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An evacuee of the Fort McMurray wildfire shares his story

May 5, 2016

An evacuee of the Fort McMurray wildfire shares his story

The wildfires have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Fort McMurray and officials...

STARS sends Grande Prairie to help out in Fort Mac

May 5, 2016

STARS sends Grande Prairie to help out in Fort Mac

A helicopter and crew from Grande Prairie's STARS base has been assigned to help with...

Four locals taken in WHL Bantam Draft

May 5, 2016

Four locals taken in WHL Bantam Draft

Four players from the Peace Country were taken in Thursday's WHL Bantam Draft. Kjell Kjemhus...

Grande Prairie and area officials to help with Fort McMurray fire

May 5, 2016

Grande Prairie and area officials to help with Fort McMurray fire

Grande Prairie will be sending some people to help out with the wildfire situation...

County of Grande Prairie issues fire ban

May 4, 2016

County of Grande Prairie issues fire ban

The County of Grande Prairie has issued a fire ban.  All burn permits are...

State of Emergency in Alberta

May 4, 2016

State of Emergency in Alberta

The Alberta government has declared a provincial state of emergency. Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee addressed...

Update: Fort McMurray wildfire

May 4, 2016

Update: Fort McMurray wildfire

A grim picture is emerging of the destructive force of a wildfire that continues to...

City Fire Department ready to help Fort McMurray

May 4, 2016

City Fire Department ready to help Fort McMurray

The Grande Prairie Fire Department is on standby, waiting for word from the province to...

Evacuation alerts remain in place in B.C. Peace

May 4, 2016

Evacuation alerts remain in place in B.C. Peace

The Peace River Regional District says four evacuation alerts remain in place for the B.C....

GPREP has resources ready to help in Fort McMurray

May 4, 2016

GPREP has resources ready to help in Fort McMurray

The Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership is ready to respond to the Fort McMurray situation as requested...

Helping Fort McMurray residents

May 4, 2016

Helping Fort McMurray residents

Many are wondering how they can help their fellow Albertans right now. Through twitter Red Cross Alberta...

Weather not helping Fort McMurray wildfires

May 4, 2016

Weather not helping Fort McMurray wildfires

All eyes are on the wildfire situation in Fort McMurray today.    Meteorologist Josh Classen...

Food and water being collected for Fort Mac first responders

May 4, 2016

Food and water being collected for Fort Mac first responders

A Grande Prairie woman is organizing collections for first responders to the Fort McMurray wildfires. ...

Slave Lake Forest Area fire update

May 4, 2016

Slave Lake Forest Area fire update

A out of control wildfire northwest of Red Earth Creek has now burned 1600 hectares,...

Earls backtracks on Alberta Beef decision

May 4, 2016

Earls backtracks on Alberta Beef decision

Earls says they are going to be using Alberta Beef again in their restaurants.   This,...

The latest on the wildfire situation in Fort McMurray

May 4, 2016

The latest on the wildfire situation in Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray residents are waking up wondering if they have a home to go back...

Special weather statement covering the province

May 3, 2016

Special weather statement covering the province

On what could be a record breaking temperature day, Environment Canada has come out with...

Fire restriction now covers entire forest protection area

May 3, 2016

Fire restriction now covers entire forest protection area

A fire restriction is now in place for the entire Forest Protection Area in Alberta....

Farm safety lessons for local kids

May 3, 2016

Farm safety lessons for local kids

Close to 500 kids are getting a lesson in farm safety this week in Grande...

Wildfire hazard VERY HIGH for Grande Prairie region

May 3, 2016

Wildfire hazard VERY HIGH for Grande Prairie region

The wildfire hazard has been bumped up to VERY HIGH for the Grande Prairie Forest Region thanks...

Evacuation Alerts remain in place for parts of BC Peace

May 3, 2016

Evacuation Alerts remain in place for parts of BC Peace

The Peace River Regional District is reminding residents there are three Evacuation Alerts in effect...

