COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – April 12, 2021

As of April 12, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 1,136 new cases since April 11. There are 507 new cases in the North Zone since April 9. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since April 9. 13,753…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – April 8, 2021

As of April 8, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 1,429 new cases since April 7. There are 184 new cases in the North Zone since April 7. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since April 7. 13,417…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – April 7, 2021

As of April 7, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 1,351 new cases since April 6. There are 211 new cases in the North Zone since April 6. There has been 1 death recorded in the North Zone since April 6. 13,325…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta are calling on the Government of Alberta to suspend new forestry legislation until concerns about impacts on inherent and Treaty rights are addressed. In December 2020, Alberta enacted Bill…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Peace River RCMP have arrested a man on several charges including arson following a break and enter into a Peace River business March 23. “Peace River RCMP responded to a break and enter into a business…
PRSD hires Murray as new superintendent

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Peace River School Division’s board of trustees has hired Adam Murray as its next superintendent of schools beginning Sept. 1. “Mr. Murray was selected because of his demonstrated leadership capabilities, his commitment to excellence in serving…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Spring is in the air and minor outdoor soccer in Peace River is scheduled to hit local fields in early May. The Peace River Minor Soccer Association is seeking volunteers to meet COVID-19 guidelines, president Lorna…

Jeff Burgar A sharp fellow said years ago, “If you want to get people to do things, first of all, you need a project.” Those weren’t a former MLA’s exact words from years ago, but summed up what Dennis Barton…

Jeff Burgar If groundhogs are on any payroll anywhere, probably many people responsible for hiring are thinking of de-hiring those fuzzballs. The problem of course, is winter. At the end of March last week, winter was very obviously still with…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – April 6, 2021

As of April 6, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 931 new cases since April 5. There are 663 new cases in the North Zone since April 1. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since April 1. 13,243…

Retired Pastor Pat Duffin,High Prairie Christian Centre “Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.” [Matthew 27:40] There is a very moving hymn…
Obituary – Raymond St. Jean

Raymond St. Jean passed away in Falher on March 23, 2021at the age of 76 years. Raymond was predeceased by: his parents, George & Blanche; and his brother, Harvey. He will be lovingly remembered by: his sister, Evelyn Parent; nieces,…
Doucette new HPSD safety officer

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie School Division welcomes Katie Doucette as its new safety officer. Doucette is a graduate of the school division and has more than 11 years experience in the safety and emergency medical fields, says an…

FCSS has plans to honour region’s volunteers Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Volunteers in the Falher-McLennan areas will be honoured during Volunteer Appreciation Week set for April 18-24. Smoky River Family and community Support Services will celebrate volunteers in varouis ways…

Chris Clegg South Peace News On April 3, at 3:41 a.m. High Prairie RCMP were called to a shooting that occurred at the Joussard Sand Pits. Cpl. Troy Savinkoff, RCMP Media Relations, says three individuals received gunshot wounds as a…