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Your own community weekly earned some hardware recognizing our content last Friday.  Town & Country News reporters Jesse Boily and Austin Payeur won awards at the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association’s (AWNA) Better Newspapers Competition (BNC) Awards of Excellence as well as photography honours. Boily’s photo Smoker fights fire earned first place in the Spot News […]
The first steps were made on the future site of Beaverlodge’s walking trails last week. As part of their Terry Fox Run on Sept. 21, students, parents and teachers of the Beaverlodge Elementary School headed west of the Ed Brown and Ed Hotte Ag Complex, with trail markers made by the Community Enhancement Committee. Committee […]

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Jennifer Wood, the woman behind the scenes of the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP), is being honoured by the federal government with an Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award (EMESA). While an award ceremony was hosted in Ottawa Sept. 7, Wood remained in the region as she manages wildfire evacuees from the Northwest Territories. Wood […]

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To many Wembley residents, Betty Wathen was always “Betty from Wembley Greenhouses.” “They may not even have realized what her last name was,” her daughter, Nina Wathen, remembered. “She was the go-to person long before Google; if you had a problem with a tree, or a petunia, or flower, you went to Betty from Wembley […]

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A Walk to Remember returned on Saturday, representing a day for parents, families, and friends to remember and celebrate babies lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), neonatal, and infant death. The walk is hosted by Tiny Hands of Hope, a group dedicated to spreading awareness and helping others during their time of […]

Hythe legion vows banners will fly, with or without county help

The Hythe Legion is seeking support from the community following a decision from the County of Grande Prairie that it won’t assist in the hanging of the Remembrance Day banners. 2023 marks the fifth year the banners will line the streets to commemorate local veterans. For the last two, the county has provided the service […]

City of Grande Prairie looks at options to support daycares

The City of Grande Prairie wants to expand childcare spaces by attracting new providers, supporting staff recruitment and advocating local childcare needs to the province.  City administration and the mayor have been meeting with childcare providers across the city and listening to their concerns and challenges to identify how to best advocate on their behalf. […]

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Women Building Futures turns 25: Helping women enter the trades and find financial securityWomen

Though Women Building Futures (WBF) is celebrating 25 years of ensuring women can start new careers in the trades or transportation industry, it says much more work is needed in the years ahead.  Nearly 3,000 women have benefited from the programs and mentorship of WBF that offers free training and support to women who are […]

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