Man faces murder rap

A Peace River man faces a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death of another area man July 16.
Cpl. Leigh Drinkwater, RCMP Media Relations Group, says on July 17 Alberta RCMP Major Crime’s investigation into the suspicious death of a 42-year-old male from the Peace region has resulted in an arrest and single charge.


Agreement to hold 55+ Games signed

The Town of Peace River and its regional neighbours have officially signed the agreement to collectively host the Alberta 55+ Summer Games in August 2021.
The Town of Peace River, County of Northern Lights, M.D. of Peace, Northern Sunrise County, and the Town of Grimshaw, will work together to host events including athletics track and field, bocce, contract bridge, cribbage, military whist, floor curling, cycling, floor shuffleboard, golf, 8-ball pool, horseshoes, slo-pitch, soccer, swimming, tennis, pickleball, and crafts and photography.


Warrant executed, PR man arrested

A Peace River area man faces several property charges after a search warrant was executed on his property June 23.
Peace Regional RCMP Sgt. Dave Browne says police began an investigation related to stolen property that was believed to be stored on a rural property in the County of Northern Lights.


Pipeline promises secure supply of fuel

A new natural gas pipeline from Peace River to La Crete is expected to create 50 jobs and be operational by 2022.
The project was announced on July 10 as one of the provincial government’s key strategic projects under Alberta’s Recovery Plan.


Slip, sliding away

A landslide has closed the highway on both sides of the Whitemud River north of Peace River.
South of the river, drivers are being detoured to Highway 743 via Highway 686. North of the Whitemud River, drivers are directed to take Highway 35 north to Highway 690 east and then Highway 743 south.