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The location of the four dogs deemed vicious by the County of Grande Prairie in the fall of 2021 are currently unknown by its enforcement services. A months-long saga around a dog attack near Beaverlodge that sent one person to hospital culminated in the owners relinquishing the dogs last summer, says county superintendent and enforcement […]

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Volunteers young and old are being asked to help their community by lending a hand to their local hospital. Volunteer resources co-ordinator Mavis Mintenko says that spare hands are needed at both the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital (GPRH) and the Queen Elizabeth II Ambulatory Care Centre. “We have a volunteer resources office at both locations […]

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Vulnerable Fragments is the latest exhibit to open at the Centre for Creative Arts (CFCA), featuring more than 140 paintings in a mosaic image.  Marty Johnson is the artist behind the show and designed it with the centre's space in mind. Marty Johnson, artist, at his show Vulnerable Fragments at the Centre for Creative Arts […]

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Long-time Grande Prairie resident William Robert “Bob” Neufeld hosted his last ski lesson in March at the age of 92: Teaching his great-grandkids to ski. Four generations have skied under Bob’s watchful eye; with his passing on Dec. 2, instructors at Nitehawk Adventure Park say to this day they still feel Bob’s gaze watching over […]

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A voter drops off their vote at the last municipal election. (File photo by Jesse Boily) Nominations for a vacant seat on Wembley town council close Jan. 31 with one person putting their name forward as of press time.  The byelection, scheduled for Feb. 28, was set after the resignation of Sean McCallum, who stepped […]

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Youth mental health services expanded in Grande Prairie

More mental health supports are now available to South Peace youth with the addition of walk-in mental health services in the city. Alberta Health Services announced on Thursday (Jan. 19) that the service will provide assessments, single sessions with a child and youth addiction and mental health therapist, and parental support, and referrals to additional […]

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Sexsmith signage may be due for rebranding

The Town of Sexsmith may be due for a facelift as council considers rebranding in the near future. During the town council meeting on Jan. 16, council considered a recommendation brought forward by the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) and the town sustainability committee to consider an update to the town logo and branding. “They […]

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 GP family doc suspended from practice

A Grande Prairie family physician was suspended from practice on Jan. 9 after a College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) tribunal. Dr. Brianne Hudson was found guilty of having a sexual relationship with a patient between August - December 2019 as well as falsely reporting information to the CPSA in 2020 on her […]

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