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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has named a new member-at-large to two boards. At its regular meeting April 10, council appointed former county employee Lyndon Moore as a member-at-large to the Assessment Review Board for a three-year term…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Earth Day will not only be celebrated worldwide, but also at Falher. Town of Falher CAO James Bell says the Town is planning on coordinating a volunteer-based community cleanup program. “Individuals or businesses would register with…
Big Lakes County reaches out to engage citizens

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County council has plans to get out into the community more. At its regular meeting March 27, council directed administration to prepare a council community engagement policy. Reeve Tyler Airth added the late item…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council is again being praised for not purchasing the old High Prairie Health Complex land. Lindsay Pratt attended as a public delegation at council’s April 9 meeting. “Thank you for not purchasing the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County wants to transfer its lease with the provincial government for Crown land by Spruce Point Park marina over to Spruce Point Park Association. At its regular meeting April 10, council directed administration to…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A proposal from Town of High Prairie CAO Bill McKennan to create a “robust communications plan” needs further study, town council agreed at its April 9 meeting. A motion to “direct administration to retain external assistance…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It has been almost two weeks and the Town of High Prairie has still not responded to a request to produce an agenda and approved minutes from an April 22, 2023 meeting. Council discussed at that…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The public will now have its say! McLennan town council gave first reading to a Municipal Council Bylaw at its April 8 meeting to elect only five members to council instead of seven in the 2025…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter At its April 8 regular meeting, Town of Peace River council furthered its intentions to make downtown safer by approving removal of Main Street flower planters. “Over the past few years, Peace River has been part…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is supporting a regional conference that promotes economic development. At its regular meeting March 13, council approved a sponsorship grant of $1,000 and in-kind support of $300 to the Spark the North conference…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County council is taking a road trip to tour the area. At its regular meeting March 13, council approved the tour for June 17 to take a look at several infrastructure projects and new…

At its March 27 meeting, Grimshaw town council reviewed a request from the Harvest Moon Festival Committee requesting council’s continued financial support for the “Fun Zone” at the 2024 Harvest Moon Festival. The Fun Zone will include bouncy play structures,…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County may reconsider its plan to apply to purchase Crown land in Faust from the provincial government. At its regular meeting March 27, council directed administration to provide more information to council about the…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News There should be no confusion about the decision from High Prairie town council to not purchase the old High Prairie Health Complex land last year, said several councillors at a special council meeting April 4. “I…