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About 50 people attended the All Fired Up for Freedom rally against coronavirus restrictions in Peace River April 24.
The rally had previously been postponed after an outcry from multiple people in Peace River.
The future of the north end boat launch in Peace River was up for debate at council during their governance and priorities meeting March 1 after the Town was asked to take over ownership of the property.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Small Craft Harbours program has asked the Town if they want to take ownership of a property lot at the boat launch.
Changes to how flooding damages are going to be paid out in Alberta going forward have Peace River’s town council concerned.
The new provincial budget includes $2.5 billion in contingency funds for disasters and emergencies, but there will also be a new provincial funding cap of $500,000.
Peace River MLA Dan Williams says his constituents want a new bridge and are willing to pay tolls to get it.
The issue of potential tolls on Alberta roads and bridges came up during the last provincial election, when then-premier Rachel Notley warned the UCP plan to add user fees to infrastructure hinted at by Jason Kenney would actually mean tolls.
Peace River MLA Dan Williams will be leading government engagement on $14 million in palliative care spending.
The UCP promised $20 million for palliative care in their election platform.
After reviewing a public survey on mask use, the Town of Peace River has opted to focus on a mask education campaign rather than a bylaw.
Mayor Tom Tarpey started off the regular meeting of council by apologizing to Councillor Colin Needham for being “short” with him during the previous meeting.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is seeking clarity from the Minister of National Revenue on whether cost sharing agreements between Canadian municipalities are taxable.
Peace River MLA Dan Williams says changes to linear assessment have to take into consideration the tough times oil and gas producers are currently going through.
Williams spoke to Peace River town council via Zoom at their regular meeting on Aug. 10.