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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie are another step closer to finalizing an inter-municipal development plan. At its regular meeting June 12, county council postponed second and final readings for the IDP until…
Shared plan for BLC, Smoky River presented

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A proposed inter-municipal development plan for Big Lakes County and the M.D. of Smoky River was presented at an open house June 18. However, just one citizen attended the event at Triangle Hall. “In creating the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A proposed inter-municipal development plan for Big Lakes County and the M.D. of Greenview is ready for public comment. At its regular meeting, county council gave first reading to Bylaw 20-2019 and set a public hearing…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A push to re-open the CN rail line west of Falher is being supported by the M.D. of Smoky River council. Big Lakes County council received a letter at its regular meeting June 12. “The Municipal…
PICs – County serves at annual BBQ

Big Lakes County hosted its annual barbecue June 20 at the administration and operations centre. Rain or shine, the event has been held for well over a decade to allow the county to thank its residents, and give them a…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Funding for a new boiler in the Banana Belt Hall has been granted by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting June 12, council approved emergency capital funding of $3,375 as requested by the Banana Belt…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A motion put forward at High Prairie town council’s June 11 meeting which was clearly against policy left council searching for a quick compromise. Councillor Debbie Rose nominated Marilyn Emter and Ken Melynk for 2019’s Outstanding…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A High Prairie town councillor is wondering what can be done about continued egging incidents in the town’s east end in early June. Judy Stenhouse brought forward the matter during senior peace officer Alan Bloom’s report…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has granted annual funding to the High Prairie Museum. At its regular meeting June 12, council approved a grant of $20,000 to the High Prairie and District Museum and Historical Society for operating…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A community organization in Enilda has been granted its annual funding from Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting June 12, council approved recreation and community hall operating grants to the Enilda and District Society for…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has approved the first cultural and recreation operating grant of the year. At its regular meeting May 22, council approved a cultural/recreation operating grant to the Joussard Community Association for $35,924. Reeve Richard…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of High Prairie has recognized 96 citizens to date for exceptional community service. Who will be the next? Council is accepting nominations from the public for the Outstanding 2019 Citizen until June 7 at…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is committing funding to build the beef industry. At its regular meeting May 22, council approved a funding request of $30,000 from the Peace Country Beef and Forage Association. Council is eager to…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County officials will soon meet with new ministers of the provincial United Conservative Party government. At its regular meeting May 22, council approved meetings with new Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn and nine…

Talks to build mutiplex renewed after IDP cites need to plan Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Talks of building a multiplex in High Prairie are back on the table. Big Lakes County council was urged to support the facility which is…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News There will be two, not one, municipal barbecues again this year. High Prairie town council decided at its meeting May 14 to hold its annual municipal barbecue June 28, the Friday before the Canada Day long…