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Grieving mother organizes sombre event

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News This year’s Always Find A Reason to Smile Suicide Awareness & Prevention “Welcoming the Light” Walk was particularly poignant for organizer Casey Szmata. Not only is she continuing to mourn the loss of her daughter Morgan,…

The recent A&W Canada and the MS Society of Canada Take Out Burgers to Beat MS Day was a huge success. The promotion raised $1.3 million in support of those living with multiple sclerosis [MS]. In 12 years, the annual…
CKRP-FM celebrates relaunch

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Back on the air after more than two years, francophone radio station CKRP was celebrated with a relaunch Aug. 21 when a new name and logo were unveiled. Nord-Ouest FM CKRP 95.7 was announced as the…
PICs – Rally for Freedom draws mild interest

About 15 people turned out for the Rally for Freedom at the Peace River Provincial Building Aug 29. Organizer Bob Blayone says, “We call upon [Premier] Jason Kenny and the Alberta government to end the Emergency Health Orders, and repeal…
1 step at a time!

Firefighter raising money for worthy association Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News For the third year in a row Northern Sunrise County deputy fire chief Julien Bergeron will be running to raise money for the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Association. Bergeron says he…
Tour a local farm on Open Farm Days

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Several farms in the Peace River region invite everyone to visit them on the annual Alberta Open Farm Days set for Aug. 15-16. Albertans have more opportunities to support local farmers and explore their own backyard…
A&W Burgers to Beat MS Day returns Aug. 20

SPN Staff A battle against multiple sclerosis will be supported at the 12th annual A&W Burgers to Beat MS Day on Aug. 20. For every Teen Burger sold, A&W will donate $2 to the MS Society of Canada to help…
G.P. Vanier valedictorian’s address

G.P. Vanier High School in Donnelly honoured graduating students with “Grad on the Go” from June 16-18. Traditional graduation ceremonies were unable to be held over risks and restrictions in the coronavirus pandemic. Each graduate was honoured at their home.…
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…