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Susan Thompson South Peace News Schools in La Crete are continuing to hold in-person classes despite the rest of the province’s schools temporarily moving online May 7 in an effort to curb Alberta’s surging coronavirus cases. A letter signed by…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 6, 2021

As of May 6, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 2,211 new cases since May 5. There are 344 new cases in the North Zone since May 5. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since May 5. 18,293…
Time to end COVID lockdown, say freedom supporters

Chris Clegg South Peace News Many Alberta citizens oppose the lockdowns and mandatory wearing of face masks imposed by the provincial government, and some of them were out in full throat at a rally April 23. In short, they want…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 5, 2021

As of May 5, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 2,271 new cases since May 4. There are 264 new cases in the North Zone since May 4. There has been 3 deaths recorded in the North Zone since May 4. 17,995…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has no plans to close any of its five fire halls. Reeve Ken Matthews confirmed that at council’s regular meeting April 28. He responded to a resident at the meeting who said he…
An independent Alberta is a prosperous Alberta

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The best way to a more prosperous Alberta in the future is to leave Canada and go it alone. So says Paul Hinman, the interim leader of the Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta. “The central government…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A plan to potentially save hundreds of thousands of dollars in fire and rescue equipment costs was endorsed by High Prairie town council at its April 27 meeting. “In the end of the day, I think…
Council Notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Town hires new peace officer High Prairie’s senior peace officer Alan Bloom informed council at its April 27 meeting that the second peace officer position is filled.Bloom says Lyndon Moore will join staff starting May 1…

Town taxpayers should not be on hook for bill, says Long Chris CleggSouth Peace News The $770,000 bill for upgrades to the High Prairie water treatment plant last year will be paid, but who will really pay is yet to…
Many resolutions suggested by MP Viersen

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen wants to have a long chat with High Prairie town council. At least one can assume so after Viersen presented council with a long list of projects in an…

Broadband will be the topic this week at May 6 meeting Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News ‘Virtual’ town hall meetings seem to be right up Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen’s alley. How many people he’s reaching with them is a…

Chris Clegg Alberta has another political party hell-bent on independence. To be fair, that’s not entirely true. While many of its party members do beat the drums, the Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta will give that decision to the voters…

Pearl Lorentzen Years ago, I went out for dim sum with a group of Vancouverites of Chinese descent in Vancouver’s Chinatown. It was fun, but if I had poor emotional well-being going into it, I would have felt worse afterward.…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 4, 2021

As of May 4, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 1,743 new cases since May 3. There are 320 new cases in the North Zone since May 3. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since May 3. 17,740…
News Briefs – May 5, 2021

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Trudeau handling of COVID shameful Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, is not impressed with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the COVID pandemic.He was critical of the PM in a statement…

Pastor Brian Gilroy,High Prairie Church of the Nazarene. Have you ever noticed in a comedy sketch or cartoon that when the writer or illustrator wants to indicate a conversation is not worth listening to, he or she says, “Blah, blah,…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News On April 25, a man was found dead in Fawcett Lake by a company conducting training, says Cpl. Deanna Fontaine, media relations officer, Alberta RCMP Media Relations Group. She says Slave Lake RCMP received a call…