Peace River Record Gazette


Peace River Record Gazette

The Peace River community can look forward to celebrating Canada Day over the entirety of a week, instead of just one day. This is in order to allow for COVID-19 precautions and will take place from June 25, 2021, to July 2, 2021. The Town of Peace River has planned over the course of the […]

6/18/2021 5:09:47 PM

The most recent Ponderings brought us closer to awareness of some Indigenous Canadians and their inherent Cree language – Albertans and those from Saskatchewan, who played an important part in the Second World War. They were Code Talkers.   As we learned – the Cree language was one of several languages used to baffle the […]

6/15/2021 9:34:45 AM

Peter Tomkins Jr. died June 1970 in High Prairie, Alberta. His influence on Métis people and settlements on which they live has not. Last Ponderings, we left our enlightenment moments regarding Peter and his activism regarding Métis settlements with a look at a March 9, 2020, Chris Stewart, APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) interview with […]

6/10/2021 2:42:10 PM

The Town of Peace River council members held their regular Town Council meeting on May 25, 2021. Council had several requests for decisions, as well as a request for a letter of support from the Good Shepherd School. Under Unfinished Business, Council reviewed a request for a decision regarding a Fire Department Aerial Apparatus. This […]

6/10/2021 2:25:42 PM

Peter Tomkins Jr. died June 1970 in High Prairie, Alberta. His influence on Métis people and settlements on which they live has not. Last Ponderings, we left our enlightenment moments regarding Peter and his activism regarding Métis settlements with a look at a March 9, 2020, Chris Stewart, APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) interview with […]

6/7/2021 3:51:57 PM

We are well on our way to history of Peter Tomkins Jr. and his advocacy, along with that of others – Métis Famous Five – for the Métis people of Alberta and beyond. The intricacies of the all-important Ewing Commission, for which the Métis Famous Five – Felix Calliou (Callihoo], Joseph Dion, Jim Brady, Malcolm […]

6/1/2021 9:30:29 AM

We were introduced to Peter Tompkins (Tomkins) Sr. in the most recent Ponderings. Tompkins, as we learned was the first Dominion Land Agent at Grouard in 1909 and assisted with the building of Grouard’s first hospital – 18-bed St. Joseph’s – 1909-1933. From an article by Leah Dorion, we also learned he had a contract […]

5/24/2021 5:38:19 PM

With health care centres in rural areas suffering due to physician shortages, Peace River, Alta. has not seen a problem yet. Elaine Manzer who chairs the Peace Regional Healthcare Attraction and Retention Committee expressed that the committee works diligently every year to attract and retain healthcare workers to the Peace River hospital. The Peace Regional […]

5/24/2021 5:31:58 PM