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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…

Flashing green lights in vehicles should help firefighters respond faster Chris Clegg South Peace News When you see green flashing lights, pull over and you might help save the life of someone you know. It’s the biggest reason High Prairie town council…

Following is Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for May 18 to June 7: On May 18, I attended the Inter-municipal committee meeting to discuss joint concerns the town and county have in common. This committee builds good…

Town councillors wondering why county did not consult them before decision made Chris Clegg South Peace News A lack of respect is being cited as the reason one Town of High Prairie councillor voted against supporting the Big Lakes Invitational…

Richard Froese South Peace News Enilda’s old fire hall will continue to be leased to a local group. At its regular meeting April 27, Big Lakes County council passed a motion to maintain the current management arrangement with the Enilda…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie April 11, Councillor Donna Deynaka and I attended the Volunteer Appreciation event organized by Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services. This annual event is in recognition of the High Prairie and area…