This piece is part of an on-going series entitled “Pondering Peace River’s Past,” or “Ponderings,” they’re researched and written by the Peace River Museum Archive and Mackenzie Centre’s researcher Beth Wilkins.  Ponderings appears in print in the Peace River Record-Gazette each week. We Remember Remembering is not always easy – memories not always pleasant – but memories – remembering is part of living – part of being – Lest We Forget. Indigenous men and women joined those of other backgrounds to enlist in the various conflicts in which we have been involved – to fight for – a country we call Canada – a landRead More →

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 →

(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 →

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 →