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Chris Clegg South Peace News The fire at the old High Prairie Hospital Sept. 18 exposed a high and unnecessary risk to firefighters. High Prairie fire chief Trevor Cisaroski highlighted several concerns at council’s meeting Oct. 8. Since the hospital…

Richard Froese South Peace News Northern Lakes College plans to add opportunities to teach about new energy-saving options and upgrade some campuses. The college is now seeking support from municipalities for a grant application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure…

Richard Froese South Peace News Several health charities will get a boost in funding from Big Lakes County. At its meeting Oct. 9, council designated funding from the sixth annual Big Lakes County Charity Golf Tournament. Council will donate $8,085.40…
Big Lakes, Smoky River finalize shared plan

Richard Froese South Peace News An inter-municipal development plan for Big Lakes County and the M.D. of Smoky River has been finalized. Both councils adopted the IDP bylaw at their regular meetings Sept. 11. After a silent public hearing, Big…
Town of HP, county reach a compromise

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie have agreed to a smaller area for an inter-municipal development plan (IDP). At its regular meeting Sept. 11, county council approved a new revised map recommended…

Richard Froese South Peace News A new partnership is taking shape between Big Lakes County in High Prairie and the M.D. of Smoky River based in Falher. At its regular meeting Sept. 11, county council gave first reading to a…

Estimated cost of Calgary event pegged at $10,000 and includes training Richard Froese South Peace News Energy companies operating in Big Lakes County will get a special honour. At its regular meeting Sept. 11, county council finalized a date to…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie are negotiating how much each should pay to operate the High Prairie Airport. So far, they have agreed to disagree. Under the current agreement, the Town…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie’s Visitor Information Centre is closing and will not re-open, at least in the High Prairie Museum building. Town council almost decided at its Sept. 10 meeting to abolish the centre, which provided up-to-date…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Calling it a downloading of the Government of Alberta’s responsibility, High Prairie town council narrowly denied sponsoring a room in the new Northern Lakes College Campus in High Prairie. The decision was reached in 3-2…
Doors opening for Peace farm products

Richard Froese South Peace News Opening doors to world markets was the focus of the Peace Region Economic Development Alliance (PREDA) meeting Sept. 6. Expanding agricultural markets was the theme of the meeting at Triangle, west of High Prairie. “We…

UCP government in no hurry to fulfill commitment Chris Clegg South Peace News The new United Conservative Party government appears to be in no hurry to honour the previous government’s commitment for renal dialysis service in High Prairie. The news,…

Richard Froese South Peace News A new contract for enhanced policing in the High Prairie area has been initiated by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Aug. 28, county council directed administration to enter into an agreement for two…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County is chipping in more than $800,000 to the Town of High Prairie for several capital projects in a cost-sharing program. At its regular meeting Aug. 28, council approved $830,000 for five projects…

Richard Froese South Peace News Prospects for geothermal energy in the High Prairie region are ranked high by a top energy company. Big Lake County council heard about local geothermal opportunities at its regular meeting Aug. 28. “There’s big potential…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has taken steps to become more energy efficient in its operations. At its regular meeting Aug. 28, council set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent below the…