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Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie may be getting a better bang for its policing buck than one might think. It was the message delivered by High Prairie RCMP S/Sgt. Warren Wright at council’s meeting March 10. Wright attended…

Chris Clegg South Peace News What is the difference between sponsoring an event and a donation? It’s the question High Prairie town council struggled with at its March 10 meeting after approving a $500 ‘sponsorship’ for the High Prairie Agricultural…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County will host its annual barbecue June 18 after agreeing to a date at its regular meeting March 11. “This is a popular community event with up to 700 people attending,” says Pat…
‘Underpaid’ councillors hear from public

Tough economic times is not the time to consider more than doubling honorariums Chris Clegg South Peace News A proposal to more than double High Prairie town council’s honorarium was unanimously denied by council at its March 10 meeting after…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council supports a vision to turn an old contaminated osmose site in Faust into a park. But council opposes any plan to lease the Crown land that now includes major costs to…

Of the 527 people who signed the petition in support of demolishing the old hospital, only one High Prairie town councillor’s name could be found. And Councillor Brian Gilroy was quick to point it out at council’s Feb. 25 meeting.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A High Prairie town councillor is suggesting it’s time to protect staff at the front counter with a glass partition. Councillor Michael Long made the suggestions at council’s Feb. 25 meeting after saying council does…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County are celebrating, and they want you there! March 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a signing ceremony will be held in town council chambers to…

Richard Froese South Peace News More than two dozen issues have been pegged by Big Lakes County to lobby the provincial government. At its regular meeting Feb. 26, council approved a list of about 30 priorities recommended by the inter-governmental…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A High Prairie town councillor was quick to criticize fellow members of council after what she called “trashing” of the RCMP at their Feb. 25 meeting. Council was responding to a letter from High Prairie…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County wants police to speed up response times to calls. At its regular meeting Feb. 26, council approved the top three issues for the coming year ending March 31, 2021. Rural crime and…

Richard Froese South Peace News Times for school zones in Big Lakes County may soon extend to a full school day. At its regular meeting Feb. 26, council gave first reading to a bylaw to expand the time for school…
Will the wheels continue to roll?

County ponders more funds for bus Richard Froese South Peace News A bus service for seniors in the High Prairie area has hit another speed bump as Big Lakes County considers a request for more funding to keep it running.…
PIC – For the love of animals

Big Lakes County animal control officer Mary Brust, left, and Reeve Richard Simard pet a dog at the opening of the county’s new animal care facility on Feb. 7.

Richard Froese South Peace News A bus service to transport seniors in the High Prairie area could be off the road soon without funding from Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Feb. 12, county council heard a plea from…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has trashed a suggestion to reduce single-use plastic bags in retail stores in the county. At its regular meeting Feb. 12, council received a recommendation for information. “A request was made to…