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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…
PICs – Merry Christmas!

It is the holiday season and Christmas decorations are up everywhere in the Smoky River, North Peace and South Peace regions. These large Christmas balls are quite an attraction at the East Peace Gas Co-op Ltd. office in Falher, which…
Local stores collect toys for children

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Many local children will receive toys, thanks to the generosity of shoppers at Red Apple stores in High Prairie and Falher, and The Bargain! Shop in Peace River, during the fourth annual toy drive that ended…
PICs – Family celebrates 5 generations

Aliette [Savard] Duval, originally of Jean-Cote, announces with deep pride the birth of the first fifth generation baby in her family: Vivienne Aliette Svarc, born to equally proud parents Allan Svarc and Arlene Brianna Lerat on June 12, 2020. Aliette…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News It’s time once again for firefighters to camp out in the winter cold on the roof of the Peace River Tim Hortons. Firefighters spend 24 hours on the roof every year to raise money for Muscular…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The Town of Peace River is launching their Adopt-A-Grandparent program again this year, but the program has been retooled for safety during COVID-19. In an announcement, the Town says seniors in the community have had a…
PR Legion Branch remembers our heroes

Chris CleggSouth Peace News COVID-19 did not stop the Peace River Royal Canadian Legion branch and the public from remembering its heroes Nov. 11. A service was held at the Peace River Legion Hall with members inside and citizens in…
Mystery solved!

12-Foot Batman saves Halloween Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The mystery of who dressed up the statue of 12-Foot Davis has been solved, and it turns out the culprit is a repeat offender. The wooden statue of 12-Foot Davis, the iconic…
Nord-Ouest FM launches website and live streaming

SPN Staff Nord-Ouest FM, the Peace River Country’s French-language community radio station, launched its new website www.nordouest fm.ca, Nov. 4, which allows live streaming of the station. “The new website is another step towards the community radio station’s relaunch process,”…
Halloween allowed during pandemic

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Ghosts, goblins and witches will be allowed to roam the streets in Alberta on Halloween. The Alberta government is allowing trick-of-treaters Oct. 31 this year, but only from 3-8 p.m. The decision meets with approval from…
Vigil held for Donovan

. . .while her alleged murderer is out on bail Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News One year later, Jennifer Donovan’s alleged murderer is facing charges, but those who knew her feel no closer to justice. Friends and family gathered to mark…