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On Saturday, local dignitaries and visitors from across the country gathered at the Veterans Memorial Gardens and Interpretive Centre to remember the Battle of Normandy and D-Day. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the campaign, which is touted as the beginning of the end of the Second World War.  “Alberta played a significant role […]

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Some local municipalities are hitting the pause button on a program meant to attract workers looking for permanent residency status.  Sexsmith, Wembley, Beaverlodge and the County of Grande Prairie formed a community partnership to receive designation under the Rural Renewal Stream in 2022. Now that the partnership is asking members to pause the program due […]

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City of Grande Prairie council approved an additional $17,000 for the Grande Prairie International Street Performers festival at its regular council meeting on June 3. The additional funds come after the festival also received about $14,000 via a city grant. “Due to changes in the revenue side of things, we had to use up our […]

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The Town of Sexsmith is pitching a seniors housing project to the Grande Spirit Foundation (GSF).  Council moved to make a formal request to the GSF at its regular meeting of council June 3.  Sexsmith Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Rachel Wueschner said the town may considering donating land adjacent to the town-owned medical clinic and […]

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NWP and GPLT partnership to “enrich community”

Musical theatre will be hitting the stage at the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre after an agreement was made between Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP) and the Grande Prairie Live Theatre (GPLT) last month.  NWP will now host GPLT’s musical theatre event, held every two years, on its stage. “GPLT is extremely excited about this partnership,” […]

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Rotary Bus Tour of GP gives insights into the area to locals and visitors

For almost 30 years, tourists as well as locals have taken the Rotary bus to learn more about the Grande Prairie area.  The Rotary Club of Grande Prairie is hosting free bus tours this summer, sharing not only the area's history but also its contributions to the world.  “We try to focus on a lot […]

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Community science in GP helps researchers around the world

Community members of all ages are contributing to the science of preserving the region's wetlands, thanks to an innovative project at Evergreen Park. The Boreal Wetland Centre offers citizens a chance to contribute their findings to research work around the globe. The data collected by the community is being used by researchers across Alberta and […]

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