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County closing Enilda waste facility

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Enilda waste transfer station is closing to save Big Lakes County money after a history of misuse at the site. At its regular meeting Oct. 14, council approved a recommendation by administration. Theft, vandalism and…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is proposing to increase revenue to emergency calls provided by its fire department to help recover costs. At its regular meeting Oct. 14, council gave first reading to a bylaw to add and…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A parcel of land in Joussard that was formerly occupied by an industrial plant opens up for residential growth in Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Sept. 23, council adopted a land-use bylaw to redistrict…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News It appears more residential lots in Big Lakes County hamlets could be allowed to have one more recreational vehicle on the property. At its regular meeting Sept. 9, council gave second reading to a bylaw to…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A parcel of land in Joussard that was formerly occupied by an industrial plant could become an area for residential growth in Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Sept. 23, council gave first reading to…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of High Prairie has received a clean audit for the 2019 fiscal year but it didn’t stop council from asking questions during the auditor’s presentation Sept. 22. Noel Chin, engagement partners, and Brian Law,…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It appears there is not a very high level of interest for municipal politicians to attend educational sessions. Councillor Brian Gilroy said at High Prairie town council’s meeting Sept. 22 that only 100 people registered for…
Council notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Priority based budgeting examined High Prairie town council approved a request by Mayor Brian Panasiuk to participate in a priority based budgeting Webinar Sept. 30.Panasiuk told council he received an e-mail inviting council to take part.Town…
PICs – Efforts will be recognized by council

Town of High Prairie Councillor Judy Stenhouse reminded council at its Sept. 22 meeting of a recent policy change. She noted the marked improvements at the Raven Inn and Burger Baron. Council amended its Grand Opening Appreciation Policy at its…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County will soon be able to alert residents about urgent and emergent situations. At its regular meeting Sept. 9, council agreed to purchase communication and alerting computer software through Voyent Alert at $2,800. “We…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of High Prairie will be represented when the High Prairie and Area Business Support Network holds its first meeting in the near future. Council decided at its Sept. 9 meeting to appoint Councillor Debbie…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes council will be represented when the revived High Prairie and Area Business Support Network holds its first meeting in the near future. At its regular meeting Sept. 9, council appointed Faust Councillor Robert Nygaard…

Proposal would more than double water rates to Big Lakes County Chris CleggSouth Peace News At least one High Prairie town councillor is suggesting an increase in water rates to compensate for the loss of $407,000 in grants promised by…
HP Council notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It’s official! Risling is the CAO! There was one last bit of paperwork required to appoint Rod Risling as the new CAO for the Town of High Prairie.Council passed a motion to that effect at its…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County council is adding its voice of opposition to a planned change to the physician locum system that a longtime High Prairie physician fears could hurt local residents and medical services. At its regular…