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Marco Navarro-Genie, President, Haultain Research Institute, Courtesy of Troy Media. In mocking response to those wishing to separate, some quip that Alberta would remain landlocked the day after it becomes independent. With a more respectful tone, Alberta’s premier used similar…
Red Apple collects toys for children

Richard Froese South Peace News Many local children will receive toys thanks to the generosity of shoppers at Red Apple stores in High Prairie, Falher and Peace River in the annual toy drive that ended Dec. 7. Fill-a-Sleigh Day concluded…
NET team inspires students

Richard Froese South Peace News A special leadership team is inspiring students in local Catholic schools. A NET ministries team served in St. Andrew’s School from Nov. 21 to Dec. 8. The National Evangelization Team [NET] organization mission is to…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Suspected quantities of cocaine and heroin were seized after a search warrant was executed Dec. 13 by Peace Regional RCMP and the Western Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit. Supported by the RCMP Emergency Response…

Susan Thompson South Peace News Peace River town council has decided to ask for proposals to repurpose the Al Adair Rec Centre. The building is owned by the Town but has been leased to the Peace Country Sports Club since…

Dang! If we are teaching in school, do we fight back against pop culture? Here is a line from a hit country song these days: “I am leaving, but I ain’t going nowhere.” Oh well! “Ka-ching” and kudos to the…
100 years of memories celebrated

Susan Thompson South Peace News After a year of centennial events, Peace River got one more cake in celebration of the town’s 100th birthday. Some of the activities for the centennial over the year included planting 100 trees, having two…
School boards coping with budget cuts

Divisions finding ways to keep teachers despite “challenging” provincial budget Susan Thompson South Peace News Despite funding shortfalls in the wake of the provincial budget, local school divisions have found ways to keep their front-line teaching staff. The Ministry of…

Susan Thompson South Peace News A committee working on a way to house Peace River’s homeless population overnight in the winter is looking for community support. “Nobody could do it on their own. It’s just too huge of a project…
Controversial ‘conscience bill’ delayed until spring

Susan Thompson South Peace News Peace River MLA Dan Williams was in the midst of a passionate speech in defence of his private member’s Bill 207, also known as the “conscience rights” bill, when an adjournment of the Alberta legislature…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Nothing is changing in Ottawa after hearing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Speech from the Throne, says Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen. “Sadly, the Throne Speech indicated a government that would continue to put…
NLC forging ahead despite funding cut

Rather than worrying about budgets, NLC brass highlights many success stories coming from operations Joe McWilliams For South Peace News It may not be quite ‘business as usual’ at Northern Lakes College, given a three per cent reduction in provincial…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Atikameg Warriors made the long trip to Donnelly Dec. 3 to play the G.P. Vanier Vipers and returned home with a split. The Atikameg boys won 34-28 while the girls lost 50-27 in Smoky…