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COVID-19 UPDATE – September 22, 2020

As of September 22, Alberta Health has confirmed 150 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours. There are 13 new cases in the North Zone over the last 24 hours. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the…
Peace River opens $2.7M reservoir

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A new reservoir in Peace River will not only provide residents with clean drinking water but will also help with fire suppression. Town officials gathered on Sept. 11 to officially open Reservoir 365. The new reservoir…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Four people will be seeking one of two seats available on McLennan town council in the Oct. 26 byelection. Terry Calliou, Luc Dubrule, Margaret Jacob and Nathan Wilson all filed nomination papers by the Sept. 14…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News What he sees as a silly rule has a Town of McLennan councillor frustrated. Council heard at its Sept. 14 meeting that Alberta Municipal Affairs completed a Municipal Accountability Report. CAO Lorraine Willier presented the report…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Deeming the work in the Town of McLennan office to be too much for the CAO to handle alone, council is proceeding with hiring a part-time administrative assistant. Advertising for the position begins immediately and involves…
Council wants ownership of hotel

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of McLennan hopes to avert a major disaster by offering a deal to take over the old McLennan Hotel. The matter arose at council’s Sept. 14 meeting. Council realizes the ongoing vandalism and potential…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News After reviewing a public survey on mask use, the Town of Peace River has opted to focus on a mask education campaign rather than a bylaw. Mayor Tom Tarpey started off the regular meeting of council…

By Sylvain Charlebois,Professor, Dalhousie University,Courtesy of Troy Media. The best way to get an economy going again is to get to Canadians’ wallets by way of their stomachs. But it’s a long road. Up to 25 per cent of restaurants…
The mighty moose: not just a beast of the forest

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader ‘We’re going to need a bigger freezer, right?’ (Rookie hunter, on seeing his first bull moose up close.) If filling your freezer with wild meat is what you want to do, you probably want a moose. But…
More information needed on McLennan Hall upgrades

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The first steps into future needs at the McLennan Elks/Royal Purple Hall have council asking for more information. Under the direction of council, CAO Lorraine Willier and Royal Purple member Maggie Gervais did a walk-through in…

Water meters must be changed, but staff will be urged to take every precaution Chris CleggSouth Peace News Town of McLennan public works staff will be asked to take every precaution and change water meters in the town as soon…
PIC – Fred’s endorsement!

Art on railway cars is amazing to see. A lot of talented people paint the cars which onlookers can enjoy. Above, a car spotted in McLennan Sept. 16 had a rather famous cartoon character commending the railway. Railways were very…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News After long discussions, the Town of Peace River has completely updated its snow and ice removal policies. The policy identifies which town roads are priority for clearing. All the arterial roads including known hospital, school bus…
COVID-19 UPDATE – September 21, 2020

As of September 21, Alberta Health has confirmed 465 new cases in Alberta in the last 96 hours. Sept 18=107, Sept 19=119, Sept 20=102, Sept 21=137. There are 46 new cases in the North Zone over the last 96 hours.…