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Message from M.D. of Smoky River

Editor’s note: South Peace News asked municipalities in the Peace, Smoky River and Lesser Slave Lake regions to submit Christmas/New Year’s greetings in its Dec. 23, 2020 issue. Due to a production error, the message from M.D. of Smoky River…
Town of Falher hires new auditors

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News New auditors for the Town of Falher have been chosen. Council passed a motion required for the Town’s newly appointed auditors at its Oct. 13 meeting. The new auditors are JDP Wasserman & Associates. Previously, the…

Negotiations continue Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of McLennan wants full disclosure on the Smoky River Regional Airport’s operations before making a firm decision on how much money they want to give. However, council also realizes the airport is…
Village of Girouxville notebook

Following are notes from the Village of Girouxville council meeting Dec. 9, supplied by the Village: Falher Medical Clinic denied Council decided against contributing to the Falher Area Community Association of Professional Services board request for a one-year funding support…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News How to reward the valuable contribution volunteers make to the Town of McLennan is still being debated. The matter arose during the interim budget discussion at council’s Dec. 14 regular meeting when Councillor Sue Delaurier noticed…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Town of McLennan councillor is threatening to resign over being forced to complete training to serve on council. The Alberta government’s Municipal Affairs department has ordered all elected officials to take an emergency services training…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Criminals had better watch out! Citizens on Patrol [COPS] could be out in the Falher area in the coming months. At its regular meeting Dec. 14, Town of Falher council was informed about the plans. McLennan…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News McLennan town council wants to ensure they are getting the best value. As a result, they are inviting Smoky River Economic Development [SRED] to its Jan. 11 meeting to update them on projects. Approving money for…
Town of McLennan notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Outdoor rink a possibility Providing a safe place for the community to skate will be discussed at McLennan town council’s Jan. 11 meeting.Councillor Sue Delaurier asked at council’s Dec. 14 meeting if there was a place…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Supporting one doctor’s office and not another’s is something McLennan town council just can’t do. Especially when one doctor is local and the other is not. It was the unanimous decision of council after denying a…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Town of Falher is asking to extend a current agreement for fire services with the M.D. of Smoky River until a new agreement is reached. The decision was reached at the Dec. 14 meeting. Town…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News McLennan town council will explore every avenue possible to keep at least a portion of the Lakeshore walking trails open this winter. During the previous week, several councillors were approached and asked to keep the trails…

“Given the challenges of 2020, it is important to remember to give thanks to our community members for their patience and support. Community events, playgrounds, community buildings and our local businesses have been closed, re-opened, or restricted but yet everyone…

City of GP model used Chris CleggSouth Peace News There is no shame in taking a good idea and using it. It’s what the Town of McLennan is doing regarding its chief administrative officer evaluation. Councillor Marie-Anne Jones worked on…