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Food and beverage establishments deal with a huge revenue decline due to pandemic closures
Over the past year, the food and beverage industry has been suffering immensely due to ongoing closures and restrictions that have made it difficult for this industry to operate in full. J’s Java Domain in Peace River has been a food and beverage establishment that has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Town council will be updating cemetery bylaw
During the Town of Peace River regular council meeting that took place on Feb. 8 included discussions about the approval of Bylaw No. 2082, which is a bylaw for the maintenance, management, control, and operation of the Town of Peace River’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery. This information was presented as a request for decision to council.
Local fitness centres struggling with ongoing and tighter COVID-19 restrictions
With gyms and fitness centres still facing extreme restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners of these facilities are becoming more and more frustrated as restrictions are lifted in other areas, but still heavy when regarding places of fitness. Heidi Dube, owner of Lift Fitness in Peace River is feeling frustrated as her business keeps having to close and more restrictions make it difficult to provide services to people that frequent Lift Fitness.
Chamber president reflects on busy year, Davis Business Awards distributed
During the last week in January, the Peace River and District Chamber of Commerce distributed several Davis Business Awards as well as held as their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Several local businesses were commemorated on a variety of accomplishments such as excellence in customer service and the like.
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Quilters being called to help beautify utility boxes in Peace River
The Town of Peace River is looking to beautify utility boxes throughout the community. Previously, the Town had asked for submissions of art to wrap the utility boxes. This time, the Town is asking for submissions of photographs of quilts, pieced by local artists.
Mighty Max doughnuts provide a learning opportunity for Nampa public school students
The beginning of the month brought doughnuts to the students at Nampa Public School. Nampa School Enhancement Society (NSES) purchased “Mighty Max” doughnuts for the students and staff to support the Mighty Max fundraiser. Dana Butz had been in charge of arranging the distribution and delivering of the doughnuts.
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‘Snow Angels’ volunteers shovel snow for people with low-mobility
This winter, the Town of Peace River began a snow removal project named “Snow Angels”. This project was created to assist both seniors and those with mobility issues in the removal of snow and ice from their property. The “Snow Angels” project relies entirely on the hard work of volunteers.
Mayor states it took courage for council to mandate masks in 2020 year-end review
Mayor Tom Tarpey acknowledged that 2020 was a tough year all around for everyone but does not think it was any harder or easier for the Town of Peace River. Despite this, he would still put the year 2020 in the “tough year” category.
Peace River-Westlock MP looks back on 'crazy year'
Member of parliament (MP), Arnold Viersen for the Peace River-Westlock riding wished his constituents a Happy New Year as well as a Merry Christmas during a phone interview with the Peace River Record-Gazette to discuss his year-end review. Viersen discussed some of his greatest achievements this year, including his work to abolish human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Fill the Boot campaign supports Muscular Dystrophy Canada
For over 30 years, Peace River Fire Fighters have been supporting Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) through the “Fill the Boot” campaign. Since 1970, Peace River Fire Fighters have raised $73,000 in support of MDC. This group of fire fighters in the community of Peace River are committed to participating in this campaign every year, and despite the pandemic have chosen to participate this year.
Nampa students host virtual Christmas tree auction in support of local charity
Students at Nampa Public School had kept busy making ornaments to adorn Christmas trees that had been auctioned off with proceeds going to In the Woods Animal Rescue. Their Festival of Trees auction was held virtually, and bidding closed at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 17.
Town to extend temporary outdoor patio and retail space pilot project
The Town of Peace River council members were presented with a request for decision regarding the boulevard tree policy. Council had also received a briefing note regarding expanding the temporary outdoor patio and retail space pilot project into 2021.