Clive council hears most property taxes paid on time

Clive village council heard that most property owners in the municipality paid their taxes on time. The report was made at the Sept. 11 regular meeting of council. Village Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Carla Kenney provided...

STAND raises $26,000 at Strathmore annual golf tournament

STAND Against Sexual Assault (STAND ASA) hosted their fourth annual golf tournament in Strathmore, the weekend of Sept. 9, raising money to support programs for sexual violence survivors.  According to Erin Brassard,...


‘Skills for Success’ unveils mural at Strathmore Library

A new mural, painted largely by residents of Strathmore, was unveiled at the Strathmore Municipal Library and Happy Gang building, Sept. 13.  The mural was created by participants of the Skills for Success program, which aims to...

Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

FCSS grants Council allocated $35,000 in the 2023 budget for community organizations for programs and such that qualify under the Family and Community Support Services mandate. The first round of grants happened back in April...

Province to fund a homeless shelter in Slave Lake

‘Huge win for the town’ says Mayor Ward After years of lobbying the province for help with the homeless situation, the Town of Slave Lake last week received some welcome news.“Thanks to advocacy from MLA Scott Sinclair,” says...

Grande Prairie looks at options to support daycares

The City of Grande Prairie wants to expand childcare spaces by attracting new providers, supporting staff recruitment and advocating local childcare needs to the province.  City administration and the mayor have been meeting...

Grande Prairie ‘Twinkle Star’ looks for volunteers

The Twinkle Star Project Inc. is looking for volunteers in the Grande Prairie region who are skilled crafters and knitters to help its basket project while adding volunteers from across the province.  Twinkle Star hopes to offer...

‘Women Building Futures’ is 25, 4 in Grande Prairie

Though Women Building Futures (WBF) is celebrating 25 years of ensuring women can start new careers in the trades or transportation industry, it says much more work is needed in the years ahead.  Nearly 3,000 women have...


McDonalds bid farewell to Hudson Bay grocery store after 65 years

The McDonald name is a familiar one in Hudson Bay. For 65 years the McDonald family served the community and operated the local grocery store. Now that era is coming to an end. McDonald’s Family Foods was started by Edna McDonald in 1958. Her son Larry McDonald took over in 1972. Larry’s son Glynn McDonald […] ...More

Whose dam is it anyway?

Dams in Virgil are in need of repairs, but who’s going to foot the bill? That’s a “million-dollar question,” says a Niagara-on-the-Lake councillor. Well, the question is worth closer to half a million.  Darren Mackenzie, the town’s director of public works, told the irrigation committee it would cost about $425,000 to repair the dams. The […] ...More

On Monday, federal politicians will return to Canada’s capital and pick up where they left off in June. Plenty of political distractions and grandstanding are sure to accompany politicians’ return to the House of Commons — but there are also incoming climate policies with a suite of repercussions. Some big-ticket items — like updates to Canada’s main […] ...More

 Southgate Council held its regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 6 in council chambers in Egremont, with all members in attendance. SVCA RE-JIGS FEES  Southgate will pay the same amount to the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority for services, but those fees have been re-distributed in keeping with provincial changes.  A separate agreement is now required for […] ...More

School gender reforms a ‘danger’: Indigenous leaders

The Assembly of First Nations is condemning the school gender identity policy changes in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan, arguing they violate Indigenous principles of self-determination and identity. Allan Polchies Jr., the chief of Sitansisk (St. Mary’s First Nation) in Fredericton and the New Brunswick representative for the assembly’s 2SLGBTQQIA+ Council, says the changes are dangerous […] ...More

Alcohol prohibition ‘not the solution in Nunavik,’ police chief says

Prohibition in communities is “not the solution” to Nunavik’s alcohol woes, police Chief Jean-Pierre Larose told regional councillors Tuesday. Larose, along with Deputy Chiefs Jean-Francois Morin and Shaun Longstreet, provided a nearly three-hour-long update about Nunavik Police Services activities to the Kativik Regional Government council. Alcohol-related topics, including bootlegging and drunk driving, took up a […] ...More

Norfolk County is poised to become the second municipality in Ontario to turn down Doug Ford’s offer of strong mayor powers. The Ford government has promised infrastructure funding to about 50 municipalities who agree to build a set number of houses, as dictated by the province.  Mayors in the participating cities would also be given the […] ...More

Northern Manitoba First Nations leaders continue to level complaints against an airline that travels to several remote and northern communities, and they say if things don’t change soon they may even ask the federal government to step in. During a media conference held last week, chiefs and band councillors in the Island Lake region, which […] ...More

Pride flag flies over City Hall

The Pride flag was hoisted high above City Hall today to launch North Bay Pride Celebrations, which run until Sunday, September 17th.  About a hundred people were there to support the event’s launch, including many event organizers, Michael Daze, Deputy Chief of North Bay Police Services, and Mayor Peter Chirico. “I’m excited to be a […] ...More

Peace River Rotaract extends welcome mat to new members

The Peace River Rotaract Club is hosting its annual general meeting on Sept. 21 and the club is hoping to welcome many new faces to its team. Vice president Louise McDonald says the club is a great way to get involved in the community and they have a super fun time together making the town […] ...More

Tofino’s extreme drought nearly dries up reservoir, forcing businesses to urgently conserve

By Alexandra Mehl Tofino, BC – It’s not uncommon for Tofino to go into water restrictions throughout the summer months given dryer weather conditions and an increase in visitor traffic. Kat Thomas, a counsellor for the District of Tofino, said that stage one is usually implemented at the beginning of each summer, though, this year […] ...More

Want some healthy eating? Try oats!

Over 15,000 pounds of oats are being given to Peace Country residents in upcoming weeks, as part of an initiative to promote the health values of eating oats. The initiative has been undertaken by Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA), Peace Region Economic Development Alliance (PREDA), Grain Millers, M.D. of Spirit River, and Save-On Foods. The […] ...More