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Chris Clegg South Peace News Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox is facing a challenge from current Councillor Brian Panasiuk in the race for the mayor’s chair in the Oct. 16 municipal election. Meanwhile, the other five councillors are…

Editor’s note: South Peace News was provided with an updated list of candidates for the East Prairie Metis Settlement election Oct. 16. Below is the updated list: East Prairie Metis Settlement [Chair elected from within council] [5 to be elected]…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council appears to be split on the issue of climate change. At its regular meeting Aug. 30, council marginally accepted an opportunity to have a one-day workshop to study climate change. It…
Some councillors feel snubbed

Lack of input on Integrated College Campus has some members fuming Chris Clegg South Peace News Plans to build an Integrated College Campus in High Prairie are proceeding without input from town council. And some councillors are very unhappy about…

Richard Froese South Peace News A proposal to lower speed limits in hamlets has hit a speed bump. At its regular meeting Sept. 13, Big Lakes County council tabled third reading for a draft bylaw to decrease the speed limit…

Editor’s note: Following is the official list of the candidates in the municipal elections. Town of High Prairie Candidates for Mayor [1 to be elected] 1. Linda Cox 2. Brian Panasiuk Candidates for Council [6 to be elected] 1. Ross…
Mayor’s Report – August 16 to September 5, 2017

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report to council for Aug. 16 to Sept. 5. In keeping with policy, should Cox decide to seek re-election, her column…

Chris Clegg South Peace News   High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox is the only incumbent so far to officially declare her candidacy for mayor in the Oct. 16 municipal election. Meanwhile, at least five of the incumbent councillors are seeking…

Richard Froese South Peace News Tenders have been awarded for three water projects in Big Lakes County that will include support from government funding. At its regular meeting Aug. 9, council approved a tender for engineering services for the Joussard…

Richard Froese South Peace News Advance voting will be offered for electors in the Town of High Prairie for elections in October. At its regular meeting Aug. 8, council approved a recommendation by administration to set the advance poll for…
Slow down in hamlets in Big Lakes County

Richard Froese South Peace News Speed limits could soon be the same in hamlets in Big Lakes County, and lower in some hamlets. At its regular meeting Aug. 9, council gave first two readings to a bylaw to lower the…

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…