace River region hosted an extremely successful Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games June 16-19. The games were co-hosted by the Town of Peace River, Northern Sunrise County, County of Northern Lights, the M.D. of Peace and the Town of…