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COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – November 25, 2020

As of November 25, Alberta Health confirmed 1,265 new cases since Nov. 24. There are 103 new cases in the North Zone since Nov. 24. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone in the last 24 hours.…
COVID-19 UPDATE – November 24, 2020

As of November 24, Alberta Health confirmed 1,115 new cases since Nov. 23. There are 79 new cases in the North Zone since Nov.23. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone in the last 24 hours. 2,535…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The worst fears have been realized after a Whitefish River man was found dead Nov. 24. High Prairie RCMP confirm that Everett Allen Auger, 48, was located in a wooded area, says Cpl. Deanna Fontaine,…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A Slave Lake man is dead following a single-vehicle rollover near Sucker Creek First Nation Nov. 17. High Prairie RCMP Media Relations reports police were dispatched dispatched to the site at 6:15 a.m. involving a…
ATM bandit strikes again

Ruby’s Gas Bar located off HWY 2 on the Sucker Creek First Nation was relieved of it’s ATM machine on November 12. The LRPS are requesting information.

SPN Staff On Nov. 16, Paul Trindle pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Peace River Court of Queen’s Bench. It was a lesser and included offence; originally he was charged with second-degree murder. The charge arose from in incident June 25,…

The following is a statement from Chief Dwayne Laboucan issued Nov. 13: Driftpile Cree Nation chief and council acknowledge the apologies issued by Councillor Joy McGregor and Mayor Tyler Warman, to which they both expressed regret for the culturally insensitive…
Town of HP passes mandatory mask bylaw

Chris Clegg South Peace News Get your masks ready! The Town of High Prairie passed a mandatory face covering bylaw at its Nov. 10 meeting. Citizens will be required to wear a mask if COVID-19 cases in the Big Lakes…
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…
PIC – Remembering our heroes!

It is not hard to see why this entry placed first in the Whitefish Lake Health Centre Community Connection Program Remembrance Day Pencil Art Contest. Kallie White’s outstanding drawing won her first in the Adult category and paid homage to…

SPN Staff On Nov. 16, Paul Trindle pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Peace River Court of Queen’s Bench. It was a lesser and included offence; he was first charged with second-degree murder. The charge arose from an incident June 25,…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News There is no dispute that calling 911 for emergencies has been a resounding success. So why not a second line, 988, for suicide prevention? Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen is proposing the nationwide second…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Driftpile has lifted its boycott with the Town of Slave Lake after a quick apology over alleged racist comments. The boycott lasted only five days. Driftpile Chief Dwayne Laboucan said Nov. 13 that chief and council…

Jeff Burgar An administrator in government was once asked why he, like many others in his position, paid generously above market rates for staff. Let’s step back. Each time there is an energy boom in Alberta, everybody outside the oil…

Joe McWilliams The recent hullabaloo over a Slave Lake town councillor’s remarks on homeless people has resulted in some useful discussion, at least. Some of it has taken place on the Slave Lake Lakeside Leader and South Peace News’ Facebook…

RE: Editorial – the idiocy continues [Wednesday, Nov. 16 South Peace News] People-power threatens politicians, so it’s no wonder Alberta’s top-dogs are trying to turn everyday Albertans against one another. “The fight is not between workers and bosses – it’s…