Commentary by Pearl Lorentzen As a child, one of my favourite Christmas goodies was popcorn balls. One of my favourite pastimes was building jigsaw puzzles. The physical makeup of the two don’t mix. Popcorn balls are simple to make. Pop…
PICs – Northern Sunrise spreads Christmas cheer

Northern Sunrise County hosted its County Christmas Open House Dec. 14 from 4-7 p.m. at the county office. The open house provided a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some holiday snacks while visiting with neighbours. The open house was hosted by…
Village of Donnelly council notebook

Following is a summary of the Village of Donnelly meeting from Dec. 18: 2019 budgets approved The 2019 budget was approved as the 2020 Interim budget. The 2020 Physician Recruitment Coordinator budget was approved, no increase is projected. Mayor Myrna…
Northern Air ends service in Peace River

Susan Thompson South Peace News Northern Air will be ending its scheduled passenger flights to Edmonton as of Jan. 1, effectively ending all passenger flights to and from Peace River. The company already ended its scheduled flights to Calgary in…
PIC – Nampa celebrates arrival of Zamboni

Dec. 18 was a landmark day at the Nampa Complex when the community celebrated the arrival of their new 2019 Zamboni Model 446. The project commenced in 2017 and was a combined effort which included the dedicated board members and…

Chris Clegg South Peace News After a dismal 0-4 start, the Falher Pirates are back on track! The Pirates won their sixth game in seven starts heading into the Christmas break with a pair of home ice wins last week.…
Guerette appreciates deep traditions during Christmas

Richard Froese South Peace News Jeannine Guerette wishes she could return to the days when the true meaning of Christmas was celebrated more. “We had so many traditions that focused on the Christian faith,” says Guerette, 81, a longtime resident…
Houde treasures toy tractor he received one Christmas

Richard Froese South Peace News Reflecting on Christmas memories as a child, Paul Houde first mentions the fun ways to get around. “I remember the old days when we went to Christmas Eve mass in Falher in a caboose,” says…
MacIntyre always had many good gifts at Christmas

Richard Froese South Peace News Christmas was a great time for Therese MacIntyre with plenty of food and fun. “Those were the good old days,” says MacIntyre, 87, a resident of Manoir du Lac in McLennan. “We had lots of…
Dumont values clothes his mother made for Christmas

Richard Froese South Peace News Now in his early 90s, Louis Dumont still has some memories of Christmas as a young child. “People were poor,” says Dumont, 92, who came to Falher in 1930 and now makes his home in…
‘Unto us, a Saviour is born!’

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Live Nativity play held at Falher Dec. 19 attracted about 150 people, many who put aside their time during Falher’s late night shopping to attend the event. It’s the third year the play has…

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s for a good cause so why not attend and have a good time? The Smoky River Daycare Society is hosting a New Year’s Eve Dance at Centre Chevaliers in Falher Dec. 31. “This event…
PICs – Oh, my goodness! Santa’s on trial!

Falher Ecole Heritage held its Christmas Concert Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. Students danced and sang their way into the audience’s hearts with a dazzling array of skits and songs. Some skits/sketches took on a more serious note – Santa…

Susan Thompson South Peace News Two union meetings were held in Peace River on Dec. 12, bringing together members of multiple unions to learn about and discuss rollbacks, job cuts, and changes to pensions. Members of the Alberta Union of…