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Watershed Council shares resources

By LSWC Staff Thanks to the TD Friends of the Environment Grant the Lesser Slave Watershed Council has been able to provide five schools within our watershed with interactive magnetic boards that highlight different activities happening in our region; including…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County could soon step up alcohol and drug testing for its employees. At its regular meeting Dec. 14, council approved a recommendation to forward proposed changes to its drug testing policy to human…
Watershed office relocates

Richard Froese South Peace News The Lesser Slave Watershed Council has moved its office in High Prairie. Council relocated to 52 Avenue by the Lawrence Apartments. The office is now accessible by ground level, instead of the upper floor at…
Driftpile band council submits to voluntary drug testing

Chris Clegg South Peace News Trying to set a new standard and gaining the trust of its membership are the main reasons the newly-elected Driftpile First Nations band council submitted to drug testing in early January. “We’re trying to set…
Lesser Slave Lake facing likely change

Big Lakes County reeve fears loss of riding Richard Froese South Peace News Boundaries of many electoral divisions in Alberta will be altered for the next provincial election that must be held on or before May 31, 2019. Lesser Slave…

Richard Froese South Peace News A regional event to celebrate Canada Day on the nation’s 150th birthday next year is being planned by the county and town. At its regular meeting Nov. 23, Big Lakes County council supported an application…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The unsightly barricades on the north side of the High Prairie Post Office face an uncertain future. Some councillors want the barricades removed, and the sooner the better. Councillor Michael Long called the barricades “butt…

Richard Froese South Peace News Residents in the eastern part of Big Lakes County can have their say on concerns they may have about health effects of the Swan Hills hazardous treatment plant. That was outlined by Keepers of the…
County welcomes new CAO Brideau

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County welcomes Roy Brideau as the new chief administrative officer who started Nov. 7. “I am pleased to join the Big Lakes County team,” Brideau says in a news release from the county.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Town of High Prairie peace officers will continue to patrol in the Falher, McLennan and Donnelly regions. Council decided at its Oct. 25 meeting to provide the service for $105 per hour to the end…
Town council chats with economic shadow minister

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie town council discussed priorities and concerns about economic development with an MLA with the Official Opposition Wild- rose Party on Oct. 19. Improvements to transportation and communications infrastructure were top priorities council shared…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council has taken a tough stand against a long-time local family despite a few councillors saying they could be in the wrong. Wayne Konelsky attended council’s Sept. 13 meeting objecting to an…
PIC – Donation ‘all heart’

Big Lakes County presented Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation area manager Margaret Bell, third from right, with a cheque for $15,000 on Sept. 28. Proceeds were raised at the third annual Big Lakes Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 20. Also,…

Chris Clegg South Peace News   How to regulate the potential licencing of medical marijuana facilities in High Prairie was on councillors’ minds July 12. CAO Brian Martinson presented a report to council. In it, Martinson said medical marijuana is…