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(Open Forum – 11:45 a.m. to noon) 1.Call to Order. 2.Adoption of Agenda ……….a.Adoption of regular council meeting minutes April 10, 2019 4.Action List 5.Delegations ……….a.Sheila Willis – History Check Mobile App Impact Tourism 6.Public Hearings ……….a.Land-Use Bylaw Amendment 05-2019…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Three residents of Big Lakes County will serve on a regional subdivision and development appeal board. At its regular meeting April 10, county council appointed Peter Blacha, Cathy Hewko and Lloyd Marshall. Each completed the required…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Fire services for Peavine Metis Settlement are now provided by Big Lakes County Fire Services. At its regular meeting April 10, county approved a fire service agreement. “The intent of the agreement is to provide fire…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News County-owned land in Grouard is under review. At its regular meeting April 10, council set the terms of reference for a task force. “The scope of the task force is to identify potential lot consolidations and…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Most High Prairie homeowners may be looking forward to a minimal increase in taxes, and even possibly a decrease, in 2019. A 10 per cent increase in overall assessment [or about $30 million] has resulted in…

(Open Forum – 11:45 a.m. to noon) 1.Call to Order. 2.Adoption of Agenda……….a.Adoption of regular council meeting minutes March 27, 2019 4.Action List. 5.Delegations……….a.Phil Dirks – Metric Group LLP – 1 p.m. 6.Public Hearings 7.Staff Reports……….a.Chief Administrative Officer……….b.Director of Planning…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The use of golf carts at the Big Lakes Charity Golf Tournament Aug. 22 will again be covered by the Town of High Prairie. Council decided at its March 26 meeting to cover the $2,000 cost…
Old Enilda fire hall asking price: $1

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The old Enilda fire hall could soon become property of the Enilda and District Society for Recreation and Culture. At its regular meeting March 27, Big Lakes County council approved a recommendation to sell the property…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News An event that brings close to 1,000 people to town each year is getting financial support from High Prairie town council. The High Prairie Traditional Powwow is getting $2,000 from council with $1,000 earmarked for rent…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County will keep its deadline for organizations to apply for annual grants. At its regular meeting March 27, council approved a recommendation to maintain the Oct. 31 deadline. Some councillors expressed concern at previous…
Council getting tough on trash bins

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A new bylaw will be hitting High Prairie taxpayers in the pocketbook who are not diligent in their duties. High Prairie town council passed a bylaw at its March 26 meeting ordering citizens to remove their…

1.Call to Order. 2.Adoption of Agenda……….a.Adoption of regular council meeting minutes March 13, 2019 4.Action List. 5.Delegations……….a.High Prairie RCMP S/Sgt. Warren Wright – 11 a.m.……….b.Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association – 1 p.m. 6.Public Hearings – None 7.Staff Reports – None 8.Administration…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has clarified a policy for land owners to be exempt from herbicides sprayed beside their land. At its regular meeting March 13, council updated a policy from the Agricultural Service Board. “The requirement…

Chris CleggRichard FroeseSouth Peace News A Big Lakes County councillor says business in High Prairie is going down and needs more support from the county. “In my mind, the Town of High Prairie is dying,” Enilda – Big Meadow Councillor…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News -Big Lakes County tax deadlines may change Deadlines for Big Lakes County residents to pay property taxes could change in 2019. Council made first steps to adjust the current dates of June 30 and Dec. 31…