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Richard Froese South Peace News A young Peace River man charged with attempted murder has made his first appearance in court. Jayden Lance Laboucan, 18, appeared in Falher provincial court Jan. 2. He is one of two men charged by…

Susan Thompson South Peace News Homeless and vulnerable people in Peace River finally have a warm place to stay overnight. A new six-member committee bringing together community organizations including the women’s shelter, the Sagitawa Friendship Centre, Alberta Health Services, the…

Susan Thompson South Peace News The annual Davis awards recognizing outstanding Peace River businesses will be held Jan. 25 at the Belle Petroleum Centre. The event is organized by the Peace River & District Chamber of Commerce. This year’s finalists…

Richard Froese South Peace News Times for slower speed limits in school zones could be extended daylong across the High Prairie School Division. At its regular meeting Dec. 18, the HPSD board of trustees supported a request from the High…

Sylvain Charlebois, Professor in Food Distribution and Policy, Dalhousie University, Courtesy of Troy Media Tim Hortons has had what is likely one of the strangest years in its history. Most of the iconic chain’s decisions in recent months have been…
Voters will help decide fate of PR Airport

Susan Thompson South Peace News Residents of Peace River are getting the chance to have their say on the future of the Peace River Regional Airport. In October 2019, council opened a Request for Proposals [RFP] for someone else to…
Realtors optimistic market will rebound

Richard Froese South Peace News Housing and property sales in the Peace region are showing signs of steady growth for 2020 as business started picking up in 2019. Peace River realtor Layne Gardner says the market is slowly rising. “The…
Excessive idling not good for buses or air

Joe McWilliams For South Peace News Here’s a question: is there a good reason to run school buses [or any vehicle, for that matter] for hours before it gets used? That’s what one Slave Lake resident [who asked not to…

Richard Froese South Peace News A survey has been launched by High Prairie School Division to help the board develop the calendar for the next two school years. Students and other interested people are encouraged to complete the survey for…
Northland hires superintendent

SPN Staff The board of trustees of Northland School Division is delighted to announce that Nancy Spencer-Poitras has been appointed as the new superintendent of schools and chief executive officer effective Feb. 1, 2020. “Our Canada-wide advertising resulted in a…
The ‘Iceman of Peace River’

Susan Thompson South Peace News While most of Alberta shivers in the grip of extreme cold warnings, one man is facing winter – and his own limits – by plunging into the icy Peace River. John Mark Earle says he…
Deputy PM visits Peace River

Susan Thompson South Peace News Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland returned to her hometown of Peace River Jan. 8 to build some bridges not only with prominent members of the community, but also between Alberta and the rest of Canada.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Priorities have been set by the High Prairie School Division board of trustees in its updated three-year education plan. At its regular meeting Dec. 18, the board adopted the priorities and three-year plan, says a…
PICs – Auxiliary awards bursaries

Three deserving young women are the recipients of this year’s $2,000 health care bursaries from the High Prairie Health Care Auxiliary. Kelissa Getz, Eden MacInnis and Keitlyn Williams received their bursaries Dec. 27. The auxiliary is pleased to be able…
The Page – January 8, 2020

“Were you born dumb? You spent all that money buying yourself a newfangled woo-hoo ‘digital’ camera. And you forgot to get some film for it! That’s as stupid as that time you tried to get me to put a stamp…