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Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter The director of Northern Sunrise County protec- tive services Dave Leblanc is looking for some determined, courageous, community-oriented volunteers to join his team.To bring the fire halls to adequate staffing levels, Leblanc says they are looking…
Peace River chamber elects new president

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Peace River & District Chamber of Commerce held its annual general meeting on Jan. 18 and has some major changes to its board.Long-time president Peter Herritt has completed his term, with Layne Gardner replacing him. Heidi…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Council at Northern Sunrise County will be holding a Land-Use Bylaw open house on March 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the county office.“We want to give the residents and ratepayers an opportunity to review our proposed…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter A new bylaw has been created by Northern Sunrise County that council hopes will attract new business to the Sunrise Gateway Business Park.The bylaw will introduce a multi-year non-residential property tax incentive for any new development…

H.P. court docketNov. 28, 2022Judge S.P. Hinkley (High Prairie) – A 22-year-old man who confined a woman and two young children in a bedroom in Kinuso for one hour was sentenced after appearing in High Prairie provincial court Nov. 28.Lyle…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Earlier this month the Falher Centre Chevaliers board, Societe du Centre Communautaire Rivière, announced the facility was in dire financial straits and needing major assistance from the community to stay open.Their annual general meeting was held…

Jeff Burgar We always check the weather forecast on our websites. Depending where you might be and what website you frequent, a current weather report comes from stations either in Peace River or Slave Lake.If you look under the Environment…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Fairview man and a youth are facing charges after an assault at Nampa Jan. 12, reports Peace Regional RCMP Detachment S/Sgt. Dave Browne.Police responded to a call about 8:30 a.m.“Investigation revealed that two suspects had…

H.P. court docketJan. 16, 2023Judge S.P. Hinkley A young woman eager to overcome drug addictions will pay a few hundred dollars in fines after pleading guilty to breaching release conditions.Kendra Grace Nanemahoo, 33, was fined $400, including the victim fine…

Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News Anyone wanting to become the United Conservative Party candidate for Lesser Slave Lake can now do so.“All remaining constituencies open in the next three weeks,” says UCP Lesser Slave Lake Constituency Association president Gordon Ferguson.Nominations…

Jeff Burgar When it comes to government spending, an old joke very much applies. The joke is basically a one-liner.Question: “What is an elephant.”Answer: “An elephant is a horse designed by a committee.”You may wonder why Canada’s health system is…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News There is no question the High Prairie region gets more value in STARS service than anyone else, but how much they are willing to contribute and how much they can afford is another matter.Glenda Farnden, senior…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Two big wins last weekend and some unexpected help have the Falher Pirates in control of their own destiny in hopes of finishing first in the NPHL’s East Division.The Pirates defeated the Grande Prairie Athletics 4-1…