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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is supporting Swan River First Nation in the Kinuso area in the Indigenous community’s project to upgrade the wastewater lagoon. At its regular meeting May 8, council agreed to provide Swan River access…
Market Hog Project unique to Coyote Acres

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A few members of the High Prairie Coyote Acres 4-H Club can lay claim to truly being one of a kind! Gillian Blackhurst, Lane Fogle, Mariah Herben, Payton Herben, Macy Meneice, and Rana Meneice are the…
Loewen applauds upgrades to fire protection

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Falher-area MLA and Forestry and Parks Minister Todd Loewen welcomes proposed legislation to protect rural and remote communities from wildfires. Amendments were introduced to four Acts, including the Forest and Prairie Protection Act, states a government…
Art students eager to try new techniques

This week, technique is the name of the game for Art students at High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School as they explore different techniques for different watercolour effects. Salt, glue, wax, water! Every material under the sun can be added…
Williams elated after $150M announced for mental health

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Peace River MLA and Mental Health and Addiction Minister Dan Williams is delighted that almost $150 million will be invested in more services for mental health. In partnership with Child and Adolescent Services for All (CASA)…
The importance of stopping invasive species

Lesser Slave Watershed Staff,For South Peace News. To help support a healthy watershed, we all need to do our part to protect what we have. One way to support a healthy, resilient watershed is by learning about invasive species. An…
Indigenous author inspires Joussard School students

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Students at Joussard School welcomed Indigenous author Christy Jordan-Fenton on April 29. Originally from a farm in rural Alberta, her childhood dreams included being a cowgirl, dancing with Gene Kelly and writing stories, says a High…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter The Town of Peace River is now officially under a fire ban, effective May 11. “The reason for the ban is that the conditions are still hot, dry and windy, and wildfires are occurring in Dixonville…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Northern Sunrise County is pleased to announce the newest intake of the Value-Added Agriculture Grant, open from May 15 to June 15. The grant is a $20,000 matching grant that is meant to be used to…

Emily PlihalLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter Nampa/Northern Sunrise County Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is welcoming everyone to get to know and learn about its staff and programs at its open house on May 22. “We are always looking for…
New challenge excites Smoky River CAO Romyn

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter The M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 has hired a new chief administrative officer, and she is excited to be welcomed not only in her new role but also into the community. Kate Romyn took over…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Peace River businesses can now apply for business grants in the second intake of the program, accepting applications until May 29. The program offers two separate grants including Business Revitalization Grant and Tourism Enhancement Grant. The…

Grimshaw town council passed a motion at its April 24 meeting supporting a nuclear project in the region. The motion states; “The council for the Town of Grimshaw supports nuclear energy development in the Peace Region.” A second motion was…
RCMP’s Tarzwell accepts new role

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Bryce Tarzwell has been reassigned as a District Advisory Non-Commissioned Officer for the RCMP Western Alberta District. Tarzwell, formerly the High Prairie RCMP S/Sgt, started his new role Feb. 12 and remains based in High Prairie…