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The 2024 Alberta Winter Games took place over the Family Day weekend in the Grande Prairie region.  Grande Prairie (Zone 8) took home five gold, seven silvers and 15 bronze medals.  The Minister’s Cup and the Spirit of Sport award were given to the Peace country.  Zone 3 (Calgary) won the Alberta Cup winning 61 […]
Improving kidney care and cardiac units are priorities of the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation (GPRHF). The foundation gave an update to city council on its efforts to improve regional health care at the Feb. 12 council meeting.  “Northern doctors have identified, as a large concern, a fully functioning cardiac care unit, which we currently […]

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A local family is showing the world what it's like to live in Grande Prairie as newcomers to Canada. They’re even inspiring others to choose the city as a place to live. The Anderson family, or Di Andersons Family as they are known online, has been posting to YouTube for about four years.  “We moved […]
A glimmer in every little girl’s eye. A dream is drifting on the wind, ready for eager hands to snatch it up, and you can almost hear the lyrics of Bert Parks in the air. “Theeere she is …   Miiiss …. Teepee Creek Stampede.” It’s not exactly Miss America, but it might be the […]

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The resting place of 610 souls on an acre of land has passed into the responsibility of the County of Grande Prairie by this summer. The municipality will take over the operations and responsibility of the Webster Cemetery from the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan.  “We weren’t getting any support whatsoever from the archdiocese,” said Ken Salacki, […]

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NWP advocacy priorities include funding for health education, student mental health, inflation

Enrolment rates, health education and student mental health are among the top advocacy priorities of Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP). City council learned how it can best advocate for NWP on Feb. 14 in a letter from the post-secondary institution at a Council Committee of the Whole meeting. “We hear in our community on a regular basis […]

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Young figure skaters make Canadian history at 2024 Winter Youth Olympics

“Dedication, determination, and a love for the sport” is behind a local figure skater’s role in landing this country’s first-ever gold medal at the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics. “I was shocked at first and then I thought this is pretty cool that we just won Canada’s first gold medal at the games,” Kole Sauve told […]

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The Men’s Shed: A place for all guys

A little shop in the west end of Grande Prairie has become a gathering place for men to socialize, create friendships and share skills. The Men’s Shed is a place for men to grab a coffee and cookies, work on projects in the shop, or socialize and play games.  “The Men's Shed is an opportunity […]

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