Suicide prevention advocate recognized

An amazing $23,821 has been raised for the suicide prevention non-profit Always Find a Reason to Smile through the Peace River Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign.
The grand total of 23,821 cookies sold far exceeded the 10,000 cookie goal, as well as the 8,300 total cookies sold when owners Gordon and Barb Drummond first offered the opportunity to the organization three years ago.


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.


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.


Peace River opens $2.7M reservoir

A new reservoir in Peace River will not only provide residents with clean drinking water but will also help with fire suppression.
Town officials gathered on Sept. 11 to officially open Reservoir 365.
The new reservoir is part of the Town’s infrastructure renewal program.


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.