Peace River Record Gazette

Peace River Record Gazette

Twenty years after École des Quatre-Vents opened its doors to students in the Peace Region, the Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest school will be getting a new building. On November 1, the province announced that 25 schools across Alberta would either received modernization upgrades or be replaced completely. École des Quatre-Vents and Harry Balfour School in Grande Prairie […]

11/13/2019 1:59:00 PM

The provincial government has said the Peace River Bridge twinning project is on track to be finished in fall 2020 and remains on budget heading into the winter construction season. The $150 million project started in 2017 and work on the intersections around the bridge, paving, in-river work and the launching and placing of steel […]

11/13/2019 12:44:46 PM

A program employing more than 60 firefighters trained to rappel into areas where new wildfires have begun is being scrapped by the UCP government as it looks to “modernize” the province’s wildfire response strategy. Former firefighters of the unit are criticizing the move, saying it will make it more difficult for crews to efficiently tackle […]

11/6/2019 6:17:08 PM

The P.E.A.C.E. Foundation will have just over six months to test-drive their new community outreach centre, following a decision from Town administration on Tuesday. The foundation was granted a temporary development permit for their downtown building after a months-long process to open the facility’s doors. There is a now an appeal period for residents to […]

11/6/2019 11:03:23 AM

Council started the regular council meeting by accepting a $30,000 personal donation from Toni and Bob Kinshella for the Baytex Energy Centre.  Next they accepted for information a draft terms of reference for the newly-established unsightly property appeal board.  The board was formed following the bylaw approval at the September 23 council meeting but the […]

11/6/2019 11:01:06 AM

An increase in the amount of homeschooled students registering in the district and the raising of Treaty 8 and Métis flags at schools were the main topics of discussion at the Peace River School Division’s (PRSD) October 17 meeting. Division superintendent Paul Bennett told the board that the PRSD had 3,085 students enrolled as of […]

10/30/2019 3:54:29 PM

With the release of Alberta’s provincial budget last week, Peace River’s UCP MLA Dan Williams said there are a few keys things his constituents should take away from it. “We introduced a budget that is exactly what we campaigned on: responsible spending within our means,” Williams said Thursday, Oct. 24 the day the budget was released […]

10/30/2019 3:53:57 PM

The Baytex Energy Centre, a project around five years in the making, had its official grand opening in Peace River on Saturday after 10 weeks of soft operations. The $23-million recreation facility saw the coalition of funding from four municipal districts, as well as a host of community donations and sponsors in order to reach […]

10/23/2019 11:44:37 AM