Peace River opens $2.7M reservoir

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A new reservoir in Peace River will not only provide residents with clean drinking water but will also help with fire suppression. Town officials gathered on Sept. 11 to officially open Reservoir 365. The new reservoir…
Council wants ownership of hotel

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of McLennan hopes to avert a major disaster by offering a deal to take over the old McLennan Hotel. The matter arose at council’s Sept. 14 meeting. Council realizes the ongoing vandalism and potential…
The mighty moose: not just a beast of the forest

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader ‘We’re going to need a bigger freezer, right?’ (Rookie hunter, on seeing his first bull moose up close.) If filling your freezer with wild meat is what you want to do, you probably want a moose. But…
More information needed on McLennan Hall upgrades

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The first steps into future needs at the McLennan Elks/Royal Purple Hall have council asking for more information. Under the direction of council, CAO Lorraine Willier and Royal Purple member Maggie Gervais did a walk-through in…
Girouxville councillor resigns

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A longtime member of the Village of Girouxville council has stepped down. Carmen Ewing resigned after serving on council for almost 25 years. Girouxville council discussed the resignation at its regular meeting Sept. 9. “When it’s…
To wear or not to wear:

Survey shows opinions in Peace River divided Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The results are in from the Town of Peace River’s survey on requiring masks to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. And they show a deep divide…
Mother and 3 bears captured in Falher

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Four bears on the loose in Falher were caught and relocated Sept. 9. A mother bear and three cubs were caught and tranquilized around noon by Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers, says Marcel Maure, regional director…
Grieving mother organizes sombre event

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News This year’s Always Find A Reason to Smile Suicide Awareness & Prevention “Welcoming the Light” Walk was particularly poignant for organizer Casey Szmata. Not only is she continuing to mourn the loss of her daughter Morgan,…
Terry Fox Run takes on new look in 2020

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Not even the COVID pandemic sweeping the world will stop the Terry Fox Run from occurring at McLennan this year. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the event and it will be held, says organizer…
Beaver First Nation pulls students from mask exempted schools

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Beaver First Nation is setting up their own school after the Fort Vermilion School Division received provincial exemption from mandatory masks in six schools in the Division despite the relatively high case numbers in the area.…
Hobby farm investigated by SPCA

Owner says she has nothing to hide and will co-operate with authorities Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A Nampa hobby farm is hoping to set the record straight about the quality of care their animals receive. Lydie Watters says her small…
Terry Fox Run takes on new twist at McLennan

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Not even the COVID pandemic sweeping the world will stop the Terry Fox Run from occurring at McLennan this year. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the event and it will be held, says organizer…
Grant will reduce emissions at Guy-Donnelly Sportex

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Village of Donnelly has scored a $25,000 grant to save energy and money to operate the Guy-Donnelly Sportex. Donnelly received a grant of $25,227 from the Recreation Energy Conservation Funding Program through the Municipal Climate…
Hansen named top PRSD bus driver

SPN Staff A spare school bus driver, who also serves as a transportation and maintenance shop support worker, has won Peace River School Division’s [PRSD] 2020 Transportation Award of Excellence. “I am overwhelmed and grateful to be nominated for this…