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COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – April 1, 2021

As of April 1, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 875 new cases since March 31. There are 127 new cases in the North Zone since March 31. There has been 2 deaths recorded in the North Zone since March 31. 12,916…
Doctor arriving in Smoky River April 2

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new physician arrives in the Falher-McLennan region in early April. “The Smoky River Regional Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee is happy to share some positive news,” committee co-or- dinator Myrna Lanctot says. Dr. Lynn Hanekom…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – March 30, 2021

As of March 30, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 576 new cases since March 29. There are 87 new cases in the North Zone since March 29. There has been 1 death recorded in the North Zone since March 29. 12,810…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Huge sighs of relief were found all over Peace River after a boy went missing March 27 but later found safe and sound. Peace Regional RCMP are thanking the public’s help for a happy ending. “It…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Northern Sunrise County is concerned that the municipality faces tough decisions after funding cuts in the provincial budget announced Feb. 25. Reeve Carolyn Kolebaba says the biggest issue is a 25 per cent reduction in funding…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The M.D. of Peace is frustrated by funding cuts in the provincial budget announced Feb. 25. Reeve Robert Willing says reduced funding to the Municipal Sustain- ability Initiative [MSI] program will be deeply felt by municipalities…

Jeff Burgar It’s getting so normal out there, we think by the time summer rolls around, we will be fast asleep from boredom. The past year was completely different. Very exciting, in a bad sort of way. Close friends and…

Pearl Lorentzen The intersection of Highway 88, Caribou Trail, and the Sawridge Travel Centre in Slave Lake and Sawridge First Nation scares. The highway goes north. Caribou Trail and the gravel road on the east side of the road both…

Ian Madsen,Senior Policy Analyst Frontier Centre for Public PolicyCourtesy of Troy Media The long-suffering citizens of Alberta recently learned they’re on the hook for yet more billions of dollars via an ill-advised investment in an oil pipeline. The Keystone XL…
MP thanks elected officials

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen used his one-minute statement in the House of Commons March 25 to express his deep gratitude for the hard work of elected officials across the riding during the COVID-19…

Dan Cooper,President,High Prairie Branch,Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints At this Easter season, as I pondered the sacrifice and resurrection of Christ, I was reminded of the following words from Jeffery R. Holland: A servant was in debt to his king…
‘I did it for him’

Testawich wins prestigious award from Alberta School Boards’ Ass. Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Peace River Glenmary School student is one of 12 winners in Alberta of the Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Award. Lakota Testawich, a Grade 11 student, received…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A community grant program accessed by dozens of community groups totaling millions of dollars in the Peace region is facing the ax. The Alberta NDP revealed March 24 that cuts in the budget proposed by the…

Leader StaffFor South Peace News On March 24, Darcy Lane Weesemat was sentenced to 261 days, which equalled time already served in custody. He was also ordered to submit a DNA sample. Individual sentences ranged from 15 to 30 days.…
Board notes

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Mental health proposal discussed A plan to improve mental health for students in High Prairie School Division schools is being studied by the board of trustees.At its regular meeting March 17, reviewed a mental health plan…