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Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council has forgiven a Faust landowner for added costs caused by a water leak while a residence was unoccupied. At its regular meeting March 1, council approved a staff recommendation to forgive…

Richard Froese South Peace News Two people charged with first-degree murder in connection with the sudden death of an Atikameg man in January returned to court last week. Ivy Ardis Laboucan, 40, of Atikameg, and Blake Dwight Anderson, 21, of…
SARDA outlines objectives and vision for the future

Tom Henihan Spotlight SARDA’s AGM and Extension Event took place on February 21 from 8.30 am to 3pm at the Centre Chevaliers in Falher. The new board appointed at the meeting consists of Audrey Gall, (Chairman) – Brianne Brault (Vice…

Richard Froese South Peace News A provincial hockey championship in High Prairie this month isbeing supported by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting March 1, council approved a request to sponsor $1,000 for the Alberta Midget Female B Tournament…
Burning permits required

Alberta wildfire season began March 1 Richard Froese South Peace News Wildfire season began March 1 and citizens are reminded to be safe with their fires in the outdoors. Fire permits are required for any type of burning in the…

Richard Froese South Peace News A bylaw enforcement officer will be hired by Big Lakes County in the coming months on a one-year contract. At its regular meeting March 1, council adopted a bylaw to establish the new position. “Administration…
PIC – ‘Hair’ raising matter!

Diesel Willier gets ‘juiced’ during a recent visit from Science in Motion at High Prairie Elementary School. The lesson was on static electricity. Science in Motion is from Telus World of Science in Edmonton.

Chris Clegg South Peace News Jeff Burgar is the new president of the High Prairie and District Sports Complex Society. Burgar was the only person who allowed his name to stand during elections at the annual general meeting March 1…
High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show coming in April

Mac Olsen Spotlight All outdoor enthusiasts and the general public are invited to the annual High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show. It will be held in the Sports Palace, Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre and curling rink during April 22-23. The…
Fundraising gala for hospital April 1

Richard Froese South Peace News The opening of the new High Prairie Health Complex will be celebrated at the High Prairie Community Charity Gala on April 1. The gala comes as Alberta Health Services plans to start moving into the…

FCSS medical bus to begin service Richard Froese South Peace News A small van taking seniors to medical appointments in Grande Prairie is scheduled to roll out in a few weeks. The Big Lakes County Transportation Program, operated by Big…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Tolko and High Prairie and area officials are anxiously playing the waiting game. High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox reported at council’s Feb. 28 meeting that Tolko has not officially received their FMA extension. The news…
PICs – Zirkas delight seniors

The High Prairie Zirka Dancers performed at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie on Feb. 17, much to the delight of residents. About 18 dancers in junior, intermediate, and senior classes performed during the 30-minute show. The dancers are preparing for…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Unless he has a change of heart, the Town of High Prairie’s Sesquicentennial Committee will be soon be short another member. Councillor Brian Gilroy announced at council’s Feb. 28 meeting he will be resigning at…
Women’s shelter impacts lives over history

By Joyce Badger, chair of the board, Sucker Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter (Board chair Joyce Badger presented the history of the shelter in her speech.) It is a great pleasure to see you all here as we celebrate 25 years…

Richard Froese South Peace News Random drug testing for Big Lakes County employees will not occur under a new substance abuse policy. At its regular meeting March 1, county council adopted a new policy to replace the former alcohol and…