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Meanwhile, oganizers told the rally ‘not welcome’ in Land of 12-Foot Davis Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A controversial rally against COVID restrictions was cancelled in Peace River after community members spoke out against it. Benita Pedersen was a DJ before…
PIC – A pig with wings!

Who says pigs don’t grow wings? Kris Scobie, Mike Davis and Scott Harter came in second with their entry in the annual St. Isidore Carnaval snow sculpture contest this year. Teams sculpted their snow blocks outside in frigid cold that…
Dazzling sculptures highlight annual Carnaval

Artists brave cold to carve their entries Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The annual St. Isidore Carnaval might have been cancelled this year, but the annual snow sculpture contest went ahead, despite both the pandemic and extreme cold warnings. The teams…
Ayre-Jaschke winner of Livelong Achievement Award

Town of Peace River selects 2020 volunteer awards Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News After a record number of nominations, the Town of Peace River has announced the winners of the 2020 volunteer awards. Nominations for the volunteer awards were accepted in…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Free fishing is an option as one activity to celebrate Family Day on Feb. 15. Lesser Slave Watershed Council encourages families to take part in the Free Fishing Weekend in Alberta from Feb. 13-15. “Families and…
PR Chamber presents annual Davis Awards

During the week of Jan. 25-29, the Peace River & District Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Davis Awards. The chamber recognizes several businesses each year for excellence in several categories. Taking home the prestigious Presidents Award was Lyle’s Trucking.
Whoa! Hold on there!

St. Isidore Carnaval snow sculpting proceeds Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The St. Isidore Carnaval might be cancelled for 2021, but one of the most distinctive parts of the francophone festival is still going ahead. The snow sculpting competition will once…
Anti-racism protest calm, quiet

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A small number of local protestors were joined by protestors from across the province Jan. 23 to make a statement against racism and to ask for accountability from Grimshaw Mayor Bob Regal. We are here because…
COVID puts freeze on Carnaval de St. Isidore

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The ever-popular annual Carnaval de St. Isidore held on the Family Day weekend in February has been put on ice over restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plans for the 39th annual Carnaval on Feb. 12-14 were…
PIC – Quilts warm Christmas cheer

The Jean Cote Quilting Club donated 19 hand-made quilts to the Smoky River Family and Community Support Services Christmas Voucher Program for 2020. Standing left-right, are quilters Marie Dubois and Carol Parker. “They make quilts for us each year, and…
Agricultural trade show cancelled

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Smoky River Agricultural Trade Show in Falher has been ditched for 2021. Smoky Applied Research and Demonstration Association [SARDA] announced the event scheduled for March 18-21 has been cancelled over health restrictions during the coronavirus…
2020 Year in Review pt1

January Jan. 2: Kapawe’no Chief Frank Halcrow passes away in Edmonton at the age of 76 years. He was one of Canada’s last hereditary chiefs and served Kapawe’no First Nation for over 50 years. Jan. 4: The Falher Pirates open…
2020 Year in Review pt2

July July 1: The Crabbie Goat Distillery opens its doors just north of Valleyview, owned by Jamie and Cheryl Gordon.July 1: South Peace News reports Northern Sunrise County is not happy with the Government of Alberta’s plans for Greene Valley…
East Peace Gas wins contest

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News East Peace Gas Co-op is the winner of the Light Up Your Business Campaign hosted by the Town of Falher. The co-op is honoured to be the winner and help brighten up the community during the…
Messages from our elected leaders

Message from MP Arnold Viersen “2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. Everything is in flux. I feel we are extremely blessed to live in Alberta where neighbours come together and help each other out. The pioneer spirit still…