PR Airport to be turned over to non-profit organization

Susan Thompson South Peace News After a special public meeting with all of the Town of Peace River’s municipal partners, council has decided to move ahead with the process of turning ownership and operations of the airport to a non-profit…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A Paddle Prairie man is in hot water with the law after trying to evade police by driving a stolen truck on a railway line. On Feb. 12, at approximately 9 a.m., a pickup truck…
Rural crime prevention starts with you

Susan Thompson South Peace News Fighting rural crime is not just about enforcement, but also about community members coming together to help prevent crime. That was the main message at the Rural Crime Prevention Conference at the Sawridge Inn in…

Susan Thompson South Peace News The Peace River Air Cadets 124 Squadron will be moving into a new space after the Town of Peace River agreed to grant them a property tax exemption. The cadets have been looking for a…

Jeff Burgar Who is holding our country together after bombs, disease or gas attacks? Naturally, the offices of the leadership will not be down the street from Slave Lake Town Hall. Or McLennan. Or Nampa. The way we do things…

Richard Froese Many people enjoyed times to celebrate family and love last weekend. Families and communities gathered at special events to celebrate Family Day on Feb. 17. Many couples and special friends got together around Feb. 14 to mark Valentine’s…
Opinion – Canadian oil – A global solution

Alberta is hurting. Investors have fled south to the United States and the uncertainty surrounding the natural resource sector continues to hold back our economy. According to reports, the Liberal government is preparing an aid package for Alberta if the…
Opinion – Albertans should brace for impact

Thirty per cent! That’s how much auto insurance rates skyrocketed for some Albertans at the end of this year, after Premier Jason Kenney removed the five per cent cap on rate increases that our NDP government brought in, taking a…

Following are the Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest board highlights for the regular meeting held Jan. 30 at École Héritage in Falher. Health & Safety exemption requested CSNO’s request for an exemption from having a health and safety committee in each…
PIC – Well done, McLennan!

The McLennan Royal Purple Elks were acknowledged by The Elks of Canada for the contribution to their community from 2016-19. Left-right are Mike Irla, District 2 president, and Faye Rever, president of the McLennan Royal Purple Elks, with the certificate…
PR KFC approved for drivethrough

Susan Thompson South Peace News Town of Peace River residents may remember the KFC site was developed with the current use back in 1968, and was originally home to a restaurant called Chicken Village. However, the Land-Use Bylaw didn’t allow…
PICs – PR students make Dan Moffet proud

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Dan Moffet Memorial Science Fair. Peace River Glenmary School hosted the science fair with T.A. Norris Middle School in memory of Dan Moffet on Feb. 12, who was integral to the growth and…
MP Viersen helps bring anti-slavery bill to Senate

SPN Staff On Feb. 5, the All-Party Parliamentary Group to End Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking introduced the Modern Slavery Act in the Senate. Peace River – Westlock M.P. Arnold Viersen is the co-chair of APPG. “Modern day slavery and…
Huskies win, Pirates scuttled

Chris Clegg South Peace News In the end, the Falher Pirates must be left wondering what might have been. The Pirates were punted from the NPHL playoffs after losing a 6-3 home ice decision to the visiting Grimshaw Huskies Feb.…