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…
All the battles are not lost on Parliament Hill

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Opposition political parties are well-known for losing debates with the ruling government, but sometimes victories are scored. Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen issued a news release March 17 citing the positive effect the United…
Regional daycare centre planned for Falher

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The office building of the former Smoky River Express in downtown Falher could soon become the home of a daycare centre for children. At its regular meeting March 15, Town of Falher council gave first reading…
Big hearts, big donation

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Christmas holiday promotion at Falher has made many people happy, and showcased just how high community spirit is in the town. Falher IGA raised $3,826.57 during its Holiday Food Bank Drive promotion, which they officially…
Rondeau wins McLennan volunteer award

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A man with a long history of volunteering in McLennan was recognized by town council March 8. Lance Rondeau received the 2020 McLennan Volunteer -of-the-Year award in council chambers at the start of the meeting A…