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School speed zones could be expanded

Chris Clegg South Peace News School zone speed limits in High Prairie may be changing making motorists slow down all day. At its Jan. 14 meeting, council decided to proceed with a bylaw to change the times citing safety considerations.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council has approved an interim budget for 2020 at just over $33 million. At a special meeting Dec. 16, council adopted an interim operating budget of $33,598,404. Despite restraint, it is business…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County suffered a shortfall of just over $6 million in tax revenue from oil companies unable to pay property taxes for the past two years. At its regular meeting Dec. 11, council approved…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County will consider solar panels in some of its buildings in 2020 with support from a special grant. At a special budget meeting Dec. 16, county council approved a recommendation to include $524,513…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A proposed plan calling for High Prairie town council to chip in an extra $127,500 into employees’ pensions plans was soundly defeated at council’s Dec. 10 meeting. “It will definitely be a big hit to…
Town tosses support behind lobby

Chris Clegg South Peace News Dialysis service, check! Now it’s time to lobby the Alberta government for a helipad and chemo services at the High Prairie Health Complex. High Prairie town council decided to join the lobby at its Dec.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Steps to lobby the provincial government for a helipad and chemo services at the High Prairie Health Complex will be top priorities for Big Lakes County council. At its regular meeting Dec. 11, council approved…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County is reducing the number of members on its agricultural advisory committee to save money. At its meeting Dec. 11, council approved a recommendation to cut four members from the 11-member committee starting…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council members will be going to fewer conventions and conferences in 2020 to save money. At its regular meeting Dec. 11, council approved an updated convention policy that was last reviewed in…

Richard Froese South Peace News A plan to replace fire trucks in Big Lakes County is being revised. At its regular meeting Dec. 11, council approved a plan to extend the truck replacement schedule to 25 years from 20 years…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has set the date for its seventh annual invitational charity golf tournament. At its meeting Dec. 11, council approved Aug. 6 as recommended by administration. Just over $22,000 was raised at the…

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…