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The Town of McLennan’s new foreman is settling into his role nicely.Clarence Cunningham appeared before council at its July 11 meeting to update them on activities.He said staff were tarring roads, flushing water lines [they should be done twice a…

The Town of Falher has given its blessing to the Smoky River Regional Airport Agreement.Council made the decision it is July 13 meeting, noting the one concern they previously expressed was now included in the agreement. As a result, council…

High Prairie town council will not be providing any support for an Indigenous celebration planned at J.B. Wood Continuing Care Unit Aug. 4.Valerie Willier, Indigenous liaison for Alberta Health Services in High Prairie, wrote council July 7 with the request.She…
Pratt receives Return to Service Bursary

Big Lakes County has chosen Colbi Pratt as its 2022 Return of Service Bursary recipient.Pratt received her $3,000 cheque before council’s July 13 meeting.“Thanks, this will make a huge difference in my schooling,” she told council.Reeve Robert Nygaard and deputy…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News McLennan town council will not be a member of Smoky River Regional Economic Development in 2023.Council agreed at its June 13 meeting to leave the group, which promotes economic initiatives in the Smoky River region.Council has…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Another resignation on Falher town council is prompting council to ask Alberta Minister of Municipal Affairs Ric McIver to reduce the number of members on council to five.Daniel Morin submitted his letter of resignation to council…

Work continues to reopen the hotel on the west side of McLennan, but don’t except anything to happen soon.Repairs and upgrades to the hotel are ongoing, Melissa Labrecque told council at its July 11 meeting.The Labrecques, who also own and…

A much shorter policy regarding the holding of parades in Falher was much to council’s liking.However, council preferred to see amendments in writing before passing Policy 621 Parade Policy.The matter arose at council’s July 13 meeting.“I like it because it…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News One High Prairie citizen is so upset over the hiring and firing of potential CAO Sherry Poole he has asked Mayor Brian Panasiuk to resign.Barry Sharkawi appeared in the public delegation portion of council’s meeting July…

The Town of McLennan’s annual Spring Clean-Up came in under the $4,000 budget, council heard at its July 11 meeting.“Our expenses were $3,205.05 [landfill cost, transportation cost and wages], we collected $515 [tipping fee, pick up fee and appliance fee]…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A firefighter’s passion for running and raising money for a good cause is being supported by Northern Sunrise County.Council agreed at its July 12 meeting to support two legs of the 2022 Northern Trek valued at…

The Calgary Counselling Centre [CCC] is receiving the support of Falher town council in helping spread the word about its services.CEO Robbie Babins-Wagner wrote council July 4 informing council of its services. The letter was presented at council’s July 13…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council is moving full steam ahead and co-operating with the developer to prepare infrastructure for the construction and opening of Dairy Queen in the west end by the West Prairie River.Council agreed at…

The “Every Child Matters” sign will be hung at Falher Honey Capital Park in September during national Truth and Reconciliation Day Sept. 30. It is also commonly referred to as Orange Shirt Day.Smoky River FCSS made the request to council…
No fault of Falher council

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It is just one of those things when it happens that no one is happy about!Repairs to the popular Richardson Pioneer Spray Park at Falher will not occur until August, and likely not be operational until…