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Treaty 8 law to ‘bring our children home’

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Treaty 8 First Nation chiefs and Elders from Treaty 8 communities met on July 11 at Willow Point near Sucker Creek First Nation to share their vision and ideas for the Treaty 8 Child Well Being…
Notes from the Hill

Arnold Viersen,MP, Peace River – Westlock The problem The Fiscal Stabilization Program was created in 1967 to provide support to provincial governments when they experience a sudden and significant drop in revenue. It helps ‘stabilize’ a province’s finances by providing…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Crop production concerns council The MD. Of Smoky River is supporting a letter from Brazeau County regarding the federal government’s emissions target for synthetic fertilizer.At its July 14 meeting, council agreed with Brazeau’s opinion that meeting…
MacEwan, Northland sign 5-year agreement

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A new agreement allows Northland School Division students to take a university course in high school. Northland announced June 23 that its students will be able to flash university identification cards while attending high school. It…
World of Science continues to open for students

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Northland School Division continues to strive to make the best opportunities available to its students. On June 21, Northland’s board of trustees and the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton formally signed a memorandum of understanding…
New physician coming to McLennan

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Another physician is coming to the Falher-McLennan region in the next few months. “I am pleased to announce that we will have a new physician practising in the Smoky River area by this fall,” says Myrna…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A heat wave in late June has been determined as the cause of fish dying in streams, rivers and lakes in Alberta. That’s the word from Mike Sullivan, the fisheries science specialist for Alberta Environment and…
NA Historical and Railway Museum opens

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The original Northern Alberta Railway train station at Falher has moved around a lot in its 91 years. But now it has a permanent home at McLennan’s Northern Alberta Historical and Railway Museum. A grand opening…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Peace Regional RCMP suspect an arsonist is the cause of a fire which damaged Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Peace River. According to reports, the fire occurred July 3 at 11 p.m. “Peace Regional…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Peace Regional RCMP is asking for the public’s help in finding the identity of a man involved in an armed carjacking. Cpl. Deanna Fontaine, Media Relations Officer, Western Alberta District RCMP, says on July 9 police…
News Briefs – July 14, 2021

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Cornick headed to Glenmary Holy Family Catholic Regional Division [HFCRD] has announced three appointments effective this fall.Victoria Cornick will be the principal at Peace River Glenmary School and Holy Family CyberHigh, also in Peace River. She…
L’École Héritage célèbre sa classe de finissants 2021!

Les finissants et finissantes 2021 de l’École Héritage à Falher étaient en vedette lors des célébrations le 25 juin dernier. Cette année, l’école a célébré neuf finissants et finissantes. Les finissants, leurs parents et le personnel ont assisté à la…
PR High class celebrates 2021 commencement

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News “Starry Night” was the theme as Peace River High School honoured 44 students in the graduating class of 2021 in a ceremony June 22 in the school. Principal Mark Owens commended the students for their perseverance…
Pandemic brings valedictorian closer to classmates

Jessica Girard,Valedictorian Hello everyone, in case you don’t know my name is Jessica Girard and by some miracle I am one of the lucky valedictorians this year. Just to let the room know, I am absolutely terrified at the moment…