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Beaver First Nation pulls students from mask exempted schools

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Beaver First Nation is setting up their own school after the Fort Vermilion School Division received provincial exemption from mandatory masks in six schools in the Division despite the relatively high case numbers in the area.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It just got a lot easier for students attending Peace River Good Shepherd School to travel between schools. At its Aug. 24 meeting, the Holy Family Catholic Regional Division board of trustees approved the introduction of…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Visitors of schools in High Prairie School Division [HPSD] are reminded to make appointments before they can enter the building as the coronavirus pandemic continues. HPSD is implementing safety measures to prevent the risk and spread…
Hansen named top PRSD bus driver

SPN Staff A spare school bus driver, who also serves as a transportation and maintenance shop support worker, has won Peace River School Division’s [PRSD] 2020 Transportation Award of Excellence. “I am overwhelmed and grateful to be nominated for this…

SPN Staff Northern Lakes College returns to classes under with guidelines in place to support a safe, gradual return to working and learning on campus in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All courses delivered in NLC’s Supported Distance Learning (SDL) format…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News In order to foster student and staff safety and well-being and ensure schools are prepared, PRSD has delayed the first day of school to Sept. 8, says a news release on the PRSD website. The division…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Parents Matter Appreciation Week has been set by Peace River School Division for Nov. 16-20. Trustees confirmed the dates at the regular board meeting Aug. 20, says a PRSD news release. The special week unique to…
Bennett retiring as PRSD superintendent

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Paul Bennett will retire as the superintendent of schools for Peace River School Division next summer. At the board’s regular meeting Aug. 20, he announced he will retire Aug. 31, 2021, says a PRSD news release.…
Mitchell named new NLC president

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Northern Lakes College has named a new president and CEO to succeed the retiring Ann Everatt. The NLC’s board of governors announced in a news release Aug. 20 that Glenn Mitchell is assuming the position effective…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Northland School Division [NSD] has set plans to welcome student back to classes as the coronavirus pandemic continues. NSD schools will resume in-school classes Sept. 8-11 with added health measures to reduce the risk and spread…
Masks will be available to students

SPN Staff An adequate supply of reusable face masks will be available when students return to classes in September to prevent the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the pandemic continues. Masks will be mandatory for students from grades 4-12…
Masvikeni new secretary-treasurer

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) welcomes Nick Masvikeni as the new secretary-treasurer. He started Aug. 17, says a news release July 30. “I feel humbled to have been entrusted with this opportunity to serve…

SPN Staff The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is exploring the financial viability to provide an inter-school bus service for Good Shepherd School families for the 2020-21 school year, says a news release July 30. The initiative was requested…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Schools in Northland School Division are getting ready to welcome students back to classes as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. The board and staff are drafting a plan to prevent the risk and spread of COVID,…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Peace River School Division (PRSD) has presented its plan to open schools when students head back to classes in September as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. “The plan is designed to support our collective responsibility to…