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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Minor soccer season in Peace River have been given the boot. Peace River Minor Soccer Association board made the decision April 28. “Our board met and voted to cancel the 2021 outdoor season,” president Laura Grainger…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Minor soccer in Peace River will go ahead despite little interest. “Peace River Minor Soccer Association is still planning to move forward with a return to training,” PRMSA president Laura Grainger says in an email April…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News There may be little hockey this season but that has not stopped the Peace River Minor Hockey Association from scoring. The association was one of 10 across Canada to receive a $10,000 grant from Kruger products…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Peace River Minor Soccer Association still plans to go ahead with the spring season. While health restrictions prohibit games, COVID-19 restrictions updated April 6 do not change health orders for minor sports. “At this point, the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Falher Curling Club has put its season on ice because of restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. While indoor arenas have been closed since early December by provincial health orders, the club sent a letter of…

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…