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Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for Feb. 8-21: Community Health & Wellness Feb. 13, our team toured the new hospital. It was an extensive tour,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has chipped in funding for a new side-by-side all-terrain vehicle based at Kinuso fire hall. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, county council approved a recommendation by fire chief Leo Tobin, to…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council is not waiving almost $8,000 in 2016 outstanding taxes and penalties from Freson Bros. Council decided unanimously at its Feb. 14 meeting to deny the request, saying the error was not…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has rescheduled meetings for the next two months to allow council members to attend major conferences. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, council approved a staff recommendation to postpone its next meeting…
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…