Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Protective Services will plan and oversee the department’s direction, building on a team that is committed to safety, education, and professional response in the areas of municipal enforcement, fire, flood recovery, emergency management, and risk management. This role guides the department in a collaborative environment and ensures the culture and values of the department are in alignment with the culture and values of the Town of Peace River. Read the full opportunity below: Opportunity Profile Town of Peace River Director of Protective ServicesRead More →

A fire ban and OHV restriction is in effect for the Town of Peace River, due to extreme fire danger. Under this fire ban: No Fires are Permitted Prohibited: All outdoor wood fires are banned, including wood campfires on public and private lands, and campgrounds Backyard firepits BBQs and Smokers that use solid fuels (wood chips or pellets, charcoal briquettes, etc.) Open flame oil devices (e.g., turkey deep fryers, tiki torches) The use of fireworks and exploding targets The recreational use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) on public lands, including designated OHV trails Allowed: Propane, Natural Gas, or Electrically powered cooking and heating appliances Indoor woodRead More →

As the weather warms, ice and snow melt can result in rising water levels in the Peace River. While the Town of Peace River works diligently to prepare for all potential situations — including emergency preparedness of all kinds, beyond simply the scope of rising river levels — we strongly encourage residents to have a 72-Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit on hand. These kits ensure that if you lose power and/or water for an extended period of time, or if there are home evacuations — again, none are anticipated at the time of this post being made — you have what you need for three days.Read More →

Temporary Extension of Utility Bill Payment Deadline Posted January 7, 2022 Due to the holiday season, the mailing of the utility bills for the most recent pay period was delayed. As such, an extension for the payment will be provided, and the due date for the payment will reflect the delayed release date. If you have any questions, please call Town Hall at 780-624-2574 during regular business hours.Read More →

Peace River and County of Northern Lights Fire Department members recognized at Annual Awards Night December 15, 2022 The Peace River and County of Northern Lights Fire Departments held their Annual Awards Night on December 10th in Peace River. Fire Chief Tim Harris presented nine awards to the members and Patrick Connellan, President of the Peace River Firefighters Association, presented the President’s Award. “The awards represent and recognize the achievements that the members have attained over the year” said Chief Harris, “whilst some awards, such as the Attendance Award and Fit-to-Fight Award are based on performance numbers, other awards, such as the Firefighter of theRead More →

Fire Chief Harris Awarded Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal December 7, 2022 Recently, Fire Chief Harris was presented his First Bar for 30 years of exemplary service. Now, this past weekend on December 3rd, Fire Chief Harris was presented the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal at a presentation ceremony in Red Deer, Alberta. Harris is among 7,000 Albertans receiving this award in 2022 in recognition of significant contributions to the province. The Town of Peace River congratulates Fire Chief Harris for receiving this award and for being recognized for his contributions to our local community, and in extension, our province. More information regardingRead More →

Pursuant to Section 606 of the Municipal Government Act, being Chapter M-26 of the Statutes of Alberta, notice is hereby given that the Council of the Town of Peace River will hold a Public Hearing before the second reading of Bylaw No.2122 to amend the Town of Peace River Land Use Bylaw. Read More →

Scheduled Brush Fire on Highway 743 (Weberville Road) Posted November 10, 2022 Please be aware that Public Works will be burning wood and brush in a lot on Highway 743 (Weberville Road) between City Furniture & Appliances and Best Truck Service, starting today, November 10 in the early afternoon. If you are traveling along this route and see a fire with accompanying smoke at this location today or tomorrow, be aware that this fire has been scheduled. The fire is expected to burn for the next 24 to 48 hours and will be closely monitored by personnel for the duration of the burn.Read More →

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Vehicle Collision Reduces Traffic to One Lane Posted October 30, 2022 at 6:20pm Please be advised that as a result of a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision, traffic on the new bridge has been reduced to one lane. Crews are currently finishing cleanup, and PRFD states that the scene will likely be cleared with traffic returning to normal within the hour.Read More →

Fire Prevention Week™ runs from October 9th to 15th this year, and the Peace River and County of Northern Lights Fire Departments remind residents that “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.™” Read More →