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Richard Froese South Peace News A policy for Big Lakes County to expand rural potable water services to residential and business properties has been presented to council. At its regular meeting Feb. 14, council tabled the draft policy to its…

Richard Froese South Peace News Draft area structure plans for Faust, Grouard and Joussard are ready to return for public review in April. At its regular meeting Feb. 28, Big Lakes County council was updated on public comments at open…

Richard Froese South Peace News Changes have been proposed for hamlet recreation and culture funding in Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Feb. 14, council tabled a proposed policy to its next meeting Feb. 28. “We have too many…

Richard Froese South Peace News Grants of more than $5.5 million have been awarded to Big Lakes County to cover some of the cost of a Joussard water project that have increased to almost $9.8 million. At its regular meeting…

Richard Froese South Peace News A position of bylaw enforcement officer for Big Lakes County is now a permanent role. At its regular meeting Feb. 14, council approved a motion by Faust Councillor Robert Nygaard that the one-year pilot position…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Big Lakes County has set aside $48,609 to send its nine councillors to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference in Halifax May 31 to June. However, if the cost of adding two staff members is…

Richard Froese South Peace News Permits required for sea cans on farms ignited sharp opposition by a Big Lakes County councillor during a public hearing. “If you put a sea can on a farm, it’s nobody’s business,” South Sunset House…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council is increasing its support for the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo. Council agreed at its Feb. 13 meeting to give the Elks $1,500 for fireworks in addition to the estimated $7,500…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County will host its annual barbecues in June and July. At its regular meeting Feb. 14, council set the event for June 21 at the county administration site. “This event has seen great…

Spotlight Staff Recruits to serve on a new Alberta Advisory Council on the Francophonie are being welcomed by the provincial government. The council will help ensure the Franco- phone community, in all its geographical, cultural and demographic diversity, is represented…

Richard Froese South Peace News Joussard water project grants total $5.5 million Grants of more than $5.5 million have been awarded to Big Lakes Country to cover some of the cost of a Joussard water project that have increased to…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has officially declared a position to protect the environment to combat the progress of climate change and global warming. Council passed a resolution at its regular meeting Nov. 8 to show its…
Reeve’s Message – County updating hamlet plans

Ken Matthews, Reeve, Big Lakes County As we move into the New Year, the county is excited to wrap up a few projects including the new Kinuso pumphouse. Alberco Construction and M2 Engineering are planning to finish the project this…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A proposal to use taxpayers’ money for downtown improvements is on ice. High Prairie town council denied the idea at its Jan. 30 meeting from Councillor Brian Gilroy to place $14,000 in a downtown improvement…