Water meters must be changed, but staff will be urged to take every precaution Chris CleggSouth Peace News Town of McLennan public works staff will be asked to take every precaution and change water meters in the town as soon…
PIC – Fred’s endorsement!

Art on railway cars is amazing to see. A lot of talented people paint the cars which onlookers can enjoy. Above, a car spotted in McLennan Sept. 16 had a rather famous cartoon character commending the railway. Railways were very…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News After long discussions, the Town of Peace River has completely updated its snow and ice removal policies. The policy identifies which town roads are priority for clearing. All the arterial roads including known hospital, school bus…
COVID-19 UPDATE – September 21, 2020

As of September 21, Alberta Health has confirmed 465 new cases in Alberta in the last 96 hours. Sept 18=107, Sept 19=119, Sept 20=102, Sept 21=137. There are 46 new cases in the North Zone over the last 96 hours.…
COVID-19 UPDATE – September 17, 2020

As of September 17, Alberta Health has confirmed 146 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours. There are 16 new cases in the North Zone over the last 24 hours. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the…
COVID-19 UPDATE – September 16, 2020

As of September 16, Alberta Health has confirmed 295 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. Sept 15=124, Sept 16=171. There are 28 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours. There has been 0…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The community is mourning the loss of Ryan Austin after a tragic hit and run near Reno that is still being investigated by police. Austin and his dog, a black lab, were hit and killed by…
PICs – Man dies after accident

Peace Regional RCMP believe Ryan Austin first crashed a truck into a creek between 10 p.m. Sept. 6 and 9 a.m. Sept. 7. A passenger found inside the pickup had non life-threatening injuries. Austin was found deceased about 2.5 km…
Girouxville councillor resigns

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A longtime member of the Village of Girouxville council has stepped down. Carmen Ewing resigned after serving on council for almost 25 years. Girouxville council discussed the resignation at its regular meeting Sept. 9. “When it’s…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Voters in Donnelly may be heading to the polls Dec. 9 to elect a new councillor. Council decided at its Sept. 16 meeting to proceed with a byelection, prompted after the recent resignation of Councillor Lyle…
To wear or not to wear:

Survey shows opinions in Peace River divided Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The results are in from the Town of Peace River’s survey on requiring masks to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. And they show a deep divide…

Discussion of a potential mask bylaw heated up when Mayor Tom Tarpey abruptly told Councillor Colin Needham, “Shut up” during debate. Microphone problems occurred preventing Needham from being heard as he asked for an apology from the mayor. After a…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It hasn’t taken long for the new CAO of the Village of Donnelly to save council some money. Council appointed a new auditor at its Sept. 9 meeting and in the process will save about $7,500…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News One must know what they’re talking about before spending money wisely. It’s what the Village of Donnelly decided at its meeting Sept 9. Council heard it has about $595,000 in unallocated MSI capital funding to spend,…
Mother and 3 bears captured in Falher

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Four bears on the loose in Falher were caught and relocated Sept. 9. A mother bear and three cubs were caught and tranquilized around noon by Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers, says Marcel Maure, regional director…