Freedom rally makes its way to PR

Susan ThomsonSouth Peace News About 50 people attended the All Fired Up for Freedom rally against coronavirus restrictions in Peace River April 24. The rally had previously been postponed after an outcry from multiple people in Peace River. The Town…
Controlled burns decrease hazard

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Firefighters spent April 24 doing hazard reduction burns to reduce the chance of grass fires in Peace River, but were then called out four times to fires in the evening. Aside from one small fire caused…
$25,000 donation for palliative care

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News People nearing the end of their life will be able to rest in comfort thanks to a generous donation from Canadian Natural. Canadian Natural donated $25,000 to the Peace Palliative Care Society [PPCS] to purchase a…
Falher Honey Festival stung by COVID

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News For the second successive year, the Falher Honey Festival has been scrapped. The festival committee called off the event at its annual general meeting April 15. “A decision was made to cancel the 2021 Honey Festival…
Amalgamation the only option, says Verstappen

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Many fears were alleviated over the possible amalgamation of the chamber of commerces in Falher and McLennan. A delegation addressing the matter appeared before McLennan town council April 12 that included Dan Labrecque, president of the…
Busy Bee Daycare opening

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new regional daycare centre in Falher plans to open in the next few months. Busy Bee Daycare will make its home in the former office of the Smoky River Express. Smoky River Childcare Society received…
Fuel for the fire

Dry grass is extremely flammable Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The next several weeks are critical for spring wildfires. Slave Lake Forest Area wildfire information officer Leah Lovequist and Peace River Forest Area wildfire information officer Todd Lynch advise people to…
PR paramedic honoured in award video

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Peace River paramedic Tynne Lunn has been recognized as a healthcare hero in a new video launched April 15. Lunn, an Advanced and Community Care Paramedic, is the recipient of the 2020 RhPAP Rhapsody Health Care…
Métis oppose proposed new bridge

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A petition against a proposed new toll bridge across the Peace River at Tompkins Landing claims the government has not properly consult- ed Métis people about the project, which will replace the existing ferry. “The Members…
MLA part of group opposing premier

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Central Peace-Notley MLA Todd Loewen is one of 17 MLAs opposing the Alberta government’s announcement April 6 to proceed with stricter restrictions due to the COVID pandemic. “As MLAs, we are calling on our government colleagues…
PRSD hires Murray as new superintendent

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Peace River School Division’s board of trustees has hired Adam Murray as its next superintendent of schools beginning Sept. 1. “Mr. Murray was selected because of his demonstrated leadership capabilities, his commitment to excellence in serving…
Doucette new HPSD safety officer

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie School Division welcomes Katie Doucette as its new safety officer. Doucette is a graduate of the school division and has more than 11 years experience in the safety and emergency medical fields, says an…
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…
‘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…
Peace River man arrested on drugs, weapons crimes

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Peace River man arrested on several drug and weapons crimes will be back in Red Earth Creek provincial court April 6 to enter a plea. Bernard Jason Dubrule, 48, had all his matters adjourned when…