daycare reopens

Daycare Reopens Immediate Release November 8, 2016 After two years of work Sugar Plum Tree Daycare has reopened. In 2014 the Peace River Child Care Association was dealt a difficult blow with the sudden loss of their daycare centre. More substantially our community lost an important childcare resource. Since that time the Association has helped to provide day home care as they have worked to build a newer and better facility. Their efforts are to be commended, their perseverance and resilience – this is what it means to be a community organization. In addition to the Association’s drive there have been a number of communityRead More →

Halloween The spookiest time of the year is once again upon us – this year look out for Peace River Fire Fighters as roam the streets handing out candy. Please be careful around all vehicles and drivers (including fire trucks). Be seen, be safe, get candy. Where to find the firefighters? The main fire hall downtown will be open for trick or treaters who make the journey. As well the Library will be hosting a haunted house from 6pm to 8pm, the fire truck will be there at the beginning.  Read More →

utilities

Please note: there is a utility line tie in taking place in the vicinity of Kaufman Hill on Thursday October 27 and Friday October 28. No outages or issues are anticipated, however, if residents in the area of the Hillcrest Apartments, North Peace Housing or the Northern Lakes College area notice any changes in their water such as a drop in pressure please contact Public Works at 780-624-3085.Read More →

fire department

Updated: 95 Ave is open Road Closed due to Gas Leak Please note that 95 Avenue at 100 Street (North of the Sawridge Inn) has been closed to a ruptured gas line. ATCO has been notified and we are working to cap the line. There is no risk to the general public although the Peace River Fire Department asks that people make other travel plans as the road will likely be closed for a few hours.Read More →

Garbage, new garbage carts

New Garbage Carts Begin Arriving Oct. 20 Automated Household Waste Collection is coming to Peace River – Households will receive one garbage cart from the Town of Peace River, starting on October 20. Roll out of the bins will take up to a week. During this time we ask that residents be patient.  If you have not received a bin by October 27 please contact the Town Office at 780-624-2574. Important Info Pickup is curbside, in front of the house only – no alley collection. This also applies to recycling All waste must be bagged. Cart lids must be closed, wheels on the roadway againstRead More →

(The slide on the hillside near 99 Street is pictured on Friday Oct. 15, 2016) UPDATED: 99 Street Closed Please note due to a slide in the area the gravel section of 99 Street is closed to all traffic. This shall remain in place until Peace River Public Works determines the road is safe. During the last two weeks two crews measured an increase in a slide near 99 Street, over that period ground fell just over a metre prompting the Town’s engineering department to close the road due to public safety. The next step is to retain a civil engineering firm to complete aRead More →

council, council news

Town Council October 11, 2016 regular meeting Significant updates from the regular meeting of Peace River Town Council are below. You can view the agenda and all Council items here. Photo Radar Won’t be Renewed While the program has provided local law enforcement with an additional tool in their enforcement toolkit, Council decided not to extend the contract with Global Traffic Group. To date about $160,000 was raised through the program – this money will be allocated by council during the 2017 budget process towards a public safety measure. In the spring of 2014 the Town of Peace River signed an agreement with Global Traffic GroupRead More →

fire department

Fire Department Assist in Rescuing Person From River October 1, 2016 at 5:25PM Shortly after 9AM on Saturday October 1, the Peace River Fire Department was called to assist the RCMP and EMS in rescuing someone from the Peace River. Peace River Firefighters responded, using their rescue boat to locate a male in distress in the middle of the Peace River. As the boat was approaching the patient, RCMP members entered the water and assisted the male to shore. After ensuring the safety of the male, PRFD continued with a search of the River to ensure no other persons were involved. -30-Read More →

council, council news

Town Council September 26, 2016 regular meeting Significant updates from the regular meeting of Peace River Town Council are below. You can view the agenda and all Council items here. Supporting Rural Mail Delivery and Services A presentation from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) resulted in the passing of a motion to support their drive to maintain and expand services in the north. As Canada Post works to find new ways to structure their company, rural residents, particularly in the north have seen service levels decrease. In an effort to remain viable CUPW has been seeking support from northern municipalities regarding possible serviceRead More →

photo calendar

Capture the Peace Is Peace River defined by the river? What about it’s parks playgrounds? Or the change in seasons? Or is it something completely different? The Town of Peace River is once again putting together a photo calendar with images from local photographers. We want you to show us Peace River through your eyes, show us what visually represents Peace River in your mind. Images submitted will be used in our annual calendar, however, they will also be saved and used to promote the community as imagery used on our website, social media sites and other forms of advertising. This is an opportunity toRead More →