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Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council is not giving up on Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn, although some remain skeptical. Council agreed at its Jan. 12 meeting to send a letter to Rehn and Premier Jason Kenney…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is reaching out to Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn to deal with his poor performance as an elected representative. At its regular meeting Jan. 13, council passed a motion after a closed…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A condominium association at Hilliard’s Bay continues to plead with Big Lakes County to pave a main road. At its regular meeting Jan. 13, council responded to a letter from Hilliard’s Bay Estates Condo Association. “We…
Enilda residents see dump closed

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County council has officially closed the Enilda waste transfer station [dump] despite a plea from 88 residents who signed a petition to keep it open. At its meeting Jan. 13, council approved a recommendation…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has allowed a Faust community group to carry over a 2020 capital grant into 2021 to complete projects that were delayed. At its regular meeting Jan. 13, council approved a motion by Faust…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Make no mistake about it! The Town of High Prairie is unhappy but willing to give Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn a second chance. Council held a special meeting Jan. 7 and discussed the Rehn…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has recorded a shortfall of almost $2.8 million in tax revenue from oil and gas companies unable to pay property taxes for the past two years. At its regular meeting Dec. 9, council…
Big Lakes County is producing power

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Making clean electricity is one way Big Lakes County is contributing to a green environment. The County Shop Solar Project was commissioned Oct. 20, says a County news release. The project is part of their effort…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Water user rates are going up in Big Lakes County starting in the new year. At its meeting Dec. 9, council gave first two readings to a bylaw to raise the user fees for water to…
HP mask bylaw amended

Chris CleggSouth Peace News “15 for 15!” It’s the catchy phrase people should remember easy, says High Prairie town council after amending its face covering [mask] bylaw at its Dec. 8 meeting. The bylaw, which kicks into effect when cases…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Several community organizations in the High Prairie area have been removed from Big Lakes County’s additional named insured program. At its meeting Dec. 9, council approved a recommendation from Heather Nanninga, director of corporate services. The…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has pulled out of a provincial grant for economic development under a program that is uncertain during the coronovirus pandemic. At its meeting Dec. 9, council directed staff to withdraw from a Community…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County council has extended an option for council members to attend meetings online as the number of coronavirus cases skyrocket in the province and the provincial government raises restrictions. At its regular meeting Dec.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A letter of support from Moms Stop the Harm was not only refused by High Prairie town council at its Nov. 24 meeting, but prompted them to examine a new way to deal with similar requests.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council has changed its mind on sending out letters of support to local Indigenous communities after Town of Slave Lake Councillor Joy McGregor issued what were viewed as racist comments by many at…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News No money, no grant. It’s the decision reached by Big Lakes County after receiving a request from the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council at its Nov. 25 meeting. The CRC submitted a grant application…