Treaty 8 law to ‘bring our children home’

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Treaty 8 First Nation chiefs and Elders from Treaty 8 communities met on July 11 at Willow Point near Sucker Creek First Nation to share their vision and ideas for the Treaty 8 Child Well Being…
Notes from the Hill

Arnold Viersen,MP, Peace River – Westlock The problem The Fiscal Stabilization Program was created in 1967 to provide support to provincial governments when they experience a sudden and significant drop in revenue. It helps ‘stabilize’ a province’s finances by providing…

Richard Froese Summer is almost half over as people enjoy more freedoms. Life in Alberta is mostly back to normal after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted three weeks ago, on July 1, Canada Day. Many people are taking advantage of that…
Commentary – An unpredicted happening

Jeff Burgar The late Ray Tallman, of Grouard, made good predictions. Definitely much better than this lowly writer. At least twice a year, and usually more often, Ray would let us know what coming months would bring in weather. Actually,…

I am going to stop buying and reading the South Peace News. There is so much right-wing content that I have lost all faith in your editorial fairness. Every week there is another letter [commentary] from some BS ‘conservative’ bafflegabbing…

Pastor Brian Gilroy,High Prairie Church of the Nazarene. A simple yet profound question that cuts to the heart of a person. Every person, every company, every organization has a set of core beliefs or values that theoretically define who they…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Crop production concerns council The MD. Of Smoky River is supporting a letter from Brazeau County regarding the federal government’s emissions target for synthetic fertilizer.At its July 14 meeting, council agreed with Brazeau’s opinion that meeting…
MacEwan, Northland sign 5-year agreement

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A new agreement allows Northland School Division students to take a university course in high school. Northland announced June 23 that its students will be able to flash university identification cards while attending high school. It…
World of Science continues to open for students

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Northland School Division continues to strive to make the best opportunities available to its students. On June 21, Northland’s board of trustees and the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton formally signed a memorandum of understanding…
New physician coming to McLennan

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Another physician is coming to the Falher-McLennan region in the next few months. “I am pleased to announce that we will have a new physician practising in the Smoky River area by this fall,” says Myrna…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A heat wave in late June has been determined as the cause of fish dying in streams, rivers and lakes in Alberta. That’s the word from Mike Sullivan, the fisheries science specialist for Alberta Environment and…

Jeff Burgar Nobody ever had us answer a poll wanting to know what our favourite lake is in Alberta. But then, nobody asked us what we love about British Columbia either! Forgive us for being biased against our sister province,…

Pearl Lorentzen Recently, I realized that my pat answer to the salutation, “How are you?” is “Busy, but good.” I also realized that often I mean “busy, and good,” as I find a certain level of busyness fulfilling. At other…
NA Historical and Railway Museum opens

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The original Northern Alberta Railway train station at Falher has moved around a lot in its 91 years. But now it has a permanent home at McLennan’s Northern Alberta Historical and Railway Museum. A grand opening…