‘That’s not legal, your honour!’ – yells Cloutier Susan Thompson South Peace News A Girouxville man accused of numerous drug-related charges will be back in Peace River provincial court Nov. 18 to enter his plea. Ronald Cloutier, 56, made his…

Susan Thompson South Peace News A charge of possession of stolen property against a Nampa man was withdrawn during his latest appearance in Peace River provincial court Oct. 28. It is far from the end of legal troubles for Mukhtar…

Jeff Burgar “Figures don’t lie. But lies come from figures.” So the wise words go. Looking at federal elections results, now that official numbers are released, gives just about anybody ideas to be happy or sad about. There are many…

Joe McWilliams It’s getting harder to find veterans of foreign conflicts that we haven’t already interviewed. That is probably a good thing. In the 1990s, when I started doing this job, there were a lot of Second World War veterans.…

In 2001, six prominent Albertans outlined an “Alberta Agenda” in a letter to Premier Ralph Klein known as the “firewall letter”. In many ways, Alberta’s situation is now more dire than it was in 2000 and so it is time…

Richard Froese South Peace News People in need will again be supported by the Smoky River Christmas Voucher Program. Smoky River Family and Community Support Services [FCSS] is leading the program in the Falher and McLennan areas. “The voucher program…
McCuaig-Boyd accepts position

Susan Thompson South Peace News Former NDP Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd has accepted a new government post as a director of the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation. McCuaig-Boyd was appointed to the position by UCP Finance Minister Travis Toews as…

Richard Froese South Peace News The Alberta beef industry is on solid ground and taking steps to increase quality and better promote its product. “The outlook for beef and agriculture are pretty good,” says John MacArthur, Alberta Beef Producers, director…
Defending champs blitz Pirates in opener

Chris Clegg South Peace News Six different players scored to lead the defending champion Grande Prairie Athletics to a 6-3 win over the Falher Pirates in the opening night of NPHL action Nov. 1. Calvin Sanders, Max McNeil, Tanner Labbe,…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The recent provincial budget has brought some long-awaited good news for a local school district, its parents and students. The Conseil scolaire du Nord-Quest was very pleased to announce Nov. 1 that an infrastructure project…
PR Planning and Development grants temporary permit

Susan Thompson South Peace News ***CORRECTION: This story states that the permit was granted by Town Council when it was actually granted by the Town’s Development Officer. We apologize for the mixup. A new drop-in community centre in Peace River…
Peace River opens new arena

Venue to become ‘heart and soul of Peace River’s sporting community’ Susan Thompson South Peace News The ribbon has been cut and the Baytex Energy Centre has officially opened its doors. The grand opening of the new regional multiplex on…
‘Sales is an act of love’

Keynote speaker at PR Chamber of Commerce wine and cheese evening offers tips to increase sales Susan Thompson South Peace News The Peace River Chamber of Commerce celebrated Small Business Week with a wine and cheese social. Keynote speaker Shannon…