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Runway upgrades ready to take flight

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to upgrade the runway at High Prairie Airport have been assured by Big Lakes County after a valued user expressed a serious concern to council. At its regular meeting Nov. 28, council responded to…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County will employ an intern for several months in the next two years. At its regular meeting Nov. 28, council learned it has been approved to host an intern in the 2019-20 municipal…

Richard Froese South Peace News A longtime church- owned cemetery in Kinuso will soon become property of Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Nov. 28, council approved a recommendation by administration to take over the ownership of the Swan…
Residents have their say

Richard Froese South Peace News Residents have offered a variety of ideas for the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County to help create an inter-municipal development plan. About 10 citizens helped shape an IDP for an area surrounding…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Forest Products has been commended by Big Lakes County council for its role in the local economy and the region. At its regular meeting Nov. 28, council was updated on operations by general…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Forest Products has been commended by Big Lakes County council for its role in the local economy and the region. At its regular meeting Nov. 28, county council was updated about operations by…
Shared vision offered for town-county fringe

Richard Froese South Peace News Residents offered a variety of ideas for the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County to create an inter-municipal development plan (IDP). About 10 citizens helped shape an IDP for an area surrounding the…

Richard Froese South Peace News More residents and properties in Grouard could be getting water and sewer services under a Big Lakes County project. At its regular meeting Nov. 14, county council directed administration to research and apply for grants…

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to extend a water line to the Triangle area will soon go to tender. At its regular meeting Nov. 14, council approved a recommendation to proceed to designs prepared by Teckera Civil Engineering Consultants…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council will prepare interim operating and capital budgets for 2019 without any official suggestions from residents. Council invited the community to submit requests and priorities during a 30-minute timeslot at it regular…

County moves to take over community facility Richard Froese South Peace News An outdoor ice rink built in Grouard last year will be taken over by Big Lakes County for the short term. At its regular meeting Nov. 14, council…

Richard Froese South Peace News The annual Big Lakes County Charity Golf Tournament will continue for at least one more year. At its regular meeting Nov. 14, council set the sixth annual charity event for Aug. 22, 2019. “The benefits…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Concerns over the future of garbage pickup in High Prairie are being addressed behind the scenes by town council. Starting Dec. 3, Green For Life Environmental will be picking up trash. The company has already…

Chris Clegg South Peace News They are already all around town and it signals the start of a new way to collect residential trash in High Prairie. Starting Dec. 3, Green For Life Environmental will be picking up trash. The…

Richard Froese South Peace News Residents are welcomed to offer suggestions as Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie draft a new inter-municipal development plan. Several opportunities have been planned for citizens in both municipalities to engage in…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has officially endorsed the updated Lesser Slave Integrated Watershed Management Plan. At its regular meeting Oct. 10, council supported the plan as presented and discussed with the Lesser Slave Watershed Council at…