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Chris CleggSouth Peace News The next Town of McLennan council will be comprised of only five members. Council agreed to the downsizing at its May 13 meeting after unanimously passing its Municipal Council Bylaw. The next council after the Oct.…

The next step toward a nuclear project in the Peace occurred at the M.D. of Peace’s council meeting April 30. Council declared their willingness to be a host community for nuclear development and designated Reeve Robert Willing, deputy reeve Sandra…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Northern Sunrise County council chose to reduce its residential mill rate at its meeting on April 9. The council approved its final 2024 capital and operations budget, a $29,088,804 budget that is inclusive of nearly $22…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County council has pulled its application for a provincial Indigenous and Municipal Policing Transition Study Grant. At its regular meeting April 24, council approved a report from CAO David Reynolds for information. The decision…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has awarded four local business refurbishment grants to upgrade their facilities. At its regular meeting April 24, council approved $2,500 matching grants to Shady Orchard and Winery, B. Hunt Express in Kinuso, SHIFT…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County Reeve Tyler Airth says the 2024 operating and capital budgets reflect council’s priorities. At a special budget meeting April 17, council approved an operating budget of $36,481,796 in expenses and $38,920,495 in operating…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Alberta Union of Provincial Employees’ president Sandra Azocar appeared before High Prairie town council April 26 asking for support to reopen the Campus Based Treatment Centre (known locally at the former Youth Assessment Centre) in High…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County will celebrate Public Works Week set for May 19-25. At its regular meeting April 24, council approved a motion to proclaim Public Works Week designated by the Canadian Public Works Association (APWA). “The…
Big Lakes County prepares plan to engage citizens

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County council members will soon be more visible at community events to allow citizens to share their views and discuss issues with elected officials. At its regular meeting April 24, council directed administration to…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter M.D. of Smoky River council is pleased to announce its three electric vehicle chargers have been commissioned. Funding for the installation of the chargers was provided by the SouthGrow Regional Initiative (SGRI), in partnership with the…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter At its regular meeting on April 22, Town of Peace River council gave the go-ahead to administration to apply for the Municipal Energy Manager Program. The program is through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC)…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Peace River town council chose which organizations will receive the first round of Grants to Organizations funds at its regular meeting on April 22. “The non-profit groups provide supportive programs in a great many ways to…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County will soon accept credit cards for people to pay their property taxes, utilities and other products and services. At its regular meeting March 27, council passed two motions to introduce payments by credit…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has passed a final operating budget of $36.4 million for 2024. At a special budget meeting April 17, council approved an operating budget of $36,481,796 in expenses and $38,920,495 in operating revenue. “Current…