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Water connection fees equal across county Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has expanded its rural water policy that was adopted last spring. At its regular meeting Aug. 8, council rescinded the old policy and replaced it with…
Water council clarifies drinking water okay

Richard Froese South Peace News High levels of fecal coliforms in Prairie River reported in early June pose no risk to human consumption. “High levels of fecal coliforms in the West Prairie River did not contaminate municipal drinking water,” assures…
County establishes protocol with LSWC

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has been assured by the Lesser Slave Watershed Council that the county will be notified of concerned results of surface water testing. At its regular meeting Aug. 8, county council was told…

Richard Froese South Peace News When cannabis (marijuana) becomes legal on Oct. 17, Big Lakes County appears to be closed for business. At its regular meeting Aug. 8, council set a public hearing for Sept. 12 after giving first reading…

Richard Froese South Peace News Applications for minor development in the direct control district in Big Lakes County will no longer need the blessing from council. At its regular meeting July 25, county council approved a recommendation that applications related…

Richard Froese South Peace News Reports of fecal coliform contaminating drinking water in the West Prairie River in early June has drawn concern from Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting July 25, council tabled a decision to partner with…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Saving the old water treatment plant from the wrecking ball appears to be the direction which High Prairie town council is leaning. A decision to repurpose the old plant at a cost of $110,000 was…

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans for future growth in the hamlets of Faust, Grouard and Joussard will be up for discussion for residents later this month. Bylaws for draft area structure plans will be presented at a public hearing…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A request to donate almost 200 pens and small notepads to a local church group evolved into a discussion of the separation of church and state at High Prairie town council’s meeting July 24. Sue…

Richard Froese South Peace News Motorists driving in Joussard on Peace River Ave may have to soon slow down. At its regular meeting July 25, Big Lakes County council passed the first two readings to a bylaw to reduce the…

Cat attack has resident fuming Chris Clegg South Peace News A High Prairie man attacked by a stray cat in his yard spent several days in hospital for treatment of his injuries. Andy Bruneau vented his frustrations at High Prairie…

Chris Clegg South Peace News By the strict letter of the law, Town of High Prairie councillors will no longer be required to provide written reports at council meetings. The workload lessened after council amended its procedural bylaw at its…
Be unique, Municipal Experts tells town

Chris Clegg South Peace News The CEO of the company contracted to provide input into a rebranding of High Prairie says the town has to come up with something unique to promote itself. “One of the things I try to…

NLC, HPSD ‘made their own mess’, says Long Chris Clegg South Peace News There are no plans to attempt to rekindle the Integrated Northern Lakes College Campus project, at least as far as High Prairie town council is concerned. “I…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Is High Prairie’s logo and efforts to promote itself getting stale? Most of town council appears to think so, and are prepared to go all-in on a rebranding effort including a new logo and slogan.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Here are briefs from the Big Lakes County council meeting July 25. -Water Quality Reporting of fecal coliform contaminating drinking water in the West Prairie River in early June has drawn concern from Big Lakes…