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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Services of an energy manager for the Town of Falher and other neighbouring municipalities could be extended under a special government grant. At its regular meeting Jan. 11, Falher council approved a motion to apply for…
Village of Donnelly notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Money for economic development The Village of Donnelly council agreed at its Jan. 13 meeting to contribute $6,496.81 in 2021 [$6,821.65 with GST] to Smoky River Regional Economic Development [SRRED].In agreeing to the motion, Councillor Brian…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Smoky River Regional Chamber of Commerce based in Falher is calling for a unified voice to better serve the region. Chamber president Sandy Primeau and vice-president Eric Verstappen are working on a plan for the chamber…
M.D. of Smoky River notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Share for physician recruitment decreases Council agreed unanimously at its Jan. 13 meeting to approve the 2021 Physician Recruitment Co-ordinator budget as presented.The good news is each member, including the M.D. of Smoky River, will pay…
Railway crossing not needed

Town of Falher incurring needless maintenance expense Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Town of Falher council wants CN Rail to remove a railway crossing on Main Street or the Town may have to continue to pay almost $300 a month for…
Anti-racism protest calm, quiet

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A small number of local protestors were joined by protestors from across the province Jan. 23 to make a statement against racism and to ask for accountability from Grimshaw Mayor Bob Regal. We are here because…
COVID-19 UPDATE – January 25, 2021

As of January 25, Alberta Health confirmed 362 new cases in Alberta since January 24. There are 215 new cases in the North Zone since January 22. There has been 10 deaths recorded in the North Zone since January 22.…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – January 22, 2021

As of January 22, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 643 new cases since Jan. 21. There are 105 new cases in the North Zone since Jan 21. There has been 1 death recorded in the North Zone in the last 24…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – January 21, 2021

As of January 21, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 678 new cases since Jan. 20. There are 115 new cases in the North Zone since Jan 20. There has been 0 death recorded in the North Zone in the last 24…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – January 20, 2021

As of January 20, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 669 new cases since Jan. 19. There are 78 new cases in the North Zone since Jan 19. There has been 1 death recorded in the North Zone since Jan 19. 7,879…
COVID-19 UPDATE – January 19, 2021

As of January 19, Alberta Health confirmed 456 new cases in Alberta since January 18. There are 66 new cases in the North Zone since January 18. There has been 2 deaths recorded in the North Zone in the last…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Peace River RCMP have confirmed two customers of Karen’s Home Cooking are facing COVID-related fines after defying pandemic restrictions. Karen Greaves announced on Facebook she would be opening her downtown Peace River restaurant Karen’s Home Cooking…

Support requested for regional medical facility Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Falher town council is encouraging more funding support for the Falher Medical Clinic. At its regular meeting Jan. 11, council agreed to cover a shortfall of $12,980 in a budget…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Appropriate measures are being taken after Holy Family Catholic Regional Division reported two cases each of COVID-19 at École Providence School in McLennan and Good Shepherd School in Peace River. After being notified of the cases…

Jeff Burgar Are you a glass half-full person? Or the same glass half-empty? Do you believe you will attract more flies with honey than with vinegar? Decide. Then look at some municipal government councils in the region over Lesser Slave…