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1.Call to Order. 2.Adoption of Agenda. 3.Adoption of Regular meeting minutes Aug. 22 4.Action List. 5.Delegation – Sebastien Dutrisac – Northern Sunrise County Agricultural Fieldman – 1 p.m. 6.Public Hearings ……….a.Land-Use Bylaw Amendment 17-2018 – 1:30 p.m. ……….b.Land-Use Bylaw Amendment…
Council Update – Esso lot negotiation continues

Brian Panasiuk, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Council Update August 21, 2018 Regular Meeting of Council MacKenzie Municipal Services Agency gave an update of the status of negotiating with Imperial Oil on beatification of the old Esso lot. The town…

Richard Froese South Peace News New visions for growth in Faust, Grouard and Joussard have been finalized by Big Lakes County. At is regular meeting Aug. 22, county council adopted area structure plans for the three hamlets following a quiet…

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to expand the Joussard fire hall and municipal services building will be revamped after tenders came in at more than twice the budgeted figure of $484,070. At its regular meeting Aug. 22, Big Lakes…

Richard Froese South Peace News Town of High Prairie has named five citizens to a short-term committee to rebrand the municipality. At its regular meeting Aug. 21, town council appointed John Fleming, Misty Gaudet, Sandy McDonald, Tina Oster- meier and…

Richard Froese South Peace News People wishing to use cannabis when it becomes legal Oct. 17 may have limited spaces in the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County. An outright ban in public places has been proposed by…
Plan to enhance old Esso lot progresses

Richard Froese South Peace News A vacant lot formerly occupied by an Esso gas station downtown High Prairie could become green space sooner rather than later. Preliminary plans for the site across from the Town of High Prairie office were…

Richard Froese South Peace News A new fire command vehicle has been purchased for the fire chief of Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Aug. 8, county council was informed of tenders awarded by administration, reported by Vic Abel,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Faust, Grouard and Joussard have plenty of potential to grow as presented in proposed area structure plans that go to public hearing Aug. 22 in Big Lakes County. “Invistec Consulting developed an extensive engagement strategy…

Richard Froese South Peace News Two fire halls in Big Lakes County are getting new boilers. At its regular meeting July 25, council approved a staff recommendation to replace the two boilers in the Faust and Grouard fire halls. “The…
PIC – Bissell honoured for long service

A councillor for Big Lakes County has been specially recognized for service to the fire service on Aug. 8. Enilda – Big Meadow Councillor Donald Bissell received a medal and certificate for more than 40 years of fire service in…

Richard Froese South Peace News Efforts to create a new official regional economic development alliance for the High Prairie and Slave Lake area are moving ahead with an optimistic outlook. Big Lakes County Reeve Ken Matthews reported on a meeting…

Richard Froese South Peace News Steps to create a government required inter-municipal development plan for Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie will start to take shape. At its regular meeting July 25, county council awarded a contract…
Sports Palace parking lot gets new surface

Chris Clegg South Peace News The parking lot at the Sports Palace is getting a new surface. Paving of the lot, which began last week, is costing $331,000 with a $20,000 contingency. Council decided to proceed with the project at…

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…