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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…

Susan Thompson South Peace News A proposal to have several local municipalities take over operation of the Peace River Airport doesn’t look like it will fly after municipal councils decided to honour the ongoing process to seek a new operator…
Henihan wins seat on McLennan council

71 votes tops the polls Richard Froese South Peace News Tom Henihan is the new councillor for the Town of McLennan. The former reporter with the Smoky River Express topped the polls in a byelection Sept. 26. Unofficial results were…
Town agrees to pay debt for Peace Country Sports Club

Susan Thompson South Peace News Since the Peace Country Sports Club publicly announced it will be closing its doors Aug. 31, the organization has been working to clear up its debts. The club managed the Al “Boomer” Adair Rec Centre.…

Susan Thompson South Peace News The Peace Region Development Committee [PRDC] has asked the Town of Peace River to withdraw their search for someone to operate the airport. Instead, the committee wants to work with local municipalities to establish a…
Big Lakes, Smoky River finalize shared plan

Richard Froese South Peace News An inter-municipal development plan for Big Lakes County and the M.D. of Smoky River has been finalized. Both councils adopted the IDP bylaw at their regular meetings Sept. 11. After a silent public hearing, Big…
Village of Donnelly council notebook

Following is a summary of the Village of Donnelly council meeting Sept. 9. Noter are provided courtesy of the Villege: MSI Operating grant Council passed a motion to revise the MSI Operating grant allocation to utilize the full amount of…

Susan Thompson South Peace News After announcing a request for proposals to operate and manage the Peace River Regional Airport, town council received a briefing report on their options and heard more about the process from CAO Chris Parker. Parker…
This Old House:  1914 – 2019

Tom Henihan Express Staff The former Smoky River Express building on Main Street in Falher was demolished on August 14. The building, next door to the present Smoky River Express office at 217 Main Street SW, became the property of…
Town of McLennan Council Notebook – August 12

Tom Henihan Express Staff Tax Acquired Highway House Council will be considering available options on the development or sale of the property. Water Co-op Services at the Donnelly Airport Council voted in support of the Smoky River Water Co-op bringingwater…
Village of Donnelly Regular Meeting, August 7 2019

At the Village of Donnelly regular meeting on August 7, recently elected Kyle Heyn read and signed the oath of office, and was welcomed to council by Mayor Myrna Lanctot, Deputy Mayor Brian Labrecque, and councillors Aubrey Stenhouse and Lyle…

Susan Thompson Express Staff Peace River’s town council has vowed to use every political and legal option available after receiving a demand letter for $600,000 in additional GST payments from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Finance Manager Allan Schramm presented…