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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Northern Lakes College is one of 11 colleges active in a plan to help Alberta economy recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Alberta Colleges Economic Recovery Task Force has issued its initial recommendations to support…
Obituary –  Irene Faye Lemoine

Irene Faye Lemoine (nee Pazuik), long time resident of Tangent passed away at the Central Peace Health Complex on July 24, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Irene was born June 16, 1954 in Grande Prairie to John and…
PICs – Near the end of the road – upgrades!

Highway upgrades in the M.D. of Smoky River south of Falher and in the High Prairie region are winding down as crews have battled with rainy wet weather in the past few weeks. Crews continue to repave Highway 2A between…
NADC advocates for broadband in the north

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News The Northern Alberta Development Council 2018-19 annual report says it advocated for more broadband internet in the north; released a report of types of flax which will grow in the area (a food and fiber…
COVID-19 UPDATE – July 31, 2020

As of July 31, Alberta Health has confirmed 240 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. 113 on July 30, and 127 on July 31. There are 24 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48…
COVID-19 UPDATE – July 29, 2020

As of July 29, Alberta Health has confirmed 213 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. 80 on July 28, and 133 July 29 There are 23 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Peace River man faces a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death of another area man July 16. Cpl. Leigh Drinkwater, RCMP Media Relations Group, says on July 17 Alberta RCMP Major Crime’s…

Jeff Burgar We got lost in the numbers. You might also, so skip the next paragraph if big numbers bother you. Basically, it just adds up all the money our province spends on health care each year. It’s a lot!…

Pearl Lorentzen Canadian and American histories are linked, but not identical. This means the current impact of the history isn’t identical. As Canadians, it is important to learn from our own history. Recently, there’s been talk about Juneteenth [June 19],…

Rev. Terry Goerz,Redeemer Lutheran Church The following is from a sermon by Rev, Dr. Thomas M. Winger: The story is told of a wrestling match in the ancient Olympics between a wrestler from Ephesus and one from nearby Miletus. The…
Woman taking stand against drugs

‘No more lives lost. . .’ Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Shilo Thomas is staging a protest outside the Woodland Cree band office to bring awareness to the amount of deaths from drugs and alcohol in the area. “I’m doing the…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen launched a scathing attack on Prime Minster Justin Trudeau July 22. At the centre of Viersen’s attack is the controversial WE organization and the federal government’s almost $1 billion…
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…
Western Alberta region’s unemployment is rising

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News The June unemployment rate in western Alberta set a new record. This region includes Lesser Slave Lake region, Peace, and several others. In one year, Alberta went from having the lowest [5.7] unemployment rate in…
COVID-19 UPDATE – July 27, 2020

As of July 27, Alberta Health has confirmed 304 new cases in Alberta in the last 72 hours. There are 30 new cases in the North Zone over the last 72 hours. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the…