COVID-19 UPDATE – June 5, 2020

As of June 5 Alberta Health has confirmed only 7 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours after the highest amount of daily tests of 6,455. There are -1 cases in the North Zone. There has been 0…
COVID-19 UPDATE – June 4, 2020

As of June 4 Alberta Health has confirmed 15 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours. There are -1 cases in the North Zone. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone in the last 24…
COVID-19 UPDATE – June 3, 2020

As of June 3 Alberta Health has confirmed 19 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours. There are 6 new cases in the North Zone. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone in the last…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Efforts to recruit more physicians to the Falher-McLennan area are stepping up. The Smoky River Regional Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee remains diligent to ensure the region has more than three physicians. Recruitment co-ordi- nator Myrna…
‘Make that to go!’

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Peace River residents were bemused when a cow moose and her two calves were seen wandering around town on May 28. The trio were spotted near Freson Bros. after previously being seen down Shaftesbury Trail. The…
Paramedic first-time award winner

Peace region takes home Rhapsody awards for contributions to rural healthcare Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A Peace River paramedic has won the 2020 RhPAP Rhapsody Health-care Heroes Award, and a regional Peace area committee has won the 2020 RhPAP Rhapsody…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Meanwhile, the Peace Regional Healthcare Attraction and Retention Committee has been named as the 2020 winner of the Rhapsody Community Award. The Rhapsody Community Award recognizes a rural Alberta community that has developed innovative and collaborative…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A Grimshaw area man has been charged with stealing items from the Harmon Valley Fire Hall. Jesse William Jackson, 39, is charged with three counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. Jackson was…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The new Peace River Rotaract Club is making sure Peace River residents in need have meals for months. The club set an initial goal to purchase 2,500 meals through a local food drive, with 100 per…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News As the Alberta government moves ahead with relaunching after the COVID-19 shutdown, the Town of Peace River still isn’t sure when the next phases of reopening facilities will begin. Town council discussed the relaunch at their…

Jeff Burgar “I’m entitled to my entitlements.” So famously said David Dingwall when questioned by a parliamentary committee investigating a severance package he got for quitting his government job. The incident came to mind when Big Lakes County councillors voted…

Richard Froese Another school year will soon come to an end as high school graduates pursue a new stage in their life. Graduates are usually in the spotlight in May and June when schools, families and communities celebrate the young…

SPN Staff Funding to feed students in schools has been given by a Peace region francophone school division to local communities to support school families in the COVID-19 pandemic. Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest [CSNO] has extended funds from the provincial…