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Chris Clegg South Peace News Big Lakes County council is adding to its workload after agreeing to form a new committee. But only slightly. The M.D. of Smoky River – Big Lakes County Inter-municipal Committee is being formed under the…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Damage from a leaky roof at the Sports Palace is not nearly as severe as first feared, High Prairie town council heard at is July 23 meeting. “It wasn’t as bad as we first suspected,”…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Turns out it was all much ado about nothing! High Prairie town council was in fact following its policy when it made a motion to sponsor High Prairie’s Samantha Stokes to the tune of $1,000…

Chris Clegg South Peace News If the Big Lakes County residential sign outside your residence is not correct, don’t worry. Staff will eventually replace it. Council discussed several concerns with the signs at its meeting July 10 from faded lettering…

Facility near Joussard will focus on addiction, mental health Chris CleggSouth Peace News Plans for a wellness camp near Joussard have received the blessing of Big Lakes County. At its meeting July 10, council passed second and third readings to…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News At least one Big Lakes County councillor is not a fan of solar lights. “In my own mind, I don’t believe they’re any good for nothing,” said Kinuso Councillor Ken Killeen at council’s July 10 meeting.…
Town, county unite for good cause

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie and area is doing its part to raise awareness in regard to water safety. The Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County are both proclaiming July 21-17 as National Drowning Prevention Week. Town…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Financial documents reveal that High Prairie town councillors claimed $4,378 less the last two years compared to Big Lakes County councillors, who increased their claims $143,101 during the same period. The numbers in recently released consolidated…

County listens to wishes of Enilda citizens Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Enilda waste transfer station will remain open under current operations after plans by Big Lakes County to reduce hours were trashed by residents. At its regular meeting June…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Incentives to attract new businesses to High Prairie may get added support from the new provincial government. Town of High Prairie Mayor Brian Panasiuk lauds the new United Conservative Party government’s priority to create incentives. “One…
PICs – Town celebrates citizens, Canada

The Town of High Prairie hosted its second annual Citizen Appreciation Barbecue on June 28 in the Sports Palace. Hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks were served. Council moved the event inside because of rainy weather. Marilyn Emter was honoured as the…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie’s peace officers may soon have another weapon to use at its discretion. Council is supporting a request from the Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers to allow its officers to use tasers, also known…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News An inter-municipal development plan for Big Lakes County and the M.D. of Greenview is final. At its regular meeting June 26, county council adopted the IDP bylaw with Greenview. “We didn’t receive any oral or written…
Joussard student awarded county bursary

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County awarded its first Return of Service Bursary established in September 2018. Ashley Bell, of Joussard, received the $3,000 bursary, presented by Reeve Richard Simard during council’s regular meeting June 26. She will begin…