Minister of Transportation visits Peace River to view completion of new bridge

Alberta’s new Transportation Minister, Rajan Sawhney has been touring the Peace Country the last couple of weeks in order to meet with stakeholders in various communities. Last week, Minister Sawhney had met with stakeholders in the Peace River, Alta. community and was able to view the new bridge that has recently been finished.

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Town of Peace River bylaw repeal

Throughout 2020, the Town of Peace River staff had worked through, scanned, and indexed all of the Town of Peace River’s bylaws archive. These archives dated back nearly 100 years. While working through the bylaws, it came to attention that several bylaws were identified as in need of review. This is in order to determine whether or not certain bylaws are still relevant or if they needed to be repealed.

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Attraction and retention committee working hard to recruit medical professionals

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.

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Shaftesbury trail utility realignment project digital open house taking place on Mar. 18

Upon receiving a $6 million grant from the Building Canada Fund and partnered with the Town of Peace River’s Neighborhood Infrastructure Renewal Program, the Town will be upgrading sewer and water infrastructure in Lower West Peace and sewer main discrepancies affecting Lower West Peace and the Pines. Community members are encouraged to attend a digital open house to learn more about the Shaftesbury Trail Utility Realignment Project. The open house will be taking place on Mar. 18 at 7 p.m.

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