Peace River Record Gazette

Peace River Record Gazette

People, organizations and businesses are supporting each other amidst the upheaval from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the local Peace River branch of Telus Communications, has jumped on board to do the same. “We heard the local food banks from Peace River and Grimshaw were struggling trying to meet demands,” said Tabitha Olson, Telus field support manager, Peace […]

4/8/2020 10:04:59 AM

Rivers are a beautiful sight but with spring approaching, the resulting jams of ice and trees and other debris can make them a dangerous place to be. “The big message is ‘Stay off the ice – stay off the river completely,’” Peace River and County of Northern Lights Fire Chief Tim Harris said. “Keep your […]

4/8/2020 10:01:07 AM

As an essential and critical service for the community, the Peace River Fire Department is balancing that service with COVID-19 protocol. “We’re taking steps to minimize contact with each other to minimize the spread of COVID-19,” said Tim Harris, fire chief/manager of protective services with the Peace River Fire Department and regional fire chief with the County […]

4/8/2020 10:00:58 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing people’s lives day to day, and businesses are feeling the hit. “What we’re trying to do is help businesses with the changes, stay up to date,” said Ramona Thoma, executive director, Peace River & District Chamber of Commerce. “It changes daily.” Thoma watches webinars about a variety of subjects including […]

4/1/2020 11:57:53 AM

Amidst the chaos of the Covid-19 pandemic, staff at  Peace River Veterinary Services is working with Covid-19 protocols to provide as much assistance as they can to the public. “It’s important to know our clinics are following advised protocol from Alberta Health Services (AHS), the Alberta and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations,” said Becky Taylor, RVT, […]

4/1/2020 11:35:31 AM

At the March 23 Peace River town council meeting, there was a lot of discussion about the town’s budget and taxes, and different ways to help lighten the financial load on Peace River residents. “Council is aware of the trials and tribulations,” councillor Don Good pointed out. “Sometimes there’ s a sense of separation between […]

4/1/2020 11:34:15 AM

Students of the Peace River School Division can access mental health support if they find they are not coping well with the unexpected changes revolving around the COVID-19 pandemic. Learning outcomes have also been reprioritized to reflect what is manageable for students working from home. If online learning opportunities are not possible, schools will offer […]

3/30/2020 1:44:24 PM

Update: At 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, Peace Regional RCMP notified the public they have located Joshua Riley Okemow safe.  Peace Regional RCMP are looking for the public’s help in locating 27-year-old Joshua Riley Okemow. Okemow, a resident of Peerless Lake, Alta., was last seen driving a grey Chevrolet Silverado truck in Peace River’s […]

3/25/2020 3:06:04 PM