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Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County residents can put in their two cents worth as council prepares to finalize an interim budget for 2020. At its regular meeting Nov. 27, council set a special budget meeting for Dec.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to improve broadband communications in the Big Lakes County region are being scaled back to a pilot project. At its regular meeting Nov. 27, council approved a motion to focus on the pilot project…
County lowers speed limit in Joussard

Richard Froese South Peace News Motorists travelling in Joussard will now have to slow down on more streets. At its regular meeting Nov. 27, Big Lakes County council adopted a bylaw to lower the speed limit to 40 km/hr on…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County is supporting three requests from High Prairie area organizations. At its regular meeting Nov. 27, council committed $1,000 to the High Prairie Horseshoe Club to host the 2020 Western Canadian Classic set…

Susan Thompson South Peace News A letter from Big Lakes County asking the Town of High Prairie for funding to help pay the deficit at the Little Smoky Ski Area was all a misunderstanding, according to the reeve of the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Rural residents in an area north of Kinuso will soon get upgraded water services provided by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Nov. 27, council approved the Kinuso water servicing realignment project at $603,814.09…
Agricultural disaster declared by NSC

Susan Thompson South Peace News Northern Sunrise County has joined Birch Hills County, Saddle Hills County and the County of Grande Prairie in declaring an agricultural disaster for local farmers. The Agricultural Service Board met on Nov. 18 and asked…
Big Lakes presents ‘healthy’ cheques

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County recently presented several cheques totaling just over $22,000 to support health charities. The money was raised at the sixth annual Big Lakes County Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 22 at the High…
Investment valued by county, NLC

Richard Froese South Peace News Northern Lakes College received a $100,000 cheque from Big Lakes County to support the new High Prairie campus. Big Lakes Reeve Richard Simard presented the cheque Oct. 23 at council’s regular meeting to college president…

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans by a Faust resort owner to add a storage yard will go ahead despite some opposition. At its regular meeting Oct. 23, Big Lakes County council approved a development for a storage yard for…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County and the M.D. of Greenview have reached an agreement to work together and share services. At its regular meeting Oct. 23, council adopted a bylaw as part of an Inter-municipal Collaboration Framework.…
Outdoor skating rink back on track in Grouard

Richard Froese South Peace News Skating on an outdoor rink in Grouard could become reality this coming winter. Big Lakes County is working with the Grouard Seniors’ Community Club [GSCC] to repair the dilapidated rink built by the former Grouard…

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and District Golf Club will have to wait a few months to find out if it will get additional money from Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Oct. 23, council approved…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A poorly-worded letter from Big Lakes County asking High Prairie town council to pick up the tab for the deficit at the Smoky River Ski Area has led to confusion. The Sept. 30 letter reads,…