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Express Staff Photographers are invited to submit photos for display in the new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital now under construction. Alberta Health Services (AHS) welcomes inspiring photos that demonstrate the diversity of the region that the hospital will serve, says…
PR Shell Rotary House holds open house

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff The new Shell Rotary House across from the Peace River Hospital held an open house on June 20. The open house was co-hosted by the Peace River Chamber of Commerce and included a free barbeque. Rotary House…

Richard FroeseFor The Express A push to re-open the CN rail line west of Falher is being supported by the M.D. of Smoky River council. Big Lakes County council received a letter at its regular meeting June 12. “The Municipal…
Plug pulled on Winagami wading pool

Richard FroeseFor The Express The plug has been pulled on the popular children’s wading pool at Winagami Lake Provincial Park. The decision has drawn concern from several municipal councils. The wading pool in the park has been closed permanently, says…
Boreal Centre receives $1.75 million grant

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff NAIT has received a $3 million grant for boreal reclamation, oil sands tailings and wireless technology from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). $1.75 million of that grant is going towards the Centre…
Peace River museum has been recertified

Express Staff The Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre is proud to announce that it has been recertified with the Recognized Museum designation from the Alberta Museums Association (AMA). The recertification demonstrates that the Peace River Museum, Archives and…

Alberta Health Services Albertans can now explore publicly funded continuing care facilities and learn more about them online. The new online continuing care facility directory has comprehensive information on all the province’s 345 publiclyfunded continuing care facilities. This new online…

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff On June 20, the Peace River Reception Centre was deactivated after 31 continuous days of operation. During that time 894 wildfire evacuees from nine different communities received support through the Reception Centre, according to an official statement…
PICs – Peace River celebrates centennial

A free concert held at Riverfront Park June 15 celebrated Peace River’s centennial with live bands, bouncy castles, free food and more. The event was organized by the Peace River centennial committee and is just one of several events being…