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Richard Froese South Peace News An opportunity is on tap to extend water service to more people in rural areas of Big Lakes County. Steps to expand drinking water were introduced in a draft policy presented to council at its…

Richard Froese South Peace News A public hearing will be held in Big Lakes County March 28 to get views from residents on allowing industrial camps. At its regular meeting Feb. 28, county gave first reading to land-use bylaw to…

Richard Froese South Peace News Regulations to locate sea cans in Big Lakes County have been finalized. At its regular meeting Feb. 28, council adopted a bylaw to regulate placement of the items. Although no submissions were received at the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Changes have been proposed for hamlet recreation and culture funding in Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Feb. 14, council tabled a proposed policy to its next regular meeting Feb. 28. “We have too…

Richard Froese South Peace News A policy for Big Lakes County to expand rural potable water services to residential and business properties has been presented to council. At its regular meeting Feb. 14, council tabled the draft policy to its…

Richard Froese South Peace News Draft area structure plans for Faust, Grouard and Joussard are ready to return for public review in April. At its regular meeting Feb. 28, Big Lakes County council was updated on public comments at open…

Richard Froese South Peace News Changes have been proposed for hamlet recreation and culture funding in Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Feb. 14, council tabled a proposed policy to its next meeting Feb. 28. “We have too many…

Richard Froese South Peace News Grants of more than $5.5 million have been awarded to Big Lakes County to cover some of the cost of a Joussard water project that have increased to almost $9.8 million. At its regular meeting…

Richard Froese South Peace News A position of bylaw enforcement officer for Big Lakes County is now a permanent role. At its regular meeting Feb. 14, council approved a motion by Faust Councillor Robert Nygaard that the one-year pilot position…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Big Lakes County has set aside $48,609 to send its nine councillors to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference in Halifax May 31 to June. However, if the cost of adding two staff members is…

Richard Froese South Peace News Permits required for sea cans on farms ignited sharp opposition by a Big Lakes County councillor during a public hearing. “If you put a sea can on a farm, it’s nobody’s business,” South Sunset House…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council is increasing its support for the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo. Council agreed at its Feb. 13 meeting to give the Elks $1,500 for fireworks in addition to the estimated $7,500…