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Susan Thompson South Peace News Schools in La Crete are continuing to hold in-person classes despite the rest of the province’s schools temporarily moving online May 7 in an effort to curb Alberta’s surging coronavirus cases. A letter signed by…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 6, 2021

As of May 6, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 2,211 new cases since May 5. There are 344 new cases in the North Zone since May 5. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since May 5. 18,293…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 5, 2021

As of May 5, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 2,271 new cases since May 4. There are 264 new cases in the North Zone since May 4. There has been 3 deaths recorded in the North Zone since May 4. 17,995…
PIC – Eagle Feather Protocol ceremony held

The Eagle Feather Protocol is now part of the Peace Regional RCMP. The eagle feather is used as an option to swear legal oaths at the detachment, and part of the RCMP’s commitment to create a more inclusive and relevant…
Freedom rally makes its way to PR

Susan ThomsonSouth Peace News About 50 people attended the All Fired Up for Freedom rally against coronavirus restrictions in Peace River April 24. The rally had previously been postponed after an outcry from multiple people in Peace River. The Town…

Broadband will be the topic this week at May 6 meeting Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News ‘Virtual’ town hall meetings seem to be right up Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen’s alley. How many people he’s reaching with them is a…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 4, 2021

As of May 4, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 1,743 new cases since May 3. There are 320 new cases in the North Zone since May 3. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since May 3. 17,740…
News Briefs – May 5, 2021

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Trudeau handling of COVID shameful Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, is not impressed with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the COVID pandemic.He was critical of the PM in a statement…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Fox Creek RCMP are asking the public to keep looking for a lost airplane that crashed 39 years ago. On April 29, 1982, Fox Creek RCMP received a report that a Cessna 185 plane had not…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Peace River School Division has joined other major divisions across the province in refusing to pilot a new K-6 curriculum during the 2021-22 school year. An update to Alberta’s curriculum that began in 2016 had been…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Heritage playground supported Council agreed to write a letter of support for La Societe des amis de l’ecole Heritage and its efforts to build a new certified playground for children aged 3-5 years.Society president Christine Aubin…
Controlled burns decrease hazard

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Firefighters spent April 24 doing hazard reduction burns to reduce the chance of grass fires in Peace River, but were then called out four times to fires in the evening. Aside from one small fire caused…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Ecole des Quatre- Vents in Peace River has moved to online learning until May 7 after five positive cases of coronavirus were found at the school. Conseil Scolaire du Nord-Ouest announced on April 22 that over…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 3, 2021

As of May 3, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 2,012 new cases since May 2. There are 333 new cases in the North Zone since May 2. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since May 2. 17,506…
COVID-19 UPDATE – April 29, 2021

As of April 29, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 2,048 new cases since April 28. There are 334 new cases in the North Zone since April 28. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since April 28. 16,673…