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Former Tangent resident celebrates 103rd birthday

Tom Henihan South Peace News Former Tangent resident, Cécile Sylvestre celebrated her 103rd birthday at Manoir du Lac in McLennan on Nov. 2. Seated behind her birthday cake, the mother of 12 children, with 38 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and 19…
Evening of Elegance fundraiser sells out

Tom Henihan South Peace News The Smoky River Fire and Rescue Evening of Elegance fundraiser took place on Nov. 2. It was the fourth annual fundraiser event and the third hosted at the upstairs lounge of the Emergency Services Building…
Potable water now flowing to Dixonville and area

Susan Thompson South Peace News Water from the Town of Peace River is now flowing west to Dixonville and surrounding areas. Residents and representatives of the County of Northern Lights and Town of Peace River gathered for a ribbon cutting…
Peace River opens new arena

Venue to become ‘heart and soul of Peace River’s sporting community’ Susan Thompson South Peace News The ribbon has been cut and the Baytex Energy Centre has officially opened its doors. The grand opening of the new regional multiplex on…
‘Sales is an act of love’

Keynote speaker at PR Chamber of Commerce wine and cheese evening offers tips to increase sales Susan Thompson South Peace News The Peace River Chamber of Commerce celebrated Small Business Week with a wine and cheese social. Keynote speaker Shannon…
Rootin’ tootin’ time enjoyed by all

Susan Thompson South Peace News The 2019 junior production The Wild, Wild, Wildest West … or How the West Was Dun, presented by Peace Players, ran at Athabasca Hall Oct. 24-27. Set in Low Humidity Chasm [instead of the usual…

Anyone wanting to get a jump on Christmas shopping might want to attend the McLennan Christmas Expo Sunday, Nov. 3 at Providence School. Organizer Marilynne Brulotte expects over 30 vendors to attend. The Expo begins at 10 a.n. and ends…
Theatre group brings the past to life

Tom Henihan South Peace News A team of Live History performers comprised of Jasmine Bowen, Joshua Kitz and Curtis McGillvary presented two shows in McLennan Oct. 16. Along with its three core members, Live History theatre group has a roster…
Job and Career Showcase prepares students

Susan Thompson South Peace News Peace River Glenmary School’s Grade 9-12 students learned more about their possible future careers at a very successful Community Job and Career Showcase. “Forget tables in the gym and a bunch of students walking around,…
Tears flow at candlelight vigil

Susan Thompson South Peace News The tragic murder of a Peace River woman Oct. 8 has sent shockwaves through the community. RCMP responded to a report of an injured woman in the early hours of Oct. 8. Upon arrival, they…
Nahachick remembered in Peace River

Peace River celebrated its 17th annual Sisters in Spirit Walk Oct. 4. Above, a closing round dance highlighted the walk. Peace River Mayor Tom Tarpey spoke at the event, while Northern Sunrise County Reeve Carolyn Kolebaba and deputy reeve Norm…
Oktoberfest offers authentic Bavarian night

Tom Henihan South Peace News At the McLennan Recreation Board’s third annual Oktober- fest, it appeared that the dress code at Elks Hall called for lederhosen, haferl- schuhe boots and alpine hats for men, while women wore traditional dirndl or…
Peace River celebrates unique heritage

Susan Thompson South Peace News The Peace River library hosted an Alberta Culture Days event on Sept. 28 that included a bilingual storytime, a taco and bannock community meal, and a cultural talent show by members of the Scottish Dance…

Susan Thompson South Peace News The Town of Peace River is putting together a regional committee to bid on the Alberta 55 plus Summer Games in 2021. The last time the Alberta 55 plus Games were held in northern Alberta…