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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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Local government and entrepreneurship are now on the curriculum at St. Mary’s Catholic School. Thanks to a unique new initiative, all grades at the K-8 school in Sexsmith are taking a hands-on role in being an adult, from running a business to forming a miniature government outside of the school. “We have a government with […]

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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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County to take responsibility over Webster Cemetery

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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Beaverlodge Elks make a move

The Beaverlodge Elks made a move to help move with the times last week. The club has vacated its home of the past three decades in the basement of the Beaverlodge Community Centre. The Elks held its first meeting in the Lossing Centre, or the Beaverlodge & District Senior Citizen's Association, on Feb. 7. It’s […]

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