PR High class celebrates 2021 commencement

“Starry Night” was the theme as Peace River High School honoured 44 students in the graduating class of 2021 in a ceremony June 22 in the school.
Principal Mark Owens commended the students for their perseverance during the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020.
“One thing that we have learned over the past couple of years is that we cannot be sure of anything,” Owens says.


Glenmary class celebrates 2021 commencement

Glenmary School in Peace River honoured the graduating class of 2021 during official ceremonies June 25 at the school.
“’21 and Done” was the theme for the celebration.
School principal David Amiot encouraged and congratulated the 76 graduates for their efforts during challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.


PRSD, CSNO say ‘no’ to curriculum pilot

Peace River School Division has joined other major divisions across the province in refusing to pilot a new K-6 curriculum during the 2021-22 school year.
An update to Alberta’s curriculum that began in 2016 had been nearly completed under the NDP’s government after input from thousands of Albertans.


Firemen battle fire for 5 hours

An investigation into the cause of a fire Jan. 28 at the Mighty Peace Chevrolet Buick GMC Dealership in Peace River is underway after firefighters spent over five hours battling the flames.
Peace River and Weberville fire depart- ments responded to the structure fire spewing heavy smoke on the West Hill along Highway 2 in Peace River at 5:30 p.m.


12-Foot Batman saves Halloween

The mystery of who dressed up the statue of 12-Foot Davis has been solved, and it turns out the culprit is a repeat offender.
The wooden statue of 12-Foot Davis, the iconic Peace River pioneer who made a small fortune in gold on a 12-foot wide claim and “never locked his cabin door,” was transformed into famous caped crusader Batman under cover of darkness the night before Halloween.


Little libraries popping up in Peace River yards

A Peace River resident has turned a fallen tree into an opportunity to share the love of reading.
“Over the summer, a severe wind knocked down a beautiful Manitoba Maple in my front yard and rather than have it removed completely, I decided to keep a stump for the base of a Little Free Library,” Joan Blench says.