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Residents fed up with chronic problem Richard Froese South Peace News Residents frustrated about chronic flooding in the Buffalo Bay and Horse Lakes area near Grouard heard several solutions during Big Lakes County council meeting May 9. Alberta Environment and…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has confirmed a minimum cost of $20,000 for residents to connect to rural water service. At its regular meeting May 9, council approved a recommendation to allow connection to a maximum of…

Richard Froese South Peace News A cannabis retailer may set up shop in Kinuso if a local entrepreneur is approved to sell marijuana when it becomes legal in the coming months. Gerald Millett says he applied for a licence on…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A Grouard resident is one of three people appointed to serve on the Northern Lakes College board of governors until April 30, 2021. Fern Welch also serves as the Grouard councillor on Big Lakes County.…

Richard Froese South Peace News A waterline and truck fill for the Prairie Echo area has been estimated at $7.6 million. At its regular meeting May 9, Big Lakes County council was updated on the project by WSP Canada Inc.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has asked the Lesser Slave Watershed Council to reconsider the municipality’s role in a draft integrated watershed management plan. At it regular meeting April 25, county council approved a staff recommendation to…

Richard Froese South Peace News A lease agreement has been renewed by Big Lakes County between the former Faust Fire Hall and the hamlet recreation group. At its regular meeting April 28, council directed administration to sign and establish a…
Osmose clean-up plan progresses

Richard Froese South Peace News Work progresses to remediate contaminated land in Faust previously operated by the Alberta Osmose Wood Preservers Ltd. Plans were presented by Alberta Environment and Parks at an open house April 26 in Faust. “It’s all…

Richard Froese South Peace News Property taxes will overall be maintained by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting April 25, council adopted the tax bylaw. “The proposed 2018 tax bylaw does not propose any changes to municipal rates aside…

At least one local councillor thinks attending the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference in Halifax May 31 to June 3 is not worth the time and effort. At High Prairie town council’s Jan. 30 meeting, Donna Deynaka moved to accept…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Almost 63 per cent of people who filled out the Town of High Prairie’s survey last weekend are in favour of stores selling marijuana in High Prairie. Town council asked visitors at their booth at…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council has agreed to lobby the provincial government for additional services for Big Lakes County residents. At its regular meeting April 11, council showed its support after FCSS manager Louise Myre presented…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has been awarded a provincial grant of just over $170,000 to further grow and diversify its economy. Funding of $170,265 for the county was one of 62 grants approved April 9 through…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council is sponsoring a Peace regional fire fighting conference for the first time in its 20-year history. At its regular meeting April 11, council approved a recommendation to sponsor $200 for the…