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PICs – Testing continues

Testing and monitoring for contamination at the old Esso lot in central High Prairie continued all last week from April 10-13. Imperial Esso regularly tests the site to monitor progress on contamination. High Prairie town council is anxious to see…

Richard Froese South Peace News A new truck for Big Lakes County’s fire chief may arrive in 2018 instead of 2019 as scheduled. At its regular meeting April 11, council tabled a recommendation to include $67,100 in the 2018 final…

Richard Froese South Peace News A funding request denied previously by Big Lakes County for roof repairs to the Big Meadow Community Hall has officially been turned down. At its regular meeting March 28, council approved a recommendation by administration…

Reeve fearful of precedent Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has provided money to the Swan Hills Minor Hockey Association that the reeve believes is stepping on thin ice. At its regular meeting March 28, council approved a…

Richard Froese South Peace News A contract to construct a water reservoir in Enilda has been awarded at just over $800,000 by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting March 28, council awarded the tender for $812,000 plus GST to…
County, town brace for flooding

Richard Froese South Peace News Flooding and high water could hit some areas in the region as a high snowpack melts in the coming weeks of spring. Big Lakes County faces the higher potential for local flooding while the impact…

Richard Froese South Peace News Upgrades to the High Prairie Airport and two roads near Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park could be grounded or delayed after designated grant funding was reduced in the March 22 provincial budget. Big Lakes County Reeve…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has been awarded a provincial grant of just over $170,000 to further grow and diversify the economy. Funding of $170,265 for the county was one of 62 grants through the Community and…

1.Call to Order. 2.Additions to Agenda 3.Adoption of Agenda. 4.Adoption of Regular meeting minutes March 28 5.Action List. 6.Delegation – Ryan Herben, Shaw’s Point Resort – 1:30 p.m. 7.Staff Reports ……a.Director of Corporate Services ……b.Director of Planning and Development ……c.Director…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County may top up funding to aid a local organization to repair a leaking roof on a community hall. At its regular meeting March 14, council directed administration to obtain more information about…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council continues to debate how to most effectively extend water to more rural properties. At its regular meeting March 14, council discussed whether to connect to the property line or to the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Tourism service in Big Lakes County may get evaluated under a visitor-friendly assessment in the coming months. At its regular meeting March 14, council approved an administration recommendation to apply for funding of $45,000 from…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County will not be building a road bridge to a private residence at a cost that could reach $1 million. At its regular meeting Feb. 28, council received for information a report from…