COVID-19 UPDATE – August 6, 2020

As of August 6, Alberta Health has confirmed 150 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. August 5=94, August 6=56. There are 12 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours. There has been 1…
Municipalities protest oil and gas tax

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The provincial government’s proposal to stimulate the struggling oil and gas industry by lowering their municipal property taxes has municipalities across the province raising the alarm. Municipal officials and councillors gathered for a protest against the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Village of Donnelly welcomes Matthew Ferris as it new CAO. “I’ve had a career of working with rural municipal governments and I thought I could bring added value to the community,” say Ferris who started…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Peace River MP Arnold Viersen was in the riding to hold a meet and greet with constituents and municipal officials. The meet and greet in Riverfront Park in Peace River July 27 was sparsely attended. Town…
PIC – AUMA President visits Peace River July 28

The Town of Peace River and their municipal partners met with AUMA President Barry Morishita on his annual tour of AUMA member communities. l-r Left to right: Bob Willing, Reeve MD of Peace No. 135; Terry Ungarian, Reeve, County of…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Albertans can remotely prepare for court in a new Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) initiative. A duty counsel team provides critical services to rural communities until the end of August during the COVID-19 pandemic. People may access…

Jeff Burgar In the good old days of one of Alberta’s periodic boom times, it was common to hear leaders of various expanding communities whining about their problems. Grande Prairie. Lloydminster. Red Deer. Even Beaumont and Vegreville. “Gosh,” they would…

Jeff Burgar “Kids,” she said firmly, “just don’t pay attention to the news. They haven’t a clue what is going on in the world.” Honestly, many of us have the same idea. Kids and young adults walking with ear buds…

By Sylvain CharleboisProfessor, Dalhousie UniversityCourtesy of Troy Media People under the age of 30 will pay a dear price for the global pandemic and could even be renamed the COVID-19 generation. After almost five months, most would agree that the…

Pastor Keith Williams,High Prairie Bethel Baptist Church With all the controversy surrounding Black Lives Matter (BLM) I thought it would be diligent for us to look at what scripture says, after all, those of us who call ourselves Christians should…
COVID-19 UPDATE – August 4, 2020

As of August 4, Alberta Health has confirmed 300 new cases in Alberta in the last 96 hours. July 31=97, August 1=67, August 2=74, August 3=65. There are 47 new cases in the North Zone over the last 96 hours.…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Schools in Northland School Division are getting ready to welcome students back to classes as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. The board and staff are drafting a plan to prevent the risk and spread of COVID,…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Peace River School Division (PRSD) has presented its plan to open schools when students head back to classes in September as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. “The plan is designed to support our collective responsibility to…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19) is now available in pharmacies in Alberta. Just two pharmacies in the Peace region are offering the service to date, says a news release dated July 30. People may get tested…