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Chris Clegg South Peace News If anyone was expecting a raucous to erupt at the town hall meeting on cannabis laws June 19, they were disappointed. A very civil and frank discussion of the issues occurred with few concerns over…
Upgrades ready to take off

Richard Froese South Peace News More and larger aircraft at the High Prairie Airport is expected, thanks to upgrades funded by the provincial government. Up to $720,695 for a new overlay of the runway was announced June 4 for Big…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has officially launched a business retention and expansion survey. The county wants to better understand the future plans and needs of local businesses and how business owners and managers view the community…

Site near Santa’s Workshop chosen over other locations Chris Clegg South Peace News A clock will be erected in the Civic Square in front of Santa’s Workshop later this year. Council decided on the location at its May 24 special…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Citizens of High Prairie and area are invited to the Citizen’s Barbecue June 29 from 11-2 p.m. Council discussed at length details of the event at a special meeting May 24. Debate centred around whether…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County appears to be ready to lead the charge to promote and develop tourism in the region. At its regular meeting May 23, council opened the door to be the leader under the…

Richard Froese South Peace News A preferred alignment for a proposed new waterline and truck fill for the Prairie Echo area has been determined by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting May 23, council supported a recommendation by administration…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has joined several northern Alberta rural municipalities urging the federal government to consult municipalities in the Species at Risk Act to protect caribou. At its regular meeting May 9, council approved a…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has renewed a service contract for development safety codes. At its regular meeting May 23, council approved a contract for Superior Safety Codes Inc. effective May 1 for a three-year term. The…

Richard Froese South Peace News Names of two more committed volunteers in Big Lakes County will be added to the Wall of Fame next month. Dianne Doerksen and Stella Sware will be honoured at a ceremony June 21 at the…

Richard Froese South Peace News A Big Lakes County councillor has been granted a short-term leave for health reasons. At its regular meeting May 23, council authorized the leave of Grouard Councillor Fern Welch to the end of June. The…

Chris Clegg South Peace News If all goes well, all streetlights in High Prairie will be converted to light-emitting diode [LED] before the end of summer. And, says ATCO Electric, town taxpayers will pay less money in the long run.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News If you want to have your say on selling cannabis in town, mark June 19 on your calendar. High Prairie town council will be holding a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. at the Gordon…

Richard Froese South Peace News Names of two more committed volunteers in Big Lakes County will be added to the Wall of Fame next month. Dianne Doerksen and Stella Sware will be honoured at a ceremony June 21 at the…
Graduating class of E.W. Pratt celebrates 2018 commencement

Richard Froese South Peace News Reaching a major educational milestone, 64 graduating students at E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie were in the spotlight during commencement ceremonies May 12. Every End is a New Beginning was the theme for…