Politics

Town of PR may take over north end boat launch

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.

Politics

Budget outlines new way of doing business

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.

Politics

PR MLA says constituents want toll bridge

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.

Politics

Mask education preferred instead of bylaw

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.