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Town moves to scrap rec board

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Town of High Prairie is asking Big Lakes County to dissolve the High Prairie and District Regional Recreation Board. After an in-camera session at council’s April 11 meeting, they unanimously passed a motion that…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for March 8-21: Forestry Day at the Legislature March 7, Alberta Forest Products hosted a half-day workshop highlighting the industry…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The High Prairie and District Community Band is getting some money from High Prairie town council. Council agreed at its March 14 meeting to give the band $1,500 to support their music and for room…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for March 8-21. More to be published next week. AUMA Mayors Caucus March 7-8, I attended the Spring Mayor’s Caucus…
Town council ‘all in’ with support for hospital

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council is donating $10,001 plus the cost of three tables, or $1,200, for the High Prairie Community Charity Gala April 1. Council unanimously agreed at its March 14 to support the gala…
County extends support to STARS

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has extended its support to air ambulance service of STARS [Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society]. At its regular meeting March 15, council approved a recommendation to financially support STARS through an event…
County inviting input from public

Residents will have chance to respond to draft plans at a public hearing April 12 Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County’s recently-drafted municipal development plan and land-use bylaws will go to public hearing next month. At its regular…

Richard Froese South Peace News Doors on a proposed program to visit and gather information about businesses in the High Prairie area have been shut. At its regular meeting March 1, Big Lakes County approved a staff recommendation to deny…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie. Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for Feb. 8-21: Watershed Council meeting Feb. 9, I attended the LSWC regular board meeting in Kinuso. The LSLWC admin…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council has forgiven a Faust landowner for added costs caused by a water leak while a residence was unoccupied. At its regular meeting March 1, council approved a staff recommendation to forgive…

Richard Froese South Peace News A bylaw enforcement officer will be hired by Big Lakes County in the coming months on a one-year contract. At its regular meeting March 1, council adopted a bylaw to establish the new position. “Administration…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for Feb. 8-21: Community Health & Wellness Feb. 13, our team toured the new hospital. It was an extensive tour,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has chipped in funding for a new side-by-side all-terrain vehicle based at Kinuso fire hall. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, county council approved a recommendation by fire chief Leo Tobin, to…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council is not waiving almost $8,000 in 2016 outstanding taxes and penalties from Freson Bros. Council decided unanimously at its Feb. 14 meeting to deny the request, saying the error was not…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has rescheduled meetings for the next two months to allow council members to attend major conferences. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, council approved a staff recommendation to postpone its next meeting…