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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has approved the first cultural and recreation operating grant of the year. At its regular meeting May 22, council approved a cultural/recreation operating grant to the Joussard Community Association for $35,924. Reeve Richard…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of High Prairie has recognized 96 citizens to date for exceptional community service. Who will be the next? Council is accepting nominations from the public for the Outstanding 2019 Citizen until June 7 at…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is committing funding to build the beef industry. At its regular meeting May 22, council approved a funding request of $30,000 from the Peace Country Beef and Forage Association. Council is eager to…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County officials will soon meet with new ministers of the provincial United Conservative Party government. At its regular meeting May 22, council approved meetings with new Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn and nine…

Talks to build mutiplex renewed after IDP cites need to plan Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Talks of building a multiplex in High Prairie are back on the table. Big Lakes County council was urged to support the facility which is…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News There will be two, not one, municipal barbecues again this year. High Prairie town council decided at its meeting May 14 to hold its annual municipal barbecue June 28, the Friday before the Canada Day long…

(Open Forum – 11:45 a.m. to Noon) 1.Call to Order. 2.Adoption of Agenda ……….a.Adoption of regular council meeting minutes May 8, 2019 4.Action List 5.Delegations ……….a.John Paddon – 1 p.m. 6.Public Hearings – None 7.Staff Reports – None 8.Administration ……….a.Triangle…
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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie are ready to finalize an inter-municipal development plan. At its regular meeting May 8, county council gave first reading to bylaw 09-2019 for the IDP. A public…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Upgrades to the airport and building projects top the Big Lakes County capital budget of just over $24 million in 2019. At its regular meeting April 24, council adopted a capital budget of $24,046,050. New work…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has appointed five weed and pest inspectors. At its meeting May 8, council named Lacey Goetz, Eva King, Kathy Levesque, Kate Lovsin and Brandon McNabb. They will conduct weed and pest inspections under…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has approved its 2019 operating budget at just over $33 million. At its regular meeting April 24, council adopted a budget of $33,078,946, up from $32,086,936 from 2018. “It indicates we’re in good…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Mill rates in Big Lakes County are up slightly. At it regular meeting April 24, council adopted a bylaw to increase the mill rates for property taxes. “How that will affect each property, we don’t know,”…

(Open Forum – 11:45 a.m. to noon) 1.Call to Order. 2.Adoption of Agenda……….a.Adoption of regular council meeting minutes April 24, 2019 3.Action List. 4.Delegations – None 5.Public Hearings – None 6.Staff Reports……….a.Director of Corporate Services……….b.Director of Planning and Development……….c.Director of…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News An outdoor ice rink in Grouard will be restored or removed in the coming weeks. Big Lakes County will ask the Grouard Seniors’ Association if it is willing to upgrade the rink that collapsed over the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A suggested plan to protect a forested area south of Faust has been nixed by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting April 24, council received a staff report about the proposal for information thereby killing…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Changes to celebrate National Volunteer Week in Big Lakes County are planned to possibly honour more volunteers. Council and staff shared ideas and concerns at its regular meeting April 24, after Volunteer Week, held April 7-14.…