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Chris CleggSouth Peace News The possible closure of the physio department at the High Prairie Health Complex was not the only issue High Prairie town council had on its plate when meeting with Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro March…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council will be sending two members of council to meet with the Slave Lake Region Tri-Council. “It’s always positive to discuss options with our neighbours,” said Councillor Arlen Quartly at High Prairie’s March…
Town of HP Notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News No update on developments There is no new news on two proposed developments in High Prairie.CAO Rod Risling was sick and did not attend the March 23 meeting, so Supt. Vern Walker answered questions.Walker was asked…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County continues to lobby the provincial government to protect land west of Grouard that has a long history of flooding. At its regular meeting March 24, council approved a letter to Environment and Parks…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has committed annual funding to STARS air ambulance service for four more years. At is meeting March 10, council approved a recommendation to pledge $25,000 a year to sponsor STARS [Shock Trauma Air…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A regional emergency management advisory committee is being formed to serve Big Lakes County and the towns of High Prairie and Swan Hills. At its regular meeting March 10, Big Lakes council appointed Reeve Ken Matthews…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Victim Services is receiving a helping hand from High Prairie town council. Council agreed at its Feb. 23 meeting to write a letter to the Alberta Police Based Victim Services Association in support of its efforts…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has updated its land-use bylaw to meet new regulations for storing pressure vessel containers. At its regular meeting Jan. 27, council adopted a bylaw to amend the section related to storing pressure tanks…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Crime reduction initiatives, community policing, and drug reduction remain the three top priorities for High Prairie town council in 2021. High Prairie RCMP S/Sgt. Warren Wright attended council’s Feb. 23 meeting to hear the wishes of…

Authorities will target illegal ATV drivers in hamlets Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Traffic safety, speeding and all-terrain vehicles [ATVs] in hamlets are the top priorities for peace officers and bylaw officers in Big Lakes County in 2021. At its meeting…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Crime prevention, traffic safety and reducing illegal drug activity are the top three priorities Big Lakes County has set for High Prairie RCMP and Faust RCMP. At its regular meeting Feb. 24, council set the priorities…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Students attending High Prairie schools may still be able to use the Sports Palace for skating. In an abrupt turn of events after terminating the Joint-Use Agreement with local school divisions, High Prairie town council decided…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County council is questioning the value as a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities [FCM]. At its regular meeting Feb. 10, council passed a motion to add its voice of concern about FCM…

Proposed fee hike to out-of-towners denied Chris CleggSouth Peace News A proposed Town of High Prairie fees bylaw was stopped dead in its tracks after a rousing debate on the fees for business licences. Council debated the issue at its…
‘The more the better’

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It was a tough question but one Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn did not dodge. “How strong is our voice,” asked Town of High Prairie Councillor Judy Stenhouse at council’s meeting Feb. 9, which Rehn…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has accepted an invitation to partner with three local governments in the Slave Lake region to promote economic development. At its regular meeting Feb. 17, Big Lakes council appointed Reeve Ken Matthews to…