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Village of Donnelly notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News One and done payment to CN Council agreed to pay CN Rail $2,500 plus GST instead of $600 each year for drainage access on a portion of CN land in the village.Council heard the lease rate…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News NAEL survey completed The M.D. of Smoky River has identified the need for family doctors in the region as its top priority.Council was asked to fill out a healthcare survey by the Northern Alberta Elected Leaders…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Falher residents and property owners will be paying more for water, sewer, recycling and waste collection services. At its regular meeting March 15, Town of Falher council approved a recommendation to increase the rates May 1.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The M.D. of Smoky River is supporting a project to replace Ecole Routhier’s deteriorating wooden playground structure. Council endorsed the Routhier Facility Enhancement Society’s project at its March 10 meeting. The society is applying for two…
Regional daycare centre planned for Falher

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The office building of the former Smoky River Express in downtown Falher could soon become the home of a daycare centre for children. At its regular meeting March 15, Town of Falher council gave first reading…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Falher town council supports a plan to manage the region’s physician house more efficiently. At its regular meeting March 15, council approved a motion to allow the Town of McLennan as the managing municipality authorization to…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Pickleball will soon be the new summer sport in town when a new seasonal fieldhouse opens in Falher in the coming months. Town of Falher council approved the user fees at its regular meeting March. 15.…
Town of McLennan notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Nord-Ouest FM request approved McLennan town council agreed at its March 8 meeting to spend $150 for a June 29 show on Nord-Ouest FM.CAO Lorraine Willier said the show would feature the first French pioneers of…

Council pleased to hear Smoky River crime rate drops 8% Chris CleggSouth Peace News The latest crime statistics are down, and that pleases Town of McLennan council. RCMP S/Sgt. Mark Hall attended council’s March 8 meeting with the news, and…
M.D. of Smoky River: MSI cuts a big concern

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The M.D. of Smoky River reeve says the municipality could face challenges with reduced funding in the provincial budget announced Feb. 25. Cuts to the Municipal Sustainability Initiative [MSI] program to support capital and operating expenses…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Village of Donnelly council is upset that local taxpayers will have to pay as policing costs will be transferred to municipalities from the provincial government. “We are very concerned that the RCMP funding is being downloaded…

Changes to flood damage payouts concern Town of Peace River Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Changes to how flooding damages are going to be paid out in Alberta going forward have Peace River’s town council concerned. The new provincial budget includes…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The Town of Grimshaw is moving forward with plans for anti-racism education after being contacted by multiple members of the community over the past few weeks. Grimshaw Mayor Bob Regal and town council have been under…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Council lends its voice in support At its Feb. 10 meeting, The M.D. of Smoky River council supported a request from the Town of High Level regarding the possible closure of the its Flight Service Station.There…

More information wanted for proposed fire agreement Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new agreement for the M.D. of Smoky River to provide fire protection to the four neighbouring municipalities in the region will have to wait some more. The Town…