Tears flow at candlelight vigil

Susan Thompson South Peace News The tragic murder of a Peace River woman Oct. 8 has sent shockwaves through the community. RCMP responded to a report of an injured woman in the early hours of Oct. 8. Upon arrival, they…
Centre Chevaliers’ ongoing renos receive $25,000 boost

Farm Credit Canada Agri-Spirit Fund awarded locally Tom Henihan South Peace News The Falher branch of Farm Credit Canada [FCC] presented a $25,000 cheque to Centre Chevaliers on Oct. 4, in support of the Centre’s refurbishment. Sociètè du Centre Communautaire…
Candidates debate the issues at forum

Susan Thompson South Peace News The federal candidates for Peace River-Westlock squared off at the Belle Petroleum Centre for a respectful public forum on Oct. 9. It was a stark contrast to the televised leader’s debates, which often saw leaders…
Teenage activist recognized

Susan Thompson South Peace News A Peace River teenager has been recognized for taking action on climate change. Dylan Underwood organized a youth climate strike in Peace River on Sept. 27. Students left Glenmary School at lunchtime with parent permission,…
“If you want us to pay, we should have a say”

Rural municipalities raising alarm over policing costs Susan Thompson South Peace News The new UCP government is considering new legislation to make rural municipalities start paying for policing. The change will affect Northern Sunrise County, the M.D. of Smoky River,…
Oktoberfest offers authentic Bavarian night

Tom Henihan South Peace News At the McLennan Recreation Board’s third annual Oktober- fest, it appeared that the dress code at Elks Hall called for lederhosen, haferl- schuhe boots and alpine hats for men, while women wore traditional dirndl or…
Efforts to save Winagami wading pool continue

Richard Froese South Peace News The popular wading pool at Winagami Lake Provincial Park could be resuscitated. After it was closed by Alberta Environment and Parks in spring 2019, local municipalities lobbied the government to revive the pool. Village of…
Peace River celebrates unique heritage

Susan Thompson South Peace News The Peace River library hosted an Alberta Culture Days event on Sept. 28 that included a bilingual storytime, a taco and bannock community meal, and a cultural talent show by members of the Scottish Dance…
Henihan wins seat on McLennan council

71 votes tops the polls Richard Froese South Peace News Tom Henihan is the new councillor for the Town of McLennan. The former reporter with the Smoky River Express topped the polls in a byelection Sept. 26. Unofficial results were…
Woman survives personal tragedy to help others

Walk to Remember raises awareness of pregnancy, infant loss Susan Thompson South Peace News Losing a baby is a tragedy most parents hope never to experience. For those parents and their families and friends who are grieving a baby, the…
Peace River ready to open Baytex Centre

Grand opening scheduled for Oct. 19 Susan Thompson South Peace News Construction is essentially complete on the new Baytex Energy Centre in Peace River and the ribbon will be cut to officially open the facility before the end of October.…
Town agrees to pay debt for Peace Country Sports Club

Susan Thompson South Peace News Since the Peace Country Sports Club publicly announced it will be closing its doors Aug. 31, the organization has been working to clear up its debts. The club managed the Al “Boomer” Adair Rec Centre.…
Keeping the dream alive!

Chris Clegg South Peace News It is now 38 years and counting! Since the first Terry Fox Run in 1981, Francis Lessard has been involved in one way or another in helping realize Fox’s dream: to find a cure for…
HPSD honours New Horizon Co-op

Richard Froese South Peace News A Falher business was rewarded by the High Prairie School Division for supporting students. New Horizon Co-op was named as the division’s recipient of the 2019 Alberta School Boards Association Friends of Education. Co-op manager…
Petluks chosen for Farm Family Award

Susan Thompson South Peace News Will and Joan Petluk of P-Nutz Farm Inc. north of Nampa have won Farm Family of the year. The Petluks are one of thirteen families in Alberta being recognized by the 2019 BMO Farm Family…