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Two minors have been charged in relation to $150,000 in damages to the new arena under construction in La Glace last week. La Glace and District Agricultural Society chair Derek Nyland said the vandalism was reported by construction crews who arrived to work June 4 to find the destruction.  Nyland told the News Monday that […]

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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Sexsmith expresses interest in seniors housing

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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Grande Prairie Pow Wow requests $60,000 from city

A request for $60,000 for the Grande Prairie Pow Wow event later this month has been denied by the city.  Instead, council opted to provide a gift-in-kind for rental of Bonnetts Energy Centre and its guest services, valued at $22,000. Rising costs and low sponsorships were among the reasons for the ask.  “​​Despite our best […]

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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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