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Many remember!

Driftpile Cree Nation held its annual Red Dress Day event May 5 at the monument by the church. The ceremony is held to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and to give grieving families an opportunity to heal.…
FCSS honours Smoky Region volunteers

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter It is an occasion that is eagerly anticipated by Smoky River Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) staff each year, as a way to recognize those who give their time to make others’ lives a little…
Northern Sunrise youth honoured for volunteer work

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Northern Sunrise County/Nampa Family and Community Support Services held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Night on April 15. The evening was held at the Nampa Golden Pioneers Drop-In Centre, and FCSS director Amber Houle says it was…
A little something for everyone!

It was a shopper’s paradise April 21-22 at the High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show. Over 5,000 people attended the show, many of them taking in more than 50 booths at the Artisans’ Market in the curling rink. A wide…
‘Close to record high’ 5,000+ attend gun show

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News More than 5,000 people attended the 21st annual High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show on April 20-21. “It was probably one of the biggest and best shows we’ve hosted,” says Darrell Basarab, longtime chairman of the…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News McLennan’s Spring Clean-Up will occur again this year, but back to its usual time of year. Last year, council decided to hold the cleanup May 26-29 but this year it returns to its earlier date of…
Boys & girls, start your engines!

It wasn’t quite the roar of the Indianapolis 500 auto race but it was just as much fun! Nampa Community Services, in partnership with Nampa Public School, held its third annual Derby Dash in the school gymnasium April 27. Children…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter According to the Canadian government, approximately 4,500 people die in the country each year by suicide. That is equivalent to just over 12 people dying by suicide every day, and countless others are battling with thoughts…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Paroisse Notre Dame de Lourdes Parish in Girouxville will be holding its third Annual Egg Drop Fundraiser June 2 to help raise funds for new front steps. The Paroisse’s Front Steps Fundraising Committee worked hard to…
SS Cup Tournament honours Sasakamoose

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Hockey teams from parts of northwestern Alberta played in the inaugural Starr Sasakamoose SS Cup Hockey Tournament in High Prairie from April 12-14. The family initiated and organized the tournament to fulfill a dream Sasakamoose had…
Volunteers ‘heart and soul’ of community

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Volunteers were recognized and thanked in the High Prairie region during National Volunteer Week from April 14-20. Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) honoured volunteers in Big Lakes and the Town of High Prairie…
Thousands attend Peace River Spring Trade Show

The Peace River Chamber of Commerce hosted its Spring Trade Show at the Baytex Energy Centre April 12-13. Many businesses and community organizations took advantage of the people attending the show by purchasing booths to promote their products and/or services.Photo…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Two non-profit groups are gearing up to host a Food Bank Drive to help those less fortunate this week in Grimshaw. Resource Centre for Suicide Prevention Ladies Group and Grimshaw Family and Community Support Services are…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Sometimes the world is a sad place to be, with stressors making it difficult for a person to smile through all their pain and sadness. It’s why local woman Casey Szmata teamed up with Peace River…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Norm Foster’s Sinners is about to take over the Athabasca Hall in Peace River April 26-27, and actors are hoping people in the region come out to enjoy their performance. “The production in April is a…