$331,763.60 LOTTO 6/49 prize in Northern Alberta

Chris Clegg South Peace News Bernard Maisonneuve was tidying up from the holidays when he discovered something big. He checked his lottery ticket and discovered he had won $331,763.60 on the Saturday, Jan. 4 LOTTO 6/49 draw. Maisonneuve, who lives…
Juno nominee Cardinal to perform in PR

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A Juno nominated artist is coming to Peace River’s underground Music Society on Feb. 8. Celeigh Cardinal, who is originally from the Peace Country, heard Jan. 28 she was nominated for the Juno for Indigenous Artist…
HIGH PRAIRIE LADIES BONSPIEL

Lisa Zabolotniuk’s High Prairie rink won the High Prairie Ladies Bonspiel Jan. 24-25 after defeating last year’s winner, Kay Savill, 10-6 in the final. Last year, Savill defeated Zabolotniuk 8-3 to win the event. Linda Labbe’s Peace River rink won…
Crane collapses on Peace River Bridge

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News A crane has collapsed on the new Peace River bridge construction site. The collapse happened Jan. 27, the same day bridge manager Tyler Wilson presented an update on bridge construction to the Peace River Rotary Club.…
Unions rally in Peace River

Workers will not stand for proposed cut, wage freezes Susan Thompson South Peace News Just days after the opening of the new Sunrise Medical Clinic, protestors were marching in front of it Jan. 22 to oppose what they say are…
Partnership applauded at grand opening

Sunrise Medical Clinic opens despite AHS backing out Susan Thompson South Peace News After over 15 years of hard work and advocacy by local doctors and municipalities, Peace River has a new medical clinic. About 50 people attended a ribbon…
Carnaval de St. Isidore returns Feb. 14-16

Richard Froese South Peace News The popular Carnaval de St. Isidore returns Feb. 14-16 for the 38th year. Francophone culture comes alive with a variety of activities and colourful performers at the St. Isidore Cultural Centre organized by the Society…
Voters will help decide fate of PR Airport

Susan Thompson South Peace News Residents of Peace River are getting the chance to have their say on the future of the Peace River Regional Airport. In October 2019, council opened a Request for Proposals [RFP] for someone else to…
Peace team wins gold in Austria

Susan Thompson South Peace News The Peace region is now home to a gold medal hockey team. The Peace Country Canadians won women’s hockey gold in their final game against EC Icemice Telfs – Tiroler Madln [IMT] at the 2020…
Realtors optimistic market will rebound

Richard Froese South Peace News Housing and property sales in the Peace region are showing signs of steady growth for 2020 as business started picking up in 2019. Peace River realtor Layne Gardner says the market is slowly rising. “The…
Excessive idling not good for buses or air

Joe McWilliams For South Peace News Here’s a question: is there a good reason to run school buses [or any vehicle, for that matter] for hours before it gets used? That’s what one Slave Lake resident [who asked not to…
Northland hires superintendent

SPN Staff The board of trustees of Northland School Division is delighted to announce that Nancy Spencer-Poitras has been appointed as the new superintendent of schools and chief executive officer effective Feb. 1, 2020. “Our Canada-wide advertising resulted in a…
The ‘Iceman of Peace River’

Susan Thompson South Peace News While most of Alberta shivers in the grip of extreme cold warnings, one man is facing winter – and his own limits – by plunging into the icy Peace River. John Mark Earle says he…
Deputy PM visits Peace River

Susan Thompson South Peace News Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland returned to her hometown of Peace River Jan. 8 to build some bridges not only with prominent members of the community, but also between Alberta and the rest of Canada.…
Barkwell named to 4-H Hall of Fame

Richard Froese South Peace News A longtime 4-H leader from Peace River will be inducted into the Alberta 4-H Hall of Fame in the spring. Sally Barkwell was named as one of two recipients announced by Agriculture and Forestry Minister…