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Chris CleggSouth Peace News Councillors are often the best sources when it comes to recognizing local health care needs.As a result, the Town of McLennan agreed at its Jan. 10 meeting to provide its voice.Council received a letter from Holly…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Thanks, but no thanks.At least until the existing contract expires.It’s what McLennan town council decided at its Jan. 10 meeting after receiving a request from the M.D. of Smoky River to put recycling bins in the…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A free 2022 membership is what McLennan town council is asking the Mighty Peace Tourism Association.Council made the decision at its Jan. 10 meeting saying they were unhappy with the service received in 2021.At previous meetings,…
Falher, Smoky River councils submit grant

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Town of Falher and the M.D. of Smoky River councils have joined to apply for an Alberta Community Partnership [ACP] grant to assess the condition of a highly-used gravel road.At its regular meeting Jan. 12,…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The east wall of the building housing Canada Post in High Prairie will soon have a mural.Council approved the installation of the approximate 10 x 13-foot mural at its Jan. 11 meeting after a long debate…

Richard Froese “Baby, it’s cold outside!”Many people were probably singing or humming the words to that popular Christmas song over the holiday season.It was more than cold, it was bold-chilling as temperatures dropped to –30-40 C for two weeks starting…

Chris Clegg I watched a TV show last week about the forests being cut down in Borneo.Normally, I couldn’t care less. Perhaps we should.The show explained how the forests were being cut down at such an alarming rate there was…

Dan Cooper,President,High PrairieBranch,Jesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints Why would they say those words?Why would they choose that course of action?How could they think that of me or someone I love?Who among us has not asked these same questions many times in…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is going out of the business of renting equipment under the Agricultural Service Board [ASB].At its regular meeting Dec. 8, council agreed to end the rental program by Dec. 31, 2024.“It was a…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A hockey game in Falher featuring former stars of the NHL Montreal Canadiens scheduled for Feb. 3 has been postponed to October over growing COVID-19 concerns.The host Town of Falher changed the game to Oct. 27.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News McLennan and area residents are encouraged to use services provided at the town office, but some fees are increasing slightly this year.Council decided at its Jan. 10 meeting to increase some fees after passing its rates…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Peace Library System chief executive officer Louisa Robison continues to meet with the newly-elected councils in the Peace region.Robison’s latest visit was by Zoom at McLennan town council’s meeting Jan. 10. She explained the value PLS…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Kapawe’no First Nation has the backing of Big Lakes County in an effort to acquire vacant property in Grouard owned by the provincial government.At its regular meeting Jan. 12, council approved a request to forward a…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News STARS air ambulance service continues to soar in the High Prairie and Big Lakes County region.The region recorded the highest number of missions in 2021 for the Grande Prairie base, says Glenda Farnden, senior municipal relations…