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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County Reeve Robert Nygaard has become a director on the board of the Community Planning Association of Alberta.He was elected a director for a four-year term by acclamation at the CPAA’s annual general meeting…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Municipal tax rates in Falher have increased by just over three per cent.At its regular meeting May 3, council adopted its mill rate bylaw for 2022.“This year’s mill rate is an increase of 3.6 per cent,”…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Town of Falher and the M.D. of Smoky River have been awarded a grant of $34,500 for an engineering study on Second St. SW, also known as Cemetery Road.Funding to assess the condition of the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A growing number of stray cats in Kinuso has raised a concern and Big Lakes County council plans to boost its animal control bylaw to constrain the felines.At its regular meeting May 11, council directed administration…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Town of Falher has joined the Mighty Peace Tourism Association.At its regular meeting May 2, council approved to become a member of the tourism group, which promotes tourism in the Peace.Mayor Donna Buchinski said Mighty…
Burgar selected as 2020’s outstanding citizen

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Cori Burgar will be the lone nominee added to the High Prairie Citizens Monument later this year.Council was to select a nominee for 2020 and 2021 but two other nominees declined the offer including Brian Gilroy…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Rising bills are making it difficult for families to live in High Prairie, a woman told town council at its meeting May 10.“Struggling” is the word Sheilah Luniza used to describe the plight of many families.“For…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Five businesses in Big Lakes County are the first recipients of a new county grant to refurbish businesses.Grants of $2,000 each for Faust General Store, Korner Kitchen in Faust, EC Bar Ranch near High Prairie, Obsession…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of High Prairie is considering a four per cent tax increase this year despite an anticipated surplus of $1.187 million from 2021 operations.Council, which will pass its tax rate bylaw soon, says it needs…
Falher welcomes councillors

Falher town council is back to a full slate of seven members. Paosu [Bobo] Simard and Patrick Simon were sworn in as new councillors before the regular council meeting May 2. Falher council was reduced to five members by Municipal…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News After months of planning, McLennan town council is ready to meet with the public to determine future use of the iconic H.W. Fish Arena.An open house will be held at the McLennan Elks Hall May 11…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Smoky River Chamber of Commerce has set its steps and priorities to promote businesses and boost community spirit.The board of the newly-formed chamber for the Falher-McLennan area discussed and approved priorities at its regular meeting April…
McLennan extends thanks to community volunteers

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Two citizens and a community organization were recognized for their efforts and contributions to the town of McLennan during a brief ceremony May 1.Dan Labreque, better known locally as “Dan the Stickman’, Doreen Potskin, and members…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News It will soon be time to cool off in Falher in the coming weeks!Falher Regional Pool and the Richardson Pioneer Spray Park will open in the coming weeks for the summer.However, no date to open the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is freezing mill rates in 2022.At a special budget meeting April 20, council adopted a bylaw to set tax mill rates for municipal taxes.Mill rates for residential and farmland remain the same at…