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Richard Froese South Peace News A proposed inter-municipal development plan for Big Lakes County and the M.D. of Greenview was presented at an open house Feb. 20. About 18 citizens attended the meeting at Sunset House Community Centre. Some of…

Richard Froese South Peace News The local chamber of commerce is creating a concrete proposal to revitalize downtown and garner town council’s support. At its regular meeting Feb. 21, the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce formed a committee…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new economic alliance highly touted months ago for the region around High Prairie and Slave Lake appears to be a dead issue. At its regular meeting Feb. 13, Big Lakes County council learned the idea…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has received a grant of just over $100,000 and is preparing to hire an employee to battle climate change and make the county more sustainable. The county was awarded $107,200 from the Federation…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A portable modular building planned to be used to expand county office space in Joussard has been sold. At its regular meeting Feb. 13, Big Lakes County council approved a motion to sell the used building…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is not waving any red flags. Instead, the county has finalized a policy to determine when flags will fly at half-mast. At its regular meeting Feb. 13, council adopted a policy for the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has shed some light on a concern in Faust. The county will add a street light on a street in Faust in response to a request from Samlal Jaikaran. At its meeting Feb.…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County council will consider more funding support for Peace Country Beef and Forage Association. At its regular meeting Feb. 13, county learned more about the benefits of PCBFA. A funding request of $30,000 was…
STARS shines to save lives

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Plans to construct a permanent helipad at High Prairie Health Complex are being encouraged by STARS air ambulance service. At its regular meeting Feb. 13, Big Lakes County council heard the message from an official with…

Chris CleggRichard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie and District Golf Club will present plans to the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County before any money is approved for operations. The club recently made pitches for $15,000 a…
Big Lakes County briefs from meeting Feb. 13

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie and District Golf Club may get more funding from Big Lakes County for the next few years. But the struggling club has to present a feasible five-year business plan first. At its regular meeting…

1.Call to Order. 2.Adoption of Agenda. ……….a.Adoption of regular council meeting minutes Jan. 23, 2019 4.Action List. 5.Delegations ……….a.Medal Presentation – 10:15 a.m. ……….b.STARS – Glenda Farnden – 11 a.m. ……….c.Peace Country Beef and Forage Association – 11:30 a.m. ……….d.Enilda…
Grade 6 students thank councils for service

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Students of a High Prairie school are thankful for municipal councils. Big Lakes County council was thanked by Grade 6 students of St. Andrew’s School at its regular meeting Jan. 23. Franchesca Reyes and Tegan Laughlin…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has denied a request by Northern Lakes College to share costs to replace a stormwater culvert at the Grouard campus. At its regular meeting Jan. 23, county council received the request for information…
Outdoor rink back on thin ice

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News An outdoor ice rink in Grouard is back on thin ice. At its regular meeting Jan. 23, Big Lakes County council delayed a decision about the future of the rink that is unusable. The boards were…
Council’s Report – Setting the record straight

Brian Panasiuk, Mayor,Town of High Prairie The original plan for this article was to do a review of the accomplishments of the Town of High Prairie in 2018, however, with recent developments, council would like to use this article to…