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The work of hundreds of Sexsmith students may soon be featured on magazine covers across North America, as the community shows support for local young mechanics. A 1986 Dodge Ramcharger which has been the work of mechanics students at Sexsmith Secondary School for the past seven years has been submitted to Diesel World magazine’s Reader’s […]

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A recent trend in asks for funds from local municipalities has had a focus on recreation, couched in its role to boost the attraction and retention of medical professionals. According to a Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP) study, recreation is a factor for health professionals, but not a priority. “A welcoming community was the […]

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The Town of Spirit River is finding regional support after the province removed medevac fixed-wing air ambulance service there in November 2022. The medevac fixed-wing air ambulance service is slated to resume April 1, pending appropriate weather conditions. In the same period last year, 15 incidents used this service. STARS helicopters and ground ambulance continue […]

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An all-new theatre experience is coming to Grande Prairie with Shrek The Musical bringing a special treat from Broadway itself.  “We are including in the show a digital design that hasn't been done in Grande Prairie before, said Jennifer Robertson, director. She said this production of Grande Prairie Live Theatre purchased projections from the Broadway […]

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After an ambitious effort by a local parent group, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) is asking the community its opinion.  The PWPSD survey, tasked to explore the possibility of bringing junior high classes to Beaverlodge, was launched online Jan. 24.   Community members can attend meetings at the Beaverlodge Elementary School on Feb. 14 […]

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Impacts on local funeral homes

The way South Peace residents mark the death of their loved ones is evolving, largely due to the two-year pandemic. Oliver’s Funeral Home director of operations Chris Clements says that he has seen a dramatic effect on local services during the pandemic, when service sizes were at times mandated to a maximum of 10 people. […]

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City edges closer to stormwater utility bill for next year

Grande Prairie city council made several motions last Monday (Jan. 23) that could see a new stormwater utility bill coming to residents next year. Currently, the city’s stormwater system is funded through municipal property taxes and provincial grants.  “If we adopt a utility model, instead (of using municipal taxes), you'll receive a bill that reflects […]

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Rail advocacy comes from local municipalities and organizations

The City of Grande Prairie announced it is joining the Community Rail Advocacy Alliance (CRAA) on Friday (Jan. 27). The city says the rail system has faced a lack of investment, seasonal service as well as capacity and is calling on the federal government to take action.  “With railway legislation under the federal government's responsibility, […]

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