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Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council will have a few more days to decide whether or not to send a member to High Prairie Aboriginal Interagency meetings. Interagency co-chairs Cheryl Kachuk and Jamie Chalifoux wrote council with…
Charity golf tourney seeks new vision

Richard Froese South Peace News After five years, it appears the Big Lakes County Charity Golf Tournament will continue despite the organizing committee recommending it be terminated because of declining funding support and increased staff time. At its regular meeting…
Briefs from Big Lakes County council meeting Oct. 10

After five years, it appears the Big Lakes County Charity Golf Tournament will continue although the organizing committee recommends it be terminated because of declining funding support and increased staff time. At its regular meeting Oct. 10, county council tabled…
Whitefish turns sod on $2.3M hall

Chris Clegg South Peace News In less than a year, Whitefish Lake First Nation will be enjoying the comforts of a brand new $2.3 million community hall. “It’s a momentous day, a wonderful day,” said Chief Albert Thunder. “It’s been…

Richard Froese South Peace News A land-use services co-ordinator could be hired by Big Lakes County to deal with agricultural land issues. At its regular meeting Sept. 12, council directed administration to research costs and prepare to apply for an…

Richard Froese South Peace News Steps to mitigate flooding, protect streams and designate beach areas have been set at the top of the list for watershed management for Big Lakes County. At a special meeting Sept. 13, council set the…

Richard Froese South Peace News A bursary to attract local students to return home to work has been initiated by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Sept. 12, council approved a recommendation to establish a Return of Service Bursary,…

Richard Froese South Peace News When cannabis becomes legal on Oct. 17, Big Lakes County has opened the door for retail business. At its regular meeting Sept. 12, council adopted a bylaw after a somewhat quiet public hearing with some…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Welcome to Tolko Crescent! It’s now the honourary name given to one of the crescents in the Cornerstone development area north of E.W. Pratt High School. Council approved the request at its Sept. 11 meeting…

Richard Froese South Peace News A portable modular building could soon be located next to the Joussard Fire Hall to accommodate more office space. At its regular meeting Sept. 12, Big Lakes County council approved a recommendation to purchase and…
County commissions new pump station

Richard Froese South Peace News A new water pump station to serve the Kinuso area was officially commissioned by Big Lakes County during a special ceremony Sept. 7. Reeve Ken Matthews and Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee cut a…

Richard Froese South Peace News Partners and service areas have been set for a project led by Big Lakes County to upgrade broadband utilities. At its regular meeting Sept. 12, council agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding. “It’s to…

Richard Froese South Peace News Upgrades to the Grouard water system may come sooner than later under a federal infrastructure grant program that promotes efficiencies. At its regular meeting Sept. 12, Big Lakes County council directed administration to research project…

Richard Froese South Peace News Funding from the Town of High Prairie for the Little Smoky Recreation Area south of Falher has taken an uphill turn. At its regular meeting Aug. 21, town council received for information a request of…
County nets $45,000 for tourism assessment

Richard Froese South Peace News Funding of more than $40,000 has been awarded to Big Lakes County to hire a consultant to conduct a visitor-friendly assessment to boost tourism. A grant of $45,000 was approved by Alberta Culture and Tourism…