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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Major cuts are expected as Big Lakes County council prepares to adopt its final budget. Council plans to adopt a final 2020 budget at a special meeting April 29 at 10 a.m. The budget meeting was…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of High Prairie’s peace officers have a little more power today. Council passed a bylaw at its April 14 meeting giving its officers authority on one- and two-digit highways in Alberta as directed by…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County will do its part to reduce greenhouse gases. At its regular meeting April 8, council approved a plan to reduce greenhouse gases in county buildings, services, and vehicles in the next 10 years…

SPN Staff The Best Yards and Best Christmas Lights recognition contests held annually by the High Prairie Community Beautification Association may soon have a partner. High Prairie town council suggested at its Strategic Planning meeting April 7 to partner with…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is supporting a partnership with its rural neighbours to the east to improve agricultural resources. At its regular meeting April 8, council approved a recommendation to pursue a partnership with the M.D. of…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council is reaching out to the public to inform them what is going on during the COVID-19 pandemic. Council is holding an electronic [phone-in] town hall meeting Monday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two more annual events in Big Lakes County have been cancelled over restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. At its regular meeting April 8, council scrapped the county barbecue scheduled for June 18 and the seventh annual…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council will have at least one new face after the next election. Debbie Rose announced on Facebook this week she is not seeking re-election. In a response to Sheila Jaworski, Roes wrote: “And…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County wants better veterinarian services for its farmers. At its regular meeting April 9, council approved a recommendation to extend the contract to Veterinary Services Inc. [V.S.I.] for $42,400 in the 2020 VSI year.…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has approved an agreement to keep the lines of communication open with its neighbour to the east. At its regular meeting April 8, council adopted an inter-municipal collaboration framework [ICF] agreement with the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County will not create an inter-municipal develop plan with the M.D. of Lesser Slave River. At its regular meeting April 8, council agreed with the M.D. of Lesser Slave River that an IDP between…
PICs – Council holds first virtual meeting

High Prairie town council held its first virtual meeting March 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Only Councillor Judy Stenhouse was in chambers along with administration while the other six members of council were hooked up electronically. For a first-time…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The High Prairie RCMP’s staff sergeant is optimistic a dog handler is soon coming to the region. “I think it’s going to happen this time for real,” S/Sgt. Warren Wright told High Prairie town council at…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Any notion of stopping vendors from doing business in High Prairie died a quick death at High Prairie town council’s meeting March 24. A vendor selling fish and chips and other prepared food at the Marigold…

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…