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Chris CleggSouth Peace News It is going to cost High Prairie residents a little money in the new year to drink a glass of water or take a shower.And to get rid of excess water.Council decided at its Sept. 14…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A valuable bus service provided to residents of Northern Sunrise County was one topic of discussion at the meeting Sept. 14.Council was examining the report filed by Amber Houle, director of community services, and took note…
NS Rural Crime Watch wins Justice Award

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Efforts by the Northern Sunrise Rural Crime Watch Association have paid off not only for crime prevention efforts and victims of crime but for the organization.The organization was awarded a 2021 Alberta Community Justice Award during…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County may not be paying added costs to fight wildfires after all.At its regular meeting Sept. 8, council approved a recommendation to oppose a proposal to transfer responsibilities and costs to fight wildfires that…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The annual Big Lakes County barbecue scheduled for Oct. 1 is cancelled.At its regular meeting Sept. 8, council cancelled the event over growing concern and cases of COVID-19 in the region.Council planned the barbecue for Oct.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Northern Sunrise County has declared a ‘State of Agricultural Disaster’ after discussion at its Aug. 24 meeting. The declaration raises awareness of the grim circumstances being faced by many agricultural producers, whether they be crop, livestock,…
Town of McLennan notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Plan to paint power poles axed An effort to beautify McLennan will not be proceeding after ATCO Electric officials cited a safety hazard.ATCO’s customer sales representative Carol Broadribb attended the July 12 meeting electronically and said…
Town of Falher notebook

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Falher councillor resigns A Falher town councillor has resigned just months before the Oct. 18 municipal elections.At its regular meeting July 12, Falher town council accepted the resignation of Brad Drouin, who resigned after the June…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Crop production concerns council The MD. Of Smoky River is supporting a letter from Brazeau County regarding the federal government’s emissions target for synthetic fertilizer.At its July 14 meeting, council agreed with Brazeau’s opinion that meeting…
Town of Falher notebook

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Town to develop plan to upgrade road Steps to improve a main road in Falher are a priority for the Town of Falher.At its regular meeting June 9, council discussed concerns about Second Avenue South West…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The recently completed Canadian census is not drawing a very positive response from McLennan town council. “This damn census was a joke!” stated Councillor Sue Delaurier at council’s June 14 meeting. There was no objection from…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Tokarz family selected for honour The Louis Tokarz family is this year’s M.D. of Smoky River Farm Family award nominee.Council decided on the Tokarz family from several nominations at its June 9 meeting.The selection is based…
Town of McLennan notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Bylaw passed, deadline in effect McLennan town council has implemented a deadline to get residents’ waste collection bins off the street.Council gave three readings and passed a bylaw at its June 14 meeting.The bylaw orders residents…
‘Productive’ meeting with health critic, says council

Shepherd hears Town of McLennan’s concerns Chris CleggSouth Peace News Alberta’s NDP Health Critic says McLennan is not the only community in Alberta facing rural health problems. David Shepherd met with McLennan CAO Lorraine Willier, Mayor Michele Fournier and Councillor…