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PIC – Looking their best!

The Falher École Héritage Graduation class of 2020! In the front Row, left-right, are Émilie Aubin, Veronica Jacob, and Quinn Côté. In the middle row, left-right, Are Ashley Mussio, Amber Guérette, and Gabrielle Velie. In the back row, left-right, are…
13 École Héritage students celebrate graduation

Tom HenihanSouth Peace News The École Héritage Graduation Day ceremonies began with taking formal group photographs of the 13 graduates in the school parking lot, while their individual photographs and names were posted in the school windows above. The social…
PIC – Hats off to you!

Grade 12 graduations across the Peace were held last week, albeit in a far different manner than before. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, grad classes had to be creative on how to hold their ceremonies. Above, however, Peace River Glenmary…
Vanier celebrates ‘Grad on the Go’

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News G.P. Vanier School in Donnelly honoured 38 graduates with a special event since large ceremonies could not be held during the coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic. The class of 38 students went on tour of homes in “Grad…
Socially distanced grad ceremonies in Peace River

Susan ThomsonSouth Peace News Graduation ceremonies in 2020 have had to get creative to follow social distancing rules during the COVID-19 pandemic. Peace River is no exception. Glenmary School and Holy Family Cyberhigh class representative Kaitlyn Coen says in a…
Long-time passion to become a reality

The Crabbie Goat Distillery will open its doors July 1 Chris CleggSouth Peace News It’s been a dream four years in the making, but for a Valleyview couple the reality hits home July 1 when they officially open The Crabbie…
Peaceful protest supports Black Lives

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News In the wake of massive protests against police brutality and against racism in the US over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, and after a similar protest in Falher, Peace…
‘There is change [coming],’ says protester

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Alexis Cloutier just wants to do her part. And so did about 30 other people in Falher June 5 as the community held its own Black Lives Matter protest. McLennan RCMP joined the group as they…
PICs – Smiling seniors receive plants

A few tears were shed among many messages of thanks from Smoky River area seniors June 3 when they received potted plants and messages from the region’s children. Smoky River FCSS organized the project and helped deliver the gifts, along…
Metis Fest goes virtual

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Métis Nation of Alberta is not about to let a good thing started one year ago slow down. The popular Metis Fest will proceed this year, but in a new format: virtual! On June 13,…

. . .but on a smaller scale Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News There will be a Peace River Pride parade after all, just on a smaller scale than originally planned. Pride society treasurer Autumn Hulme says it will be, “A light…
Fern’s Greenhouse in full bloom for Mother’s Day

Tom HenihanSouth Peace News Apart from large sporting events and rock festivals, longstanding local traditions also suffered the affects of the Corona virus lockdown and social-distancing protocols, and this was evident at Fern’s Greenhouse, annual Mother’s Day event. While the…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Even a pandemic can’t completely rain out the Pride parade. The Peace River Pride Society is moving ahead with a virtual celebration, despite having to cancel their usual parade due to provincial restrictions on gatherings this…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Plans to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Smoky River Agricultural Fair may have to wait for another year. No dates have been set for 2020 fair as the Smoky River Agricultural Society deals with the…
COVID-19 stings annual Honey Festival

Falher’s marquee event cancelled due to pandemic Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The 2020 Falher Honey Festival has been cancelled for the health and safety of people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Planned for June 19-21, the event was cancelled by the…