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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Four people will be seeking one of two seats available on McLennan town council in the Oct. 26 byelection. Terry Calliou, Luc Dubrule, Margaret Jacob and Nathan Wilson all filed nomination papers by the Sept. 14…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News What he sees as a silly rule has a Town of McLennan councillor frustrated. Council heard at its Sept. 14 meeting that Alberta Municipal Affairs completed a Municipal Accountability Report. CAO Lorraine Willier presented the report…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Deeming the work in the Town of McLennan office to be too much for the CAO to handle alone, council is proceeding with hiring a part-time administrative assistant. Advertising for the position begins immediately and involves…
Town of McLennan notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Arena storage idea may be on ice McLennan’s H.W. Fish Arena will not have ice this coming winter for winter sports.As a result, council was looking at ways to utilize the space. One idea proposed was…
Council wants ownership of hotel

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of McLennan hopes to avert a major disaster by offering a deal to take over the old McLennan Hotel. The matter arose at council’s Sept. 14 meeting. Council realizes the ongoing vandalism and potential…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News After reviewing a public survey on mask use, the Town of Peace River has opted to focus on a mask education campaign rather than a bylaw. Mayor Tom Tarpey started off the regular meeting of council…
More information needed on McLennan Hall upgrades

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The first steps into future needs at the McLennan Elks/Royal Purple Hall have council asking for more information. Under the direction of council, CAO Lorraine Willier and Royal Purple member Maggie Gervais did a walk-through in…

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…
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…

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,…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A review of M.D. of Smoky River bylaws has resulted in administration finding a whopping 341 bylaws that need to be repealed because they are useless. And council is prepared to go through them one-by-one. “That’s…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Ditch project at Guy proceeding Council is proceeding with a 7-km long ditch project near Guy.Director of Operations Kevin Cymbaluk told council the ditch, if completed, would drain into the Highbush Ditch just west of Highway…