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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is ready to clear the way for residents to get out of their driveways after a heavy snowfall.At its regular meeting Nov. 23, council approved changes to their policy for plowing snow in…

Kate Lovsin,Coordinator,Lesser Slave Watershed Council. We have heard concerns about how much water is out there this time of year. Here is a quick recap about our area.Our area does not get its water from glaciers in the mountains. Our…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A Big Lakes County policy authorizing staff to shoot and kill burrowing rodents on vital county infrastructure is officially off the books.At its regular meeting Nov. 23, council approved a motion to cancel the policy for…
Obituary – Donald Darcy Hewko

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Donald Darcy (Donnie) Hewko in Okotoks, Alta., Nov. 7, 2022 at the age of 60 years.He was also fondly remembered as Uncle Buck, Uncle Honkey and Huego.Donnie was…
Obituary – Mary (Mapletoft) Huculak

Mary Margaret Mapletoft was born on Sept. 30, 1926, in Lloydminster, Sask.Her parents, John and Martha Mapletoft, were dedicated Christians from whom Mary learned her love and adoration for Jesus Christ. Her only sibling, Edgar, was seven years older than…
Obituary – Lawrence (Boy) Anderson

Lawrence (Boy) Anderson was born on March 31, 1952, to Louis and Clara Anderson of Peavine. He was one of 11 children.Lawrence worked side-by-side with his father creating the family homestead, and eventually the homestead he lived with his wife,…
Pioneers recognize top players

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Peace River Pioneers honoured top players in the 2022 high school football season at an awards banquet Nov. 18.Awards were presented by co-head coaches Mark Owens and Hayden Gust, receivers coach Brock Whelan, defensive backs…
A little piece of paradise awaits!

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Nestled along the riverbanks of the Little Smoky River is a little piece of winter paradise just waiting for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy.Little Smoky Ski Area is in the M.D. of Smoky River between Valleyview…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Cooking is a vital skill to teach children as they prepare to move out on their own, so Nampa/Northern Sunrise Family and Community Support Services have created a program to help parents teach their offspring the…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter A local business owner hopes to make the Christmas of seniors in lodges a little brighter this year as they hold their annual Adopt-a-Senior campaign.McLennan Home Hardware owner Marilynne Brulotte says her store teamed up with…
Over $1,400 raised for FCSS’s Christmas voucher program

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Smoky River Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and Smoky River Chamber of Commerce held a Festival of Trees on Nov. 18.The event was held in conjunction with the community’s Moonlight Madness campaign and saw approximately…