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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Business licences are official in Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Aug. 11, council adopted a bylaw to create an official program to issue business licences. “I think you will see this evolve into a…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is paving the way to upgrade a road to Peavine Road north of High Prairie. At its regular meeting Aug. 11, council approved a budget of $5,812,909 be approved for the first phase…
Cox running for Big Lakes council

SPN Staff Ken Cox is running for Big Lakes County council in the Heart River – Salt Prairie ward in the local government elections Oct. 18. He presents his platform as follows. I hope to be part of a new…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County wants to encourage more physicians to serve the High Prairie region, male and female. At its regular meeting Aug. 11, council turned down a request from the Town of High Prairie for a…
Two couples to be added to BLC Wall of Fame

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two couples who volunteer in their communities east of High Prairie will be added to the Big Lakes County Wall of Fame for their service. Bryan and Sandy Heroux, of Faust, and Neil and Maureen Renneberg,…
Kreiner runs for Big Lakes council

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Monica Kreiner is running for Big Lakes County council in the municipal elections Oct. 18. Kreiner advised South Peace News on Aug. 3 that she plans to run for the Heart River – Salt Prairie ward.…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Several council members of Big Lakes County and newcomers have already filed nominations for the municipal elections set for Oct. 18.Following is a list of candidates as of Aug. 5. Ward 1: Heart River – Salt…
Town of HP keeps its mandatory mask bylaw

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of High Prairie is keeping its mandatory face covering [mask] bylaw. Council defeated a motion to rescind the bylaw at its July 27 meeting in a tie vote. A majority vote is needed to…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A High Prairie town councillor has been told to never use his political title when writing letters that include council business not endorsed by council. Brian Gilroy used his title as councillor in a June 7…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News An Enilda resident is so fed up with ATV drivers tearing up and down streets endangering the lives of children he is proposing an ATV ban in the Big Lakes County hamlet. Eric Corbiere attended council’s…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The owner of Shadow Creek Resort at Joussard is proposing to build a spray park. However, one local council supported the resort’s project while another did not. Big Lakes County agreed at its July 14 meeting…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council is satisfied the message was delivered effectively. As a result, they will not require the High Prairie Municipal Library Board and High Prairie and District Historical Society [museum] board to respond to…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has received a response from the provincial environment minister about local concerns over an area near Grouard that has a long history of flooding. At its regular meeting July 14, council received a…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A salvage yard northwest of High Prairie has changed land-use districts in the Big Lakes County land-use bylaw to allow the business to add some buildings. At its regular meeting July 14, council adopted a land-use…
Council notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It’s official! Risling is CAO! At its June 22 meeting, Rod Risling was appointed as the permanent CAO for the Town of High Prairie.Council went into closed session for 17 minutes before coming out of the…