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COVID-19 UPDATE – July 15, 2020

As of July 15, Alberta Health has confirmed 168 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. There are 18 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A new pilot project at the Peace River landfill plans to turn waste into energy using micro-gasification. “We have known for some time that the way we manage waste, may not be the best way to…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Historically wet weather and soil have led the M.D. of Smoky River to declare a state of agricultural disaster. At its regular meeting July 8, council declared the disaster, says a news release from the M.D.…
Arnold’s 6 simple questions

On July 8, Arnold Viersen, MP for Peace River – Westlock was in Ottawa to take part in the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic. Viersen asked the Liberals six simple questions on Alberta’s economic and financial place within Canada…
PICs – On the road again!

Road construction in the M.D. of Smoky River south of Falher and in the High Prairie region was washed out in the first week of July with rainy wet weather. Crews resumed work to repave 27.5 km of Highway 2A…
Forestry Building earmarked for cleanup

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The old Forestry building in Peace River may finally be getting cleaned up. The complex question of who is responsible for the derelict building was reviewed at a special council meeting on July 6 to hear…

Paz Gómez,Research associate,Frontier Centre for Public Policy,Courtesy of Troy Media. A prohibition is the easiest way out of a policy problem. In enacting one to target gun violence, the federal government has admitted failure to find a solution that preserves…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Canada’s economic situation is worsening at a record pace and is out of control. July 9, the federal government confirmed the Liberals are running a deficit of $343.2 billion this year, and for the first time…
Wind damages Spruce Point Park

On the evening of Saturday, July 11, 2020, a windstorm tore through the campsites at Spruce Point Park. The park manager, Fred Cornelssen, said the storm came in about 8:30 pm and lasted maybe 10 minutes. Four or five camping…
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.…
COVID-19 UPDATE – July 13, 2020

As of July 13, Alberta Health has confirmed 230 new cases in Alberta in the last 72 hours. There are 24 new cases in the North Zone over the last 72 hours. There has been 1 death recorded in the…
COVID-19 UPDATE – July 10, 2020

As of July 10, Alberta Health has confirmed 114 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours (37 on July 9, 77 on July 10) There are 10 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours.…
COVID-19 UPDATE – July 8, 2020

As of July 8, Alberta Health has confirmed 93 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours (47 on July 7, 46 on July 8) There are 8 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours.…
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…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It had all the makings of a TV police drama, except this was real life. Peace Regional RCMP laid several charges against Trevor Ryan Unrau, 37, after a high risk takedown following a pursuit and police…