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‘I couldn’t deny what the data was saying’

Peace River pharmacist presents his work at conference after his graphs go viral Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A Peace River pharmacist whose COVID-19 graphs have been shared around the world presented his work this weekend at the Practical Evidence for…
Village of Girouxville notebook

Following are notes from the Village of Girouxville council meeting Oct. 14: Electric bills are increasing Girouxville residents and businesses will pay a little more for electricity.Council approved a motion to increase the Village of Girouxville ATCO Electric franchise fee…
PIC – ‘Wheel’ volunteers!

Alberta Health Services’ Volunteer Resources in High Prairie recognizes and thanks the Meals on Wheels volunteers in McLennan. Meals on Wheels provides delivery of hot, nutritious meals during the lunch hour. Research shows that home-delivered meal programs significantly improve diet…

Signs, not flags used Chris CleggSouth Peace News There will be no increase in snow removal fees for residents in the M.D. of Smoky River in 2020-21. Council decided to keep the fees the same [$25] after a spirited debate…
Village of Donnelly notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Lanctot re-elected mayor The Village of Donnelly held its annual organizational meeting before its regular meeting Oct. 14 and decided to stay the course for the final year of the term.Myrna Lanctot was re-elected mayor and…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Land-Use Bylaw amended The M.D. of Smoky River is now allowing its assessors to enter property to properly assess matters of their interest on development permits.Council agreed to the request from its assessor at its Oct.…

Following are board highlights of the Peace River School Division board of trustees meeting Oct. 15: Enrolment update provided Supt. Paul Bennett, provided the board of trustees with enrolment data for all PRSD schools.PRSD’s enrolment numbers are down 281 students…
Obituary – Marie “Yvonne” Cecile Kjos

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, and friend on the evening of Aug. 21, 2020, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Marie “Yvonne” Cecile Kjos [nee Vincelette] is…

Richard Froese South Peace News Terry Calliou and Luc Dubrule were elected to Town of McLennan council in a byelection Oct. 26. Calliou topped the polls with 86 votes while Luc Dubrule garnered 85 votes to fill two vacant seats…
COVID-19 UPDATE – October 26, 2020

As of October 26, Alberta Health has confirmed 1,440 new cases in Alberta in the last 72 hours. 364=Oct 24, 572=Oct 25, 504=Oct 26. There are 116 new cases in the North Zone over the last 72 hours. There has…
COVID-19 UPDATE – October 23, 2020

As of October 23, Alberta Health has confirmed 859 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. 427=Oct 22, 432=Oct 23. There are 63 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours. There has been 0…
COVID-19 UPDATE – October 21, 2020

As of October 21, Alberta Health has confirmed 729 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. 323=Oct 20, 406=Oct 21. There are 34 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours. There has been 0…
The great debate: who will pay what

Falling revenues in the M.D. of Smoky River has them asking its partners to pay more, but the asking price is too high, the partners agree Chris CleggSouth Peace News A loss of about $7 million in taxation revenue in…

Village of Donnelly wants part of the money for Winagami Lake wading pool Chris CleggSouth Peace News All may not be lost yet! The Village of Donnelly continues to lead efforts to have the wading pool at Winagami Lake Provincial…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Once again, the RCMP has their man! And this time, it did not take long! On the morning of Oct. 15, Peace Regional RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter at the Mighty…