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Walk to Celebrate Indigenous Culture Day

SPN Staff People from all over the Smoky River region gathered at Falher June 21 to participate in the Walk to Celebrate Indigenous Culture Day. The walk was organized by ATB and sponsored by ATB Business and a local business,…
PIC – Ride raises nearly $1 million in 37 years

For over 37 years, the MS Society of Canada North Peace Advisory Council has hosted the North Peace MS Family Trail Ride. The fundraising event brings equine enthusiasts and families together to raise money for people affected by multiple sclerosis.…
PICs – Peace River remembers children at Kamloops school

Peace River and area citizens remembered the 215 children found buried at the old Kamloops Residential School at a ceremony May 31. The ceremony included prayers and a smudging ceremony. Many who attended also paid their respects by placing children’s…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The rich history of Alberta’s Métis will be on full display June 26 when the third annual Métis Fest celebration takes place. Get ready for musical performances, door prizes, and Métis art! Because of COVID restrictions,…
PIC – Always remember

May 5 in Canada was National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls [MMIWG], which coincides with “Red Dress Day!”. The ongoing project began in 2010 and commemorates missing and murdered indigenous women from the First…

Pandemic forces decision Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Plans for a revival of Peace River’s formerly annual music festival will have to wait another year. Peacefest on the Town has once again been postponed, this time until 2022. Peacefest joins other…
Falher Honey Festival stung by COVID

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News For the second successive year, the Falher Honey Festival has been scrapped. The festival committee called off the event at its annual general meeting April 15. “A decision was made to cancel the 2021 Honey Festival…

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…