Girl takes to the slopes to hone her craft

McLennan’s Nora Dubrule had qualified for Arctic Winter Games in snowboarding Chris Clegg South Peace News A McLennan area girl has lost her chance to compete at the Arctic Winter Games in a sport not too many dare take on…
Grouard man dies from COVID-19

Shawn Auger proudly poses with his two girls, Neriah, left, and Shealynn, right, after winning the Alberta Atom Female Native Provincial title in 2016. Auger had a great love for hockey which he shared with his family. Chris Clegg South…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The number of COVID-19 cases in the Falher region is reported to be five. Statistics from Alberta Health Services released March 28 confirm the cases. Following are the numbers of cases nearby including Falher: 8…
First Case of COVID-19 in Peace River area.

The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Peace River area. The Town of Peace River says the information is direct from Alberta Health Services (AHS). AHS defines the Peace River area as including the towns of Peace…

SPN Staff Some municipal services in the M.D. of Smoky River have been revised to protect people in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Information was provided on the Smoky River website on March 23. Landfill Operations To protect our employees and…

Richard Froese South Peace News Municipalities in the Smoky River region have closed or minimized public access to their administrative offices to control the spread of COVID-19. M.D. of Smoky River: The Municipal District of Smoky River is modifying operations…

Richard Froese South Peace News More help is available to support people in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Smoky River Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) extends its hands for people in Falher, McLennan, Donnelly, Girouxville and the M.D.…

SPN Staff Alberta Health Services updated the COVID-19 pandemic situation on March 24 at 3:30 p.m. “Aggressive public health measures continue to help limit the spread of COVID-19,” says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of staff. All Albertans…
Peace River still serving the homeless, hungry

Susan Thompson South Peace News Two organizations serving the most vulnerable members of the community are finding ways to help despite the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Peace River Out of the Cold Shelter is continuing to operate for now. “We…

Pearl Lorentzen For South Peace News Dr. Kathryn Koliaska is a medical officer of health in the Alberta Health Services Health Zone. In a phone interview on March 18, she spoke about COVID-19. “The virus doesn’t pick and choose,” Dr.…

Editor’snote: Posted on Facebook March 20 at 10:40 a.m. To our patients, staff and community, Amid growing concern, we are addressing a rumour that four members of our dental team have contracted COVID-19 [CV-19] by attending the Pacific Dental Conference…

SPN Staff The Province of Alberta declared a state of emergency March 17 as the coronavirus [COVID-19] world pandemic spreads. Further restrictions and protective measures were announced by Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health. “This pandemic will…
Dental offices close or reduce services

Susan Thompson South Peace News Local dental clinics have closed to everything but emergency dental work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alberta Dental Association and College [ADAC] has limited all dental clinics in Alberta to providing only emergency…