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Chris CleggSouth Peace News A petition is circulating in High Prairie calling on council to repeal its motion to hire Sherry Poole as CAO.Town council voted to hire Poole by a 4-3 vote at its June 14 meeting despite hearing…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new grant program in Big Lakes County to help businesses enhance their premises or online presence may be scrapped.At its meeting June 22, council approved a motion to review the business refurbishment grant program after…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Municipal councils considering plans to conduct their own census in an attempt to get more funding from the provincial government, may have to think again.Town of Falher council learned that at its regular meeting June 8.“The…
County welcomes new ag fieldman

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County welcomes Dylan Fath as its new agricultural field- man.“I want to provide value to the community,” says Fath, who started June 1.“My time as an agriculture policy analyst with the provincial government is…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has committed to funding part of a project to list and preserve the names of people buried in the Grouard Cemetery.At its regular meeting June 22, council approved a motion to contribute $36,222…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Northern Sunrise County will be implementing a land acknowledgement before its meetings in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation.But it will only occur once a year with wording to be determined.Council agreed at its June 14…
Bissell, Hunt added to Wall of Fame

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A Kinuso woman and an Enilda man are the most recent inductees on the Big Lakes County Wall of Fame.Council unveiled the names of Charlene Hunt, of Kinuso, and Donald Bissell, of Enilda, at the county…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of High Prairie has a new CAO amidst a storm of controversy and war of words which left council divided during the vote.Sherry Poole accepted the job after a 4-3 vote at council’s meeting…

“I want to preface my response with an apology – to council, to staff, to ratepayers, and to my family who reside in High Prairie to publicly pay witness to the slanderous statements vehemently delivered by Councillor Martens on June…

“The inaccuracies [regarding incorrect dates on the resume] were not refuted.“Second, Ms. Poole was a candidate. Not personnel. At the time I presented background information.“I care about the outcomes of this town. I care about being accountable to the people…
Big Lakes County barbecue returns

Big Lakes County hosted its annual barbecue June 16 on the lawn at the administrative centre in High Prairie after the event was cancelled the past two years by COVID-19 restrictions. About 300 people were served, says Nicole Hanna, manager…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two people noted for their long service in Big Lakes County will be the newest inductees on the county’s Wall of Fame.Donald Bissell, of Enilda, and Charlene Hunt, of Kinuso, will be honoured with their names…
Simard resigns from Falher council

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A seat on Town of Falher council is vacant again.At its regular meeting June 8, council received a letter of resignation from Paosu [Bobo] Simard, who resigned for personal reasons.She became a councillor when she was…
Dairy Queen proposed for High Prairie

Chris Clegg South Peace News The company proposing to build a Dairy Queen in High Prairie will not be getting any help from town council. At least for now! A request from the developer, Park Side Ventures Group of Companies,…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Seeking to recruit veterinarians for large animals to the High Prairie region, Big Lakes County has finalized a grant program to offer funding to fill two positions.At its regular meeting May 25, council approved a motion…