Northern Sunrise cancels over $2M in taxes

Bankrupt oil and gas companies who have stopped paying their property taxes have become a major problem for Northern Sunrise County.
But a recent Supreme Court decision against the county could have major implications for municipalities in the same situation across Alberta.


2 Peace Region volunteers win Star Awards

Two Peace region volunteers received awards for being star volunteers at a ceremony at Alberta Government House on Dec. 5.
The Stars Of Alberta Awards recognizes extraordinary Albertans for their outstanding volunteer contributions to their communities.


Viersen’s goal: defeat Trudeau!

Newly-elected MP Arnold Viersen is promising to work for the betterment of all sectors of the economy.
“I will continue to fight for forestry, farming and the oil and gas sectors that are the heartbeat of our communities,” he says.


STARS receives $2M boost

STARS air ambulance has had a good fundraising year thanks to a sold out lottery, but is still facing some funding uncertainty.
The air ambulance service is a critical way for those living in rural communities or working in remote areas to get rapid transport to medical services.


PR Soup Kitchen gets financial boost

A lot more people have been eating at the Peace River Community Soup Kitchen.
The soup kitchen has been providing free community meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays since 2007, but only started tracking how many people were using the service a few years ago.


College honours long-serving employees

Northern Lakes College celebrated long- serving and retiring employees at the college’s annual Long-Service Awards Night in Slave Lake on Oct. 23.
The evening celebrated a total of 425 years of combined service among all recipients, says an NLC news release dated Oct. 23.