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COVID-19 UPDATE – July 31, 2020

As of July 31, Alberta Health has confirmed 240 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. 113 on July 30, and 127 on July 31. There are 24 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48…
COVID-19 UPDATE – July 29, 2020

As of July 29, Alberta Health has confirmed 213 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. 80 on July 28, and 133 July 29 There are 23 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Two men were rescued from the waters of Lesser Slave Lake at Joussard July 11 around 1 p.m. by two local men. Jim Trevors and Marcel Duchesneau pulled the men to safety after their canoe capsized…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A proposed development permit for a cardlock facility, convenience store and sanitary dump in the High Prairie’s west end has hit a snag. However, High Prairie town council is quickly dealing with the matter. The applicant…
Tax break for Tolko continues

County honouring agreement Chris CleggSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is honouring its commitment to Tolko Industries by providing a tax break in 2020. While it may look bad in some resident’s eyes, especially since council raised taxes at a…
Efforts continue to demolish old hospital

Chris CleggSouth Peace News So far, no luck, but there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. Efforts by local authorities to have the old High Prairie Hospital demolished continued at a conference call meeting July 14 which included…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It’s generally not a good idea to walk down any road carrying a firearm. Such an action has landed a Loon River man in police custody after a police investigation July 9. Cpl. Deanna Fontaine, media…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie residents can now keep chickens on their property. Hens, that is, but not roosters, after council passed its Hen Keeping Bylaw July 14. The issue arose Jan. 28 when council discussed possibly allowing the…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Should Big Lakes County council have the right to re-open debate on previous decisions any time it chooses? Apparently not, if CAO Jordan Panasiuk’s proposal passes. Panasiuk is proposing in an amended Procedural Bylaw that motions…
PIC – It happens!

July 26 at about 4:30 p.m., an accident occurred at the High Prairie Royal Bank. A driver stepped on the gas instead of the brake and ran into the north wall causing considerable damage. Surprisingly, the driver was able to…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Big Lakes County appears ready to help a local developer proceed with his project. Milt Sloan, of Sunset Park northwest of Kinuso, addressed council at its meeting July 22 through a conference call. He asked council…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has thrown its support behind a $7.4 million expansion project to add 20 units onto High Prairie Pleasantview Lodge in 2021. Council agreed unanimously at its July 22 meeting to write Heart River…
Effort to save buildings at Police Point renewed

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The historic buildings at Police Point are up for discussion. Big Lakes County discussed the buildings after receiving a development permit from the landowner to move a manufactured home onto the property. In short, current bylaws…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Kinuso woman is Big Lakes County’s choice to represent them on the Town of High Prairie Recreation Master Plan Committee. Roberta Hunt was chosen in a secret ballot over John Paddon at a regular meeting…

H.P. court docketJuly 20, 2020Judge D.R. Shynkar A Gift Lake man has lost his right to drive after pleading guilty in High Prairie provincial court July 20 to drunk driving. Glen Russell Shaw, 56, was banned from driving for one…
The Page – July 29, 2020

Online comments regarding the Edmonton Eskimo name change are far and away in favour of keeping the Eskimo name.Usually, the often named “angry mob” is blamed for causing all kinds of uproar on the social media.Everything we’ve seen so far…