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Big Lakes sells old fire hall for $1

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The old fire hall in Kinuso has been sold by Big Lakes County at a bargain price. At its regular meeting July 14, council approved a recommendation to sell the old fire hall for $1 to…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Low water levels in the water storage reservoir and West Prairie River have the Town of High Prairie’s administration a bit worried. Council heard at its July 13 meeting that a water restriction will be considered…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of High Prairie’s face covering or mask bylaw will be in effect a little while longer. Council came within a whisker of repealing the bylaw at its July 13 meeting before Councillor Michael Long…
Big Lakes plans golf charity for August

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The eight annual Big Lakes County Invitational Charity Golf Tournament returns in August. At its regular meeting June 26, council supported plans for the event after restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic were lifted July 1 in…

New position created Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A partnership to provide support for information technology [IT] for the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County has been initiated. At its regular meeting June 23, Big Lakes council approved an…
Old fire hall still has value

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The old fire hall in Kinuso is being used by Big Lakes County Fire Services Kinuso fire district. And the fire crew wants to keep it that way and have first dibs to buy it if…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is taking steps to root out invasive plant species. At its regular meeting, council amended its invasive species bylaw. Council also adopted policies for aphanomyces of peas, fusarium graminearum of cereals and verticillium…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A very happy High Prairie town council is still taking a cautious approach to information in a letter stating the old High Prairie Regional Health Complex will be demolished this year. “To me, it’s information but…
BLC policy sets standards of service

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has updated its standards for the level of services for its fire department. At its regular meeting May 26, Big Lakes council adopted a policy to set the levels of service for Big…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is ready to impose heavy fines on people who dump garbage on county lands outside designated areas. At its meeting May 26, council added littering and increased fines for dumping in the County’s…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings hockey team was honoured by town council. Town of High Prairie council proclaimed May 26 as High Prairie Red Wing Days at its regular meeting May 25. The Red Wings became…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A grant has been approved to help the Town of High Prairie install a cost-saving ice system in local hockey arenas. CAO Rod Risling announced the grant to install the REALice flood water alternative system in…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Firefighters in Big Lakes County can now use their flashing green lights on their way to a call – legally. At its regular meeting May 26, council adopted a bylaw that authorizes firefighters in Big Lakes…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News So many choices! It was a bind High Prairie town council found themselves in at their May 11 when they received letters from six different organizations asking for council’s support. Debate quickly began when councillors questioned…

Hardest hit will come from education, not municipal portion Chris CleggSouth Peace News Residents in High Prairie will be paying a bit more for taxes this year. Council passed its mill rate bylaw May 13 at a special meeting after…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A Faust campground owner has been given the green light to construct a large maintenance shop. At it regular meeting May 12, Big Lakes County council approved a development permit for Bay Shore Resort on conditions.…