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Deputy PM visits Peace River

Susan Thompson South Peace News Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland returned to her hometown of Peace River Jan. 8 to build some bridges not only with prominent members of the community, but also between Alberta and the rest of Canada.…

Jeff Burgar Philosopher Henry David Thoreau wrote in his mid-1800s book, Walden, that “97 per cent of businesses will fail.” He didn’t elaborate on any timeline for this failure statistic. A few months? A few years? Perhaps, like buggy whip…

Richard Froese Here it is, the start of a new year, a new decade. Will we have plenty in 2020? One thing is certain. The price of fuel went up, thanks to the new federal carbon tax imposed by Prime…

Richard Froese South Peace News Priorities have been set by the High Prairie School Division board of trustees in its updated three-year education plan. At its regular meeting Dec. 18, the board adopted the priorities and three-year plan, says a…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A season long trend for the Falher Pirates continued Jan. 11 when they lost a hard-fought 6-5 NPHL tilt to the visiting Dawson Creek Canucks. The 6-7-0-1 Pirates are 0-6 against the Canucks and Grande…
PICs – Auxiliary awards bursaries

Three deserving young women are the recipients of this year’s $2,000 health care bursaries from the High Prairie Health Care Auxiliary. Kelissa Getz, Eden MacInnis and Keitlyn Williams received their bursaries Dec. 27. The auxiliary is pleased to be able…

Jeff Burgar Usually at this time, columns and air space is filled with predictions for the coming 12 months. It’s often an easy task. We would like to predict things will be much improved in 2020. Energy prices will rebound.…

Jeff Burgar I look out my window at a frozen field, bare trees, and an ice covered roadway now being cloaked by falling powdery snow. My outside thermometre says the temperature is -2C. Hardly a blistering cold winter day. The…
The Page – January 8, 2020

“Were you born dumb? You spent all that money buying yourself a newfangled woo-hoo ‘digital’ camera. And you forgot to get some film for it! That’s as stupid as that time you tried to get me to put a stamp…
Barkwell named to 4-H Hall of Fame

Richard Froese South Peace News A longtime 4-H leader from Peace River will be inducted into the Alberta 4-H Hall of Fame in the spring. Sally Barkwell was named as one of two recipients announced by Agriculture and Forestry Minister…
Une autre belle réussite pour le CAFE Nord-Ouest

Geneviève Bousquet For South Peace News Encore une fois cette année, le CAFE Nord-Ouest a reçu en grand, la population du Nord de la province pour son brunch au Centre Chevalier de Falher. On y retrouvait des gens de tous…
PIC – ‘Unto us, a Saviour is born!’

Shepherds gather around the manger at the Live Nativity celebration at Falher Dec. 19. Left-right are Adelle Levesque as Mary, and shepherds Iven Gagnon, Jareth Nairn, Nikolai Born, and Noah Gagnon. Not seen is Joseph, played by Samual Levesque [behind…
New OT rules ire staff

Susan Thompson South Peace News A letter obtained by the South Peace News, posted to everyone in the Alberta Health Services North Zone and dated Dec. 18 in handwriting, announces changes to overtime approval for front-line workers such as nurses.…
Small governments are about to pay

Susan Thompson South Peace News Municipalities across the region will begin paying for policing under a new police costing model announced by the provincial government on Dec. 4. Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer announced 300 more police officers and 200 more…

Justin Trudeau, at a NATO summit, giggles like an 11-year-old school boy as he shares a story how “jaws dropped.” Why do so many feel that is the world today? Leaders tell us solemnly how things are. Then they loosen…