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Voters will help decide fate of PR Airport

Susan Thompson South Peace News Residents of Peace River are getting the chance to have their say on the future of the Peace River Regional Airport. In October 2019, council opened a Request for Proposals [RFP] for someone else to…
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 Sunrise cancels over $2M in taxes

Oil & gas companies score win in Supreme Court Susan Thompson South Peace News Bankrupt oil and gas companies who have stopped paying their property taxes have become a major problem for Northern Sunrise County. But a recent Supreme Court…

Susan Thompson South Peace News Peace River town council has decided to ask for proposals to repurpose the Al Adair Rec Centre. The building is owned by the Town but has been leased to the Peace Country Sports Club since…

Notes from the Oct. 16, Village of Donnelly organizational and regular meeting; and Oct. 22 special meeting. Notes supplied by the Village of Donnelly. Lanctot re-elected mayor At the organizational meeting, Myrna Lanctot was re-elected as mayor, and Brian Labrecque…
PIC – RCMP thanks Northern Sunrise

Northern Sunrise County council is presented with a photo on behalf of the Peace Regional RCMP detachment in thanks for their support of this year’s RCMP musical ride. Left-right, are Councillor Corinna Williams, Reeve Carolyn Kolebaba, Sgt. Dave Browne, Const.…
Agricultural disaster declared by NSC

Susan Thompson South Peace News Northern Sunrise County has joined Birch Hills County, Saddle Hills County and the County of Grande Prairie in declaring an agricultural disaster for local farmers. The Agricultural Service Board met on Nov. 18 and asked…

Susan Thompson South Peace News A year of celebrating Peace River’s centennial will end on Dec. 1 with a final ceremony at the Baytex Centre. The Centennial Closing Ceremony will be held exactly 100 years from the day the Town’s…

Susan Thompson South Peace News Peace River CAO Chris Parker’s contract has been officially approved. The new Chief Administrative Officer contract raises Parker’s compensation to $184,814 from $181,190. It also states the CAO must give two months notice if he…
PIC – 30,000 thank yous!

Bob and Toni Kinshella were officially recognized at Peace River town council’s regular council meeting Oct. 28 for donating $30,000 to the new Baytex Energy Centre. Left-right are Councillor Byron Schamehorn, Councillor Colin Needham, Mayor Tom Tarpey, Bob Kinshella, Toni…
PR Planning and Development grants temporary permit

Susan Thompson South Peace News ***CORRECTION: This story states that the permit was granted by Town Council when it was actually granted by the Town’s Development Officer. We apologize for the mixup. A new drop-in community centre in Peace River…

Susan Thompson South Peace News Northern Sunrise County’s leadership is staying on! Reeve Carolyn Kolebaba and deputy reeve Norm Duval were both re-elected by acclamation at the county’s annual organizational meeting on Oct. 22. Kolebaba represents Ward 1, Duval Ward…