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Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has joined a group of northwestern municipalities to fight the province’s effort to protect hundreds of hectares of land to save the caribou population. At its regular meeting Aug. 9, council approved…
Old Esso land could be green space

Richard Froese South Peace News Vacant land formerly occupied by an Esso gas station downtown High Prairie could become green space featuring a garden. At its regular meeting Aug. 8, Town of High Prairie council approved two recommendations by Mayor…

Richard Froese South Peace News Voters in Big Lakes County can cast their votes early in municipal elections this October. At its regular meeting July 26, council set an advanced poll for Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

Richard Froese South Peace News The question of allowing sea cans in hamlets in Big Lakes County will be decided in the coming months after consulting with residents. At its regular meeting July 26, council debated the pros and cons…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The future of the old High Prairie water treatment plant is up in the air now that it has been deemed to be of no use to council. But before a decision is made, council…
PIC – Last but not least…

Town of High Prairie Councillor Arlen Quartly, left, takes his oath while being sworn in as deputy mayor at council’s meeting July 25. Administering the oath is CAO Brian Martinson. Quartly wil seve as deputy mayor until the municipal election…
PIC – Couple honoured

Ron and Diane Ukrainetz were officially honoured by High Prairie town council July 11 when they were presented with the nameplates bearing their names destined for the High Prairie Citizens Monument. On Oct. 27, 2016, council made the decision to…

Richard Froese South Peace News A Joussard woman wants Big Lakes County to better patrol quads and ATVs roaring and speeding in the hamlet and to allow people to drive golf carts on local roads. At its regular meeting June…
PICs – County thanks residents

Big Lakes County hosted its annual barbecue June 22. County council and staff served the meal to several hundred people, who braved the cool, windy weather. The annual Wall of Fame induction ceremony highlighted the day.
County adds 3 to Wall of Fame

Richard Froese South Peace News Three women were honoured by Big Lakes County by having their names added to the Wall of Fame. The late Ruth Brassard, Diana Oliver and Anne Porisky were recognized for their service in a brief…
The Lesser Slave Watershed Council celebrates 10 years

On Friday June 16th people from all over the Lesser Slave Lake area met in Faust, Alberta for the Lesser Slave Watershed Council’s (LSWC) 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM). The meeting consisted of a review of the year’s activities, presented…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for the period of June 7-20: Beautification Tulip Celebration June 8, I attended a Tulip Celebration of the Sesquicentennial Garden.…

Richard Froese South Peace News A contract to replace a bridge and other work at Strawberry Creek has been awarded well under budget. At its regular meeting May 24, Big Lakes County awarded the tender to Carmacks Enterprises of Nisku,…

Richard Froese South Peace News An agreement for enhanced policing in Big Lakes County by the High Prairie RCMP has been renewed. At its regular meeting May 10, council approved the memorandum of understanding for the enhanced policing agreement that…

Richard Froese South Peace News Residents of the region will get an opportunity to voice their ideas and concerns. Big Lakes County has scheduled annual general ratepayers meetings for Faust on July 18 and Prairie Echo Hall on July 19.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Organizations and individuals wanting to appear as a delegation before Big Lakes County council are now required to complete an application form. At its regular meeting May 10, council approved a recommendation to approve the…