Pre-tender meetings and consultations have been completed and the Peace Region’s newest recreation destination remains on schedule. The next step will be to issue tender documents in late-winter 2017.Read More →

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February 1, 2017 11:32am: Shortly after 9 am this morning Peace River and County of Northern Lights Fire Crews were called to the scene of a structure fire at the Dixonville School.Read More →

Best One Yet Over 90 grandparents adopted through Peace River FCSS program. In an unprecedented show of holiday cheer the community of Peace River adopted over 90 grandparents this year setting a new record and nearly doubling the number of adopted grandparents from last year. Each year, Peace River Family Community Support Services pair up donated gifts with seniors in need. In its inaugural year the program helped brighten up the holidays for almost 30 seniors, over the next few years it grew incrementally. Last year, with just over 50 seniors adopted, staff began wondering how much more it could grow, to be blunt, TownRead More →

(Gordon and Barbara Drummond, are pictured in the Town of Peace River Council Chambers after receiving the Award of Excellence in Employment on Monday December 12, 2016.) Leading By Example Local business owners honoured for improving accessibility for their employees. During a ceremony at Town Hall on December 12  Gordon and Barbara Drummond were given the Premier’s Council Award of Excellence in Employment. They won for the advocacy work they have done for Peace River’s disability community and their families. They are well-known for their generosity and commitment, particularly for people with developmental disabilities. For many years Gordon and Barbara have provided a wide range ofRead More →

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New Fire Chief December 15, 2016 We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Tim Harris to Manager of Protective Services/Fire Chief. Tim has been with the Fire Department for over 20 years, we are excited about the wealth of experience he will bring to his new role. Shortly after his official promotion Harris and PRFD responded to a vehicle fire along 98 Street in Peace River, which was called in at about 3:30am. After that fire was extinguished  the department was called to a kitchen fire at the Best Canadian Motor Inn downtown, grease had ignited and smoked out the restaurant. The department wasRead More →

( Members of the Royal Canadian Legion and RCMP outside of the Legion for Remembrance Day, year unknown, source Peace River Museum Archives.) Poppy History & Proper Poppy Etiquette We wear a poppy in the days leading up to Remembrance Day, or Armistice Day, as an outward symbol of thanks, and appreciation to those who fought for our freedom. Noted as a reminder of the enduring flower that grew amongst the graves and fields in the significant poem by Canadian Doctor John McCrae, ‘…the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row…’ These flowers grow wild in northern France and Belgium and watch over theRead More →

“Pride, Professionalism, Skill, and Integrity” -Fire Department Motto New Firefighters Welcomed November 16, 2016 For more than a century we have relied on our fire department to keep Peace River safe and last night 15 new recruits were welcomed. In a special evening ceremony held at the main fire hall in downtown Peace River on Tuesday November 15, members of the Peace River and County of Northern Lights Fire Department gathered to celebrate the successes of their new recruits. These new firefighters successfully passed our department’s training program and were welcomed as fully responding members of the Peace River and County of Northern Lights FireRead More →

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 →