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Statue honours special man

A statue honouring late hockey coach Darcy Haugan has been unveiled in his hometown of Peace River.
In 2018, Haugan was one of 16 people who died after the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team’s bus collided with a semi on the road to Nipawin for a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game.

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Community lends a helping hand

Citizens in Peace River and area are coming together to help the family of the late Ryan Austin.
Several fundraisers and events were held recently to help the family after the tragedy. On Sept. 6, Sunday evening or early Monday morning, Austin and his dog were both killed in a hit and run.

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Great Cycle fundraiser smashes goal

Gage Holmstrom, a former Peace River High School student who now works at Mercer Peace River Pulp, is one of the cyclists who rode to fight kids’ cancer in the Great Cycle Challenge.
Holmstrom says over 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, making it the biggest killer of children from disease in Canada.

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Rally for Freedom

Barb Killkenny of The Bodhi Tree store with her sign.
About 15 people turned out for the Rally for Freedom at the Peace River Provincial Building Aug 29. Organizer Bob Blayone says, “We call upon [Premier] Jason Kenny and the Alberta government to end the Emergency Health Orders, and repeal Bill 10/24.”

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Vintage Texaco oil pump turned in

Peace River RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating owner of unique found item.
On June 30, a member of the public turned in a unique item: a restored vintage Texaco Oil pump that had been located in the north end of Peace River near a gravel path.

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Cardinal wins Juno Award

While the awards ceremony may not be quite what she originally hoped with no red carpet to walk and no waiting cameras to smile for, Celeigh Cardinal has won a 2020 Juno Award for Indigenous Artist-of-the-Year.
She received the award for her latest album Stories From a Downtown Apartment.

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Peaceful protest supports Black Lives

In the wake of massive protests against police brutality and against racism in the US over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, and after a similar protest in Falher, Peace River held its own Black Lives Matter solidarity protest on June 6.