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Chris CleggSouth Peace News It was inevitable. For the first time since 1953-54 – a span covering 67 straight years – there will be no North Peace Hockey League this season. Despite franchises coming and going, teams foraging ahead despite…
Statue honours special man

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A statue honouring late hockey coach Darcy Haugan has been unveiled in his hometown of Peace River. In 2018, Haugan was one of 16 people who died after the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team’s bus collided…
Great Cycle fundraiser smashes goal

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Gage Holmstrom, a former Peace River High School student who now works at Mercer Peace River Pulp, is one of the cyclists who rode to fight kids’ cancer in the Great Cycle Challenge. Holmstrom says over…
PIC – And the winners are. . .

The Peace River and District Chamber of Commerce held their annual golf tournament. Many winners were recognized: In the front row, left-right, are: Shawn Dicker [Dickie Electric], member of winning team; Tay Osmond [Style Ryte Cleaners], women’s longest putt; Meghan…
Terry Fox Run takes on new look in 2020

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Not even the COVID pandemic sweeping the world will stop the Terry Fox Run from occurring at McLennan this year. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the event and it will be held, says organizer…
Terry Fox Run takes on new twist at McLennan

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Not even the COVID pandemic sweeping the world will stop the Terry Fox Run from occurring at McLennan this year. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the event and it will be held, says organizer…
Grant will reduce emissions at Guy-Donnelly Sportex

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Village of Donnelly has scored a $25,000 grant to save energy and money to operate the Guy-Donnelly Sportex. Donnelly received a grant of $25,227 from the Recreation Energy Conservation Funding Program through the Municipal Climate…
Agreement to hold 55+ Games signed

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The Town of Peace River and its regional neighbours have officially signed the agreement to collectively host the Alberta 55+ Summer Games in August 2021. The Town of Peace River, County of Northern Lights, M.D. of…
PR’s ‘Iceman’ completes 100th dip

“It feels incredible,” Earle says Susan Thompson South Peace News Peace River’s Iceman has completed his goal of taking 100 consecutive ice water dips. John Mark Earle has been cutting holes in the ice of the Peace River and other…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Dawson Creek Canucks and Grande Prairie Athletics tied two NPHL playoff records and were on the verge of possibly breaking both when their final series was halted due to the COVID-19 virus. The Canucks…

Susan Thompson South Peace News The Peace region has won the bid to host the Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games in 2021. The Town of Peace River, County of Northern Lights, M.D. of Peace, Northern Sunrise County, and the Town…
Coolest show on ice!

Susan Thompson South Peace News Skaters of all ages sparkled on the ice at the Baytex Arena during the Peace River Skating Club’s annual ice show. “So You Think You Can Skate” drew a crowd on March 1 as skaters…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Brett Heckbert gave a new definition to “one-man wrecking crew” as he scored 44 points to lead the Donnelly G.P. Vanier Vipers to a 58-45 win over Slave Lake Roland Michener Feb. 25. Heckbert scored…
‘Snow’ perfect sculptures!

One of many events at the 38th annual Carnaval de St. Isidore Feb. 14-16 was snow sculpture. Many entrants adhered to the Carnival theme “Invasion des Emojis” despite the cold weather. Included are three samples.
Never too cool for a refreshing run!

Tom Henihan South Peace News Smoky River Runners held its third annual Family Day, Frosty Fun Run, Feb. 16. This year’s event was sponsored by McLennan Parks and Recreation Board, with the McLennan Royal Purple donating the Elks Hall for…