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Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) says it will continue work toward a new high school north of Grande Prairie even though funds were not included in this spring’s provincial budget.  PWPSD was awarded funding for planning the new facility in 2023 but design funding was not included in the current budget. The division said […]

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The province is putting $224.8 million into physician training at Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP) and the University of Lethbridge.  Operating expenses will receive $55.6 million; $126 million is tagged for physician training expansion. Just over $43 million in capital funding will go to a training facility at the University of Lethbridge.  “Anything that we can do […]

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The Beaverlodge Fire Department has transitioned to a regional model under the umbrella of the County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Services. “Instead of each town having their own fire chief and their own deputy chief, we’ve built a regional model,” said county district fire chief Matt Smith. “The Town of Beaverlodge and the council […]

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A mysterious figure has joined one of the Peace region’s famous landmarks.  East of Grande Prairie along Hwy. 43 has sat a large rock painted in white with text that reads “Elevation 2429 790M.” A grain elevator is depicted beside it. In October, a figure of a person standing next to the locally famous rock […]

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Let there be light! The County of Grande Prairie is preparing to enter a detailed design phase for a $350,000 illumination project at the Webster intersection. The project will see lights installed at the intersection of Range Rd. 53 east and west of Hwy. 2 and Township Rd. 744 at Webster. County Transportation and Utilities […]

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County approves $425,000 for fire service wages

County of Grande Prairie council approved $425,000 to have rural fire stations manned around the clock this season. County regional fire service fire chief Trevor Grant said the funding will see firefighters installed at volunteer stations during times of high fire risk. During conditions of a fire ban, temperatures above 20C and winds in excess […]

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 City grants $50K for upcoming air show

The Grande Prairie Regional Airshow is gearing up for its first flight this summer. City council approved a $50,000 large-scale tourism grant to the show, that is also being used as a fundraiser to support the renovations and expansion of the D Company (D Coy) Armouries building. “We've got a fully booked show,” said Bruce […]

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Local committee looks to ensure regions medical future

The South Peace Professional Attraction and Retention Committee (SPPARC) is busy ensuring medical professionals consider the Peace a place to practice and live. Kate Potter, SPPARC chair, said the committee has been busy ensuring any nurses or University of Alberta residents coming to the area feel comfortable in the region.  “The reality is that people […]

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