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COVID-19 UPDATE – October 23, 2020

As of October 23, Alberta Health has confirmed 859 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. 427=Oct 22, 432=Oct 23. There are 63 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours. There has been 0…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A man was arrested and charged after driving through the fence and damaging a single gravesite at the Kapawe’no First Nation Cemetery Oct. 15. Sgt. Derek Tomkins, of Lakeshore Regional Police Service, says they responded…
COVID-19 Resources – Updated September 9, 2020

Listed below are links to available resources for Albertans during the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis, a list of symptoms, and Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy. If you would like to see other resources please send us a comment. COVID-19 School Status Map Overview…
COVID-19 UPDATE – October 21, 2020

As of October 21, Alberta Health has confirmed 729 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. 323=Oct 20, 406=Oct 21. There are 34 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours. There has been 0…
Cardinal to receive honour Oct. 25

Sucker Creek actor still thriving after Corner Gas Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Sucker Creek actor made famous for his role as Sgt. Davis Quinton on the award-winning TV series Corner Gas is receiving a prestigious award Oct. 25 after…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie RCMP has charged six people in connection with a drive-by shooting Oct. 4 at Gift Lake Metis Settlement. Cpl. Deanna Fontaine, Media Relations Officer, Western Alberta District RCMP, says on Oct. 4, RCMP members…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News One adult female is facing drug-related charges after methamphetamine was seized during a search at a Driftpile Cree Nation home Oct. 10. Lakeshore Regional Police Service Senior Const. Patrick O’Brien says Lakeshore was conducting an investigation…
County closing Enilda waste facility

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Enilda waste transfer station is closing to save Big Lakes County money after a history of misuse at the site. At its regular meeting Oct. 14, council approved a recommendation by administration. Theft, vandalism and…
PIC – ‘Hot’ demonstration

The High Prairie Fire Department hosted a special demonstration Oct. 7 to mark Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10. The fire department showed the dangers of fire in the kitchen at a demonstration in the Freson Bros. parking lot. The event…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Residents in the High Prairie region were in the dark for a few hours during a power outage for the second consecutive Friday. ATCO Electric was called out Oct. 16 when power in the High Prairie…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is proposing to increase revenue to emergency calls provided by its fire department to help recover costs. At its regular meeting Oct. 14, council gave first reading to a bylaw to add and…

Jeff Burgar The lady in the old Ikea TV ad runs across the parking lot. She screams to her [presumably] husband, “Start the car! Start the car!” The idea for the characterization, now appearing in other similar ads, is “Ikea…

Richard Froese Small businesses are the economic backbone of a community of any size, rural and urban. Most small businesses have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic that was declared March 11. One good thing about COVID is that many…

By Joseph Quesnel,Research Associate,Frontier Centre for Public Policy,Courtesy of Troy Media. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] should go the way of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation [FFMC]. In 1969, the federal government passed the FFMA Act. It created a federal…