Posted: June 5, 2024 Due to recent precipitation, the Fire Restriction for the Town of Peace River has been downgraded to a Fire Advisory. This Advisory is in place as a caution for any fires. Details on what is permitted are listed below. Permits are required for open burning and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Small, supervised fires in Fire Pits are permitted in backyards, parks, and camping areas without a permit A Fire Pit fire is defined as: A fire in a non-combustible structure or container, which has the draft and smoke vents covered with a heavy gauge metal screen having a meshRead More →

RFQ: Peace Regional Pool Hot Tub Replacement Project POSTED: May 31, 2024 UPDATED: June 15, 2024 CLOSING DATE AND TIME: June 27, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Local Time I. QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS TENDER  Questions regarding this Request for Tender must be submitted in writing via email only to The AME Consulting Group Ltd., c/o Cristina Perez. Email: [email protected]  Questions must be received no later than June 14, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Local Time. Questions received later than this stated time and date may not be acknowledged or answered. II. SUBMISSION LOCATION  Submissions will be received via hard copy, with the following information on the envelope:Read More →

An update from the women’s shelter, support for asphalt work, and a proud display of fandom from Coun. Marc Boychuk (he lost a bet) highlighted the May 27, 2024 council meeting. The Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter gave an update following its mould remediation work, for which the Town contributed financial assistance earlier this year. “We had amazing support,” said Carol Van Slyke, chair of the shelter’s board, talking about local governments stepping up quickly to address the mould discovery. The work to remediate the facility took about three months. Council approved a transfer of $400,000 from the General Operating Reserve to fund various asphaltRead More →

We are seeking dedicated individuals to join our team as Seasonal Bylaw Enforcement Officers. As a seasonal member of our enforcement team, you will work closely with residents, businesses, and visitors to ensure compliance with local bylaws while fostering positive relationships and a sense of community pride. Through the course of their duties, the Bylaw Enforcement Officer will be required to respond to complaints, investigate appropriately, issue tickets as required, participate in judicial hearings and court proceedings, and follow law enforcement policies and procedures. Other responsibilities will include administrative tasks such as the creation and maintenance of records and preparation of reports. Responsibilities: Patrol theRead More →

Heads up!Beginning May 16, 2024, we’re upgrading our phone system and moving it to the cloud.There may be interruptions with calls at Town facilities while this work is taking place.Thank you for your patience and understanding!Read More →

It was a four-hour marathon of a council meeting on Monday! Here are some of the highlights from the May 13, 2024 meeting: New tax rates were set. This year we are collecting a total of $12.46 million in property taxes, compared to $11.99 million in 2023. That means we are collecting an extra $69.90 per resident, which is $5.80 per month or $0.19 per day. Administration has worked hard to keep taxes in line with or below inflation while maintaining or increasing services. Tax notices will be mailed to all property owners in late May. Council defeated a bylaw to update its Code ofRead More →

Combined resources extinguish residential fire overnight Peace River, AB – At approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2024, the Peace River Fire Department and Weberville Fire Department responded to a call of a residential fire in the north end of town. Fire Chief Tim Harris also sent a mutual aid request to Northern Sunrise County for fire services, and St. Isidore Fire Department provided a fire engine and crew. Fifteen firefighters attended the scene, working over the next four to five hours to extinguish the flames and prevent the fire from spreading beyond the three impacted homes. One house was completely destroyed. Two others suffered significantRead More →

An improved wheelchair ramp, accessible doors, and a widened doorway for our main entrance mean we can better accommodate your needs at the Town of Peace River’s main administration building. Completed in early 2024, these upgrades make it easier for elderly people and residents with disabilities to come into our office to pay bills, make inquires, and relay concerns, improving our organization’s ability to serve the community. Many residents have shared their appreciation of the new doors with our staff, including parents with small kids in tow and couriers and contractors providing services to the building. Since installation of the ramp and doors, our frontRead More →

May 9, 2024 Wayfinding signage to improve town navigation Peace River, Alberta – Finding your way around our community will soon be getting much easier. The Town of Peace River is excited to announce we are developing a wayfinding plan that includes design and installation of directional signage that will help increase awareness and ease of navigation in our community. “Wayfinding signage will fill a gap in our community to help residents and newcomers alike easily find major points of interest,” said Tanya Bell, Director of Community Services. “We have so much to offer in Peace River and this project will help make sure noRead More →