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Big Lakes County briefs from meeting Feb. 13

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie and District Golf Club may get more funding from Big Lakes County for the next few years. But the struggling club has to present a feasible five-year business plan first. At its regular meeting…

1.Call to Order. 2.Adoption of Agenda. ……….a.Adoption of regular council meeting minutes Jan. 23, 2019 4.Action List. 5.Delegations ……….a.Medal Presentation – 10:15 a.m. ……….b.STARS – Glenda Farnden – 11 a.m. ……….c.Peace Country Beef and Forage Association – 11:30 a.m. ……….d.Enilda…
Grade 6 students thank councils for service

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Students of a High Prairie school are thankful for municipal councils. Big Lakes County council was thanked by Grade 6 students of St. Andrew’s School at its regular meeting Jan. 23. Franchesca Reyes and Tegan Laughlin…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has denied a request by Northern Lakes College to share costs to replace a stormwater culvert at the Grouard campus. At its regular meeting Jan. 23, county council received the request for information…
Outdoor rink back on thin ice

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News An outdoor ice rink in Grouard is back on thin ice. At its regular meeting Jan. 23, Big Lakes County council delayed a decision about the future of the rink that is unusable. The boards were…
Council’s Report – Setting the record straight

Brian Panasiuk, Mayor,Town of High Prairie The original plan for this article was to do a review of the accomplishments of the Town of High Prairie in 2018, however, with recent developments, council would like to use this article to…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie and District Golf Club is seeking a funding commitment from local municipalities for the next several years. A delegation from the golf club addressed Big Lakes County council at its meeting Jan. 23. “We…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council is standing behind its firemen and denying any suggestion it is disbanding its fire department. Council responded to comments on Facebook at its Jan. 22 meeting questioning the future of the department.…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County Fire Services will get two new trucks by the end of the year. At its regular meeting Jan. 23, county council supported recommendations to budget almost $800,000 for the new vehicles in the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County favours a project to replace an aging and vital bridge on Alder Ridge Road. But, council is not ready to commit funding. At its regular meeting Jan. 23, county council showed its support…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County council members will get paid a little more. At its regular meeting Jan. 23, county council adopted a policy to increase their monthly allowance to cover a change in federal taxation. The monthly…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is taking steps to buy provincial Crown land in Faust for future development. At its regular meeting Jan. 9, council authorized administration to apply for the land on the east side of the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Downtown revitalization remains a priority for the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce despite a funding request denied by town council. The chamber met Jan. 17 to discuss the request. “We need to break it…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie will join an inter-municipal subdivision and development appeal board. At its regular meeting Jan. 9, county council adopted a bylaw to create the regional board. Big Lakes…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Wild boars in Big Lakes County will remain under control. At its regular meeting Jan. 9, council renewed a wild boar containment agreement for another five years. “The agreement is focused on ensuring that commercial wild…