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Richard Froese South Peace News A contract to replace a bridge and other work at Strawberry Creek has been awarded well under budget. At its regular meeting May 24, Big Lakes County awarded the tender to Carmacks Enterprises of Nisku,…

Richard Froese South Peace News An agreement for enhanced policing in Big Lakes County by the High Prairie RCMP has been renewed. At its regular meeting May 10, council approved the memorandum of understanding for the enhanced policing agreement that…

Richard Froese South Peace News Residents of the region will get an opportunity to voice their ideas and concerns. Big Lakes County has scheduled annual general ratepayers meetings for Faust on July 18 and Prairie Echo Hall on July 19.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Organizations and individuals wanting to appear as a delegation before Big Lakes County council are now required to complete an application form. At its regular meeting May 10, council approved a recommendation to approve the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Talks on a plan for the Town of High Prairie to annex land from Big Lakes County in exchange for the airport continue. The matter was discussed between the parties at the inter-municipal committee meeting…
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…