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Peacefest falls victim to COVID-19

Susan Thompson South Peace News The newly-revamped Peacefest music festival was officially cancelled on March 26. “Due to COVID-19 and the uncertain times we decided this year wasn’t the year to host the event,” chairperson Leah Wood says in a…
Benefit concert helps woman in need

Susan Thompson South Peace News A March 14 cancer benefit concert in Peace River was successful in raising some money for Mac Liquor Store employee Sandi Smith. Smith is fighting Stage 3 lung cancer and needs help with medical travel…
HPE, Vanier rule Robo Rumble

Richard Froese South Peace News Students from High Prairie and Donnelly schools ruled at the second annual Robo Rumble robotics competition March 11-12 for High Prairie School Division. Elementary students in Grades 3-6 were added to the event in High…
PIC – Looks guilty to me!

The Local Actors Having Fun [LAHF] Troupe wowed the crowd with its murder mystery dinner theatre Bumped Off On Bourbon Street on March 7 and 14 in Jean Cote Community Centre. What’s a murder mystery on Bourbon Street without a…
Murder solved in Jean Cote theatre

Richard Froese South Peace News A double murder in Jean Cote was solved at a popular murder mystery dinner theatre March 7 and March 14. Mardi Gras was the theme of Bumped Off On Bourbon Street presented by the Local…

Georges P. Vanier in Donnelly and E.W. Pratt in High Prairie battled in the junior-senior high final of the second annual Robo Rumble robotics competition March 12 for High Prairie School Division. Kneeling, left-right, are Vanier students C.J. Mencke and…

Susan Thompson South Peace News An upcoming benefit concert is being organized to help cover some of the costs of cancer treatment for Sandi Smith. Smith works at the Mac Liquor Store in Peace River and is fighting Stage 3…
PICs – Forests fair plants seeds for future careers

Career opportunities in the forest industry were presented to junior high school students at a forestry career fair March 3 in High Prairie. Employers and industry partners presented options in the fair at the Edmo Peyre Hall, organized by Lesser…
Coolest show on ice!

Susan Thompson South Peace News Skaters of all ages sparkled on the ice at the Baytex Arena during the Peace River Skating Club’s annual ice show. “So You Think You Can Skate” drew a crowd on March 1 as skaters…
Let the good times roll!

Richard Froese South Peace News Seniors enjoyed a day of fun and games in Falher Feb. 28, which drew more than 80 people from the region. Carpet bowling, cribbage and pool were the big games at Club Alouette. “We had…
PIC – ‘Sunny’ future for Peace Solar Co-operative

The Peace Energy Renewable Energy Cooperative celebrated its grand opening in Peace River Feb. 26. Left-right are Peace Energy president Al Mottishaw, John Gunning, deputy mayor Elaine Manzer, solar consultant Jenn Ford, Leslie Ayre-Jaschke, and solar sales consultant Greg Dueck.

Richard Froese South Peace News Teams of students are gearing up to show their skills in robotics in the second annual Robo Rumble in High Prairie on March 11-12. High Prairie School Division hosts the event at the Gordon Buchanan…
Coronavirus examined at Vanier science fair

Richard Froese South Peace News Students at Georges P. Vanier School in Donnelly were in the spotlight at the school’s annual junior high school science fair Feb. 27. A total of 44 projects were presented by Grade 7-8 students, says…
Skaters dazzle in ‘Winter Wonderland’

Tom Henihan South Peace News This year’s Twilight Figure Skating Club annual season-end carnival, “Winter Wonderland Showcase,” was held at the H.W. Fish Arena in McLennan on Feb. 23. For Twilight skaters, the carnival provides an opportunity to exhibit the…
‘Snow’ perfect sculptures!

One of many events at the 38th annual Carnaval de St. Isidore Feb. 14-16 was snow sculpture. Many entrants adhered to the Carnival theme “Invasion des Emojis” despite the cold weather. Included are three samples.