Thieves target Nampa Fire Station

Susan Thompson South Peace News The Village of Nampa’s public works and fire hall were both broken into sometime over the weekend of March 21-22. Nampa’s public works was entered forcibly through a back gate and door. Several tools were…
Peacefest falls victim to COVID-19

Susan Thompson South Peace News The newly-revamped Peacefest music festival was officially cancelled on March 26. “Due to COVID-19 and the uncertain times we decided this year wasn’t the year to host the event,” chairperson Leah Wood says in a…
March 26 statement by MP Viersen on COVID-19

COVID-19 Update March 27, 2020 Earlier this week, Conservatives asked the government to significantly increase the wage subsidy, to provide help with the GST remittance, and to backstop banks that extend loans to small businesses. I have been hearing from…
PR’s ‘Iceman’ completes 100th dip

“It feels incredible,” Earle says Susan Thompson South Peace News Peace River’s Iceman has completed his goal of taking 100 consecutive ice water dips. John Mark Earle has been cutting holes in the ice of the Peace River and other…
Peace River still serving the homeless, hungry

Susan Thompson South Peace News Two organizations serving the most vulnerable members of the community are finding ways to help despite the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Peace River Out of the Cold Shelter is continuing to operate for now. “We…
Dental offices close or reduce services

Susan Thompson South Peace News Local dental clinics have closed to everything but emergency dental work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alberta Dental Association and College [ADAC] has limited all dental clinics in Alberta to providing only emergency…
Doctor to open practice in Smoky River

Tom Henihan South Peace News A prospective doctor to the Smoky River area, Dr. Lynn Hanekom and her husband Roberto Mathys, who are from Cape Town, South Africa, came to the Smoky River region for a site tour March 5.…
Benefit concert helps woman in need

Susan Thompson South Peace News A March 14 cancer benefit concert in Peace River was successful in raising some money for Mac Liquor Store employee Sandi Smith. Smith is fighting Stage 3 lung cancer and needs help with medical travel…
3 vie for seat on McLennan town council

Richard Froese South Peace News A byelection in the Town of McLennan to fill a vacant councillor seat has not yet been postponed over the worldwide coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic. McLennan voters are scheduled to go to the polls April 20.…
CF will allow loan deferments

Susan Thompson South Peace News Community Futures Peace Country’s board has decided to allow their small business loan clients to defer some of their payments, if needed. Community Futures Peace Country has been helping business clients in rural Alberta with…
HPE, Vanier rule Robo Rumble

Richard Froese South Peace News Students from High Prairie and Donnelly schools ruled at the second annual Robo Rumble robotics competition March 11-12 for High Prairie School Division. Elementary students in Grades 3-6 were added to the event in High…
What can I do about COVID-19?

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and…
Peace River dancer selected as member of Team Canada Dance

Off to World Dance Championships in Poland Susan Thompson South Peace News Peace River area dancer Rachel Greidanus has been selected to be part of Team Canada Dance. Team Canada Dance will represent Canada at the World Dance Championships in…
Murder solved in Jean Cote theatre

Richard Froese South Peace News A double murder in Jean Cote was solved at a popular murder mystery dinner theatre March 7 and March 14. Mardi Gras was the theme of Bumped Off On Bourbon Street presented by the Local…