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Chris CleggRichard FroeseSouth Peace News The RCMP Police Dog Service may still be return to the High Prairie region, but it is looking more and more likely it may go to Peace River.High Prairie RCMP S/Sgt. Bryce Tarzwell updated the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has chipped in funding to operate a cemetery in the Kinuso area.At its regular meeting Nov. 23, council passed a motion to approve a request from the Kinuso Community Association for $1,000.The association…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is ready to clear the way for residents to get out of their driveways after a heavy snowfall.At its regular meeting Nov. 23, council approved changes to their policy for plowing snow in…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A Big Lakes County policy authorizing staff to shoot and kill burrowing rodents on vital county infrastructure is officially off the books.At its regular meeting Nov. 23, council approved a motion to cancel the policy for…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A vacant seat on Village of Girouxville council will soon be filled.Devon Tracey will become a new councillor next month after winning the seat by acclamation.She was the only candidate to file papers by the nomination…
Big Lakes welcomes first tandem fire truck

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County Protective Services has added a new multi-purpose fire truck to enhance service to the entire county.Based at the High Prairie fire hall, the 2020 Peterbilt 348 with a Torrent fire truck body arrived…
Exemplary service of PR fire chief recognized, rewarded

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Peace River Fire Department’s fire chief Tim Harris is being recognized for his 32 years of service in many remarkable ways in the next couple of months.Most recently, Harris was presented with his First Bar at…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Town of Peace River Council went through first reading to make changes to the Communication Tower Land- Use Bylaw.Council’s administration has been reviewing the bylaw for some time after an inquiry was received from a telecommunication…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Northern Sunrise County Council is creating a tax rebate incentive for any new businesses wanting to build within its Sunrise Gateway Business Park (SGBP).The SGBP was established years ago across from the county office to be…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It took less than 30 seconds for High Prairie town council to discuss a letter from the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce at its meeting Nov 8.Chamber president Barry Sharkawi wrote council with a…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Colony communities are now allowed in Big Lakes County on agricultural land.At its regular meeting Oct. 26, council gave final reading to land-use bylaw 21-2022 to accommodate colony development in the agriculture district.Council adopted the bylaw…