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Chris CleggSouth Peace News Peace Regional RCMP needs help in finding the culprit[s] who set fire to the abandoned Alberta Forestry compound on 103 Street between 111-114 Avenue in Peace River. On May 2, at approximately 8 p.m., Peace Regional…
Exhibit marks anniversary of Chuckegg Creek fire

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Many people from all over Alberta answered the call for help one year ago during the Chuckegg Creek wildfire. Now they have a chance to remember their contributions and relive the memories as the Town of…
Village of Girouxville notebook

Following are notes from the Village of Girouxville council meeting May 13: Deferral of property taxes Deferring of municipal property taxes will not be an option.The non-residential education portion of 2020 property taxes may be deferred to Sept. 30.Village of…
Green appointed principal at Springfield

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Ecole Springfield Elementary School in Peace River will welcome Elizabeth Green as its new principal when the new school year opens in September. She will start the position Aug. 26, says a news release from Peace…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Several major work projects in the Peace River area are spurring the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Work is part of a $12.7-million investment the Alberta government is making in Peace River on capital maintenance and…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Peace River School Division has given remaining nutrition grants totalling $203,744 to various organizations in all of PRSD’s school communities to support families during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The grant funding, provided by Alberta Education, is…
Fire Bans lifted

Campers and just about everybody looking to enjoy outdoor activites have been wondering when exactly somebody in authority will allow some kind of outdoor campfires. This, particularly with the rains the past weeks. As of Tuesday, May 26, limited campfires…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 22, 2020

As of May 22 Alberta Health has confirmed 32 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours after 3,205 new tests were done. There is 2 new cases in the North Zone in the last 24 hours. Just under…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 21, 2020

As of May 21 Alberta Health has confirmed 33 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours after 4,017 new tests were done. There is 0 new cases in the North Zone in the last 24 hours. Just over…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 20, 2020

As of May 20 Alberta Health has confirmed 19 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours. There is 1 new case in the North Zone in the last 24 hours. 91.5% of the cases in the North Zone…

Municipalities warn ministry of doctor shortage in region Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A shortage of physicians in the Smoky River region will soon become a crisis, says a letter from local municipalities to Alberta’s health minister. A letter has been…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Are you worried about rural crime? Or do you feel relatively safe in your community? Northern Sunrise County and the Town of Peace River want to know. The general public perception as seen on social media…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The M.D. of Smoky River council is taking a 10 percent pay cut. At its regular meeting May 13, council voted unanimoulsy to cut meeting honourium and base pay retroactive to April 1. Reeve Robert Brochu…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Alberta’s NDP Opposition is proposing multiple grants to help small businesses reopen in accordance with public health orders. And, they are also calling on the Jason Kenney government to fix the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance…