All Stories

Village of Donnelly notebook

Following are notes from the Village of Donnelly council meetings June 3, June 10 and June 19: Maure’s resignation accepted Council accepted the resignation of the CAO Rita Maure.Council will recruit to the position by advertising until a suitable candidate…

Susan Thompson South Peace News Northern Sunrise County is not happy about the Government of Alberta’s plans for Greene Valley Provincial Park, calling their proposal “troubling.” The provincial government has said they will fully or partially close 20 provincial parks…
Town of Falher notebook

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Street upgrades planned for Falher Two streets in Falher will be upgraded with paving projects in the summer months.At its meeting June 8, Town of Falher council awarded the tender to Raiders Site Services Ltd. for…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Following are notes from the M.D. of Smoky Fiver council meeting held on June 10: Agricultural Services report The director of Agricultural Services has completed an instructional video on Weed Identification for the Peace Region.Part one, which discusses the sunflower…
Village of Donnelly notebook

Following are notes from the Village of Donnelly council meetings May 13 and May 19: Lagoon access granted Council has approved a temporary agreement to the company Danoe Vac to dump sewage at the Village of Donnelly lagoon. Club des…
Village of Girouxville notebook

Following are notes from the Village of Girouxville council meeting May 13: Deferral of property taxes Deferring of municipal property taxes will not be an option.The non-residential education portion of 2020 property taxes may be deferred to Sept. 30.Village of…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The M.D. of Smoky River council is taking a 10 percent pay cut. At its regular meeting May 13, council voted unanimoulsy to cut meeting honourium and base pay retroactive to April 1. Reeve Robert Brochu…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Following are notes from the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 regular council meeting held May 13: Tax penalty bylaw amendment OKedOn March 23, Premier Jason Kenny announced the Education Property Tax Deferral Program as part of their economic relief…
Town of Falher notebook

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Town gives relief for some to pay taxes Some taxpayers in Falher will be allowed to pay property taxes and utility bills later than the deadline without penalties. At its regular meeting May 11, Town of…

SPN Staff The M.D. of Smoky Rvier received a presentation at its meeting April 16 from I Want Wireless on their proposal to place a 150-foot standalone tower on the grounds of the Smoky River Emergency Services Fire Hall. I…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Following are notes from the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 regular council meeting help April 16: Amendments to Bylaw No. 20-935 Recognizing the financial difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and following recommendations made by the provincial government, council…
Town of McLennan notebook

Following are notes from the Town of McLennan regular council meeting April 14: Smoky River Airport 2020 Requisition On a motion from Councillor Eckhard Christen, council approved the 2020 Smoky River Airport Budget and to provide its requisition share of…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A byelection scheduled for April 20 in the Town of McLennan to fill a vacant councilor seat has been cancelled. It’s the word the Town received from Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee after the regular council meeting…
Town of Falher notebook

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Council adopts $3.3 million budget A budget of just over $3.35 million was approved by the Town of Falher at its regular meeting April 14.Council adopted an operating budget of $3,351,487 for 2020. It’s an increase…

Not needed, deems council Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The Town of Peace River is not declaring a state of local emergency, despite the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some residents have questioned why the Town has not declared a…