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Chris CleggSouth Peace News Culvert sales suspended Citizens wanting to buy culverts can no longer go to the M.D. of Smoky River to purchase one.Council decided at its May 12 meeting to temporarily suspend sales immediately.“When were this short we…
Town of Falher notebook

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Council plans open house in fall Falher town council continues to plan for an open house in the next few months.At its regular meeting May 10, council discussed the open house as it works around COVID-19…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Town of Falher could soon get solar power for the recreational arena and a charging station for electric vehicles. At its regular meeting May 10, Falher council discussed a solar project suggested by municipal energy…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Town of Falher employees may soon have a work week of four days from five. At its regular meeting May 10, Falher council directed administration to get more information about a four-day work week as recommended…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Municipal taxes in the Town of Falher will be going up by a slim margin. Mill rates for municipal taxes were increased in a bylaw adopted by council at its monthly meeting May 10. The residential…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Falher Regional Swimming Pool is scheduled to open for the summer season. Town of Falher council announced at its regular meeting May 10 that the pool will open under COVID restrictions. The outdoor pool located…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Will the Town of McLennan proceed with selling off assets in the H.W. Fish Arena? It was an idea proposed at council’s May 10 meeting by Councillor Dwayne Stout. With almost no hope of installing ice…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Heritage playground supported Council agreed to write a letter of support for La Societe des amis de l’ecole Heritage and its efforts to build a new certified playground for children aged 3-5 years.Society president Christine Aubin…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A popular neighbourhood park in Falher could soon be upgraded. At its regular meeting April 12, Town of Falher council viewed proposed plans to improve Friendship Hill Park. “I like the plans,” Mayor Donna Buchinski says.…

NDP Health Critic Shepherd invited to future meeting to address issues Chris CleggSouth Peace News The recent temporary closure of the emergency department at the Sacred Heart Health Complex at McLennan March 15 has drawn the attention of town council.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News No ifs, ands or buts! The M.D. of Smoky River is sticking to its bylaw of not allowing infected seed to be seeded into crops. Ag fieldman Normand Boulet asked council about the bylaw at its…
Village of Donnelly notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News One and done payment to CN Council agreed to pay CN Rail $2,500 plus GST instead of $600 each year for drainage access on a portion of CN land in the village.Council heard the lease rate…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News NAEL survey completed The M.D. of Smoky River has identified the need for family doctors in the region as its top priority.Council was asked to fill out a healthcare survey by the Northern Alberta Elected Leaders…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Falher residents and property owners will be paying more for water, sewer, recycling and waste collection services. At its regular meeting March 15, Town of Falher council approved a recommendation to increase the rates May 1.…