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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 use of wireless or “invisible” fences as the primary means of animal containment has been banned in Sexsmith.  Town council gave third reading Monday evening to bylaw 1079 to amend Animal Control Bylaw 1039. Amendments stipulate invisible fences cannot be the primary source of containment, recommending the animal be within a fenced area, tethered […]

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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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Sexsmith to look into stormwater policy

The Town of Sexsmith is exploring the allowing non-motorized watercraft at the northwest stormwater pond. Town council decided during Monday’s regular meeting to develop a policy in regards to recreational use of local stormwater ponds. A motion was passed to direct administration to gather information and costs to pursue policy development. Town of Sexsmith Chief […]

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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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