May 3, 2016

"Unite the Right" idea gaining steam in Alberta

Discussions are happening in Alberta about a new political party to potentially "Unite the Right". GPRC...

Emergencey Preparedness Week

May 3, 2016

Emergencey Preparedness Week

Know the risks, have a plan and always stay informed.   It's Emergency Preparedness Week...

Rosvold wins county by-election

May 3, 2016

Rosvold wins county by-election

For the first time in nearly 30 years Division 8 constituents in the County of Grande...

Fatal crash on Driftpile Bridge Sunday

May 2, 2016

Fatal crash on Driftpile Bridge Sunday

A devastating crash Sunday at Driftpile has claimed the life of three people including two...

Weyerhaeuser selling Grande Prairie pulp mill

May 2, 2016

Weyerhaeuser selling Grande Prairie pulp mill

Weyerhaeuser is selling its Grande Prairie pulp mill. It is part of a $2.2 billion sale...

Wildfire risk in the Peace Country increasing

May 2, 2016

Wildfire risk in the Peace Country increasing

  The wildfire risk is now listed as extreme in the Peace River and Slave Lake...

Evacuation Alerts issued for parts of BC Peace

May 2, 2016

Evacuation Alerts issued for parts of BC Peace

Firefighters in the BC Peace could face a tough task as temperatures in the region...

Wildfires near Fort McMurray and Fort St. John

May 2, 2016

Wildfires near Fort McMurray and Fort St. John

An out-of-control wildfire south of Fort McMurray prompted a late-evening evacuation order. A blaze has burned through...

County issues fire advisory

May 2, 2016

County issues fire advisory

The warm, dry conditions have led to the County of Grande Prairie issuing a fire...

Time to de-stress during Mental Health Week

May 2, 2016

Time to de-stress during Mental Health Week

People are being urged to de-stress during this Mental Health Week. Jody Walker is a Mental...

Enforcement Services reminding young drivers to be safe

May 2, 2016

Enforcement Services reminding young drivers to be safe

Enforcement Services will be working to educate young and new drivers throughout the month...

Charges laid in Mayerthorpe bridge fire

May 1, 2016

Charges laid in Mayerthorpe bridge fire

Mayerthorpe RCMP have arrested and charged a 19-year-old man with multiple counts of Arson. Lawson...

Unknown fish species found in Muskoseepi Park Pond

May 1, 2016

Unknown fish species found in Muskoseepi Park Pond

Testing has begun to figure out how a potentially invasive species of fish ended up in the Muskoseepi Park...

Division 8 County By-Election day is Monday

May 1, 2016

Division 8 County By-Election day is Monday

Monday is By-Election day for voters in Division 8 of the County of Grande Prairie....

GP Thrashers drop pair of games to Lloydminster

May 1, 2016

GP Thrashers drop pair of games to Lloydminster

It was a tough weekend for the Grande Prairie Thrashers Junior B Lacrosse Club, who...

Curl For Kids Sake a rocking success

May 1, 2016

Curl For Kids Sake a rocking success

Big Brothers Big Sisters put on the first annual Curl for Kids Sake in Grande...

Repairs set for this week on Bear Creek trail

May 1, 2016

Repairs set for this week on Bear Creek trail

A portion of the Bear Creek trail system will be closed Monday and Tuesday for...

Wildfire hazard increased in Peace River area

May 1, 2016

Wildfire hazard increased in Peace River area

Wildfire crews are working to bring a blaze west of Dixonville under control.  The 30...

Youth Week underway in Grande Prairie

May 1, 2016

Youth Week underway in Grande Prairie

It's Youth Week in Grande Prairie and the City will be holding events to celebrate...

Inaugural season for Northern Lights Baseball Academy begins this weekend

April 29, 2016

Inaugural season for Northern Lights Baseball Academy begins this weekend

The season will start on the road this weekend for the Northern Lights Baseball Academy...

Man charged after fatal collision in Grovedale area

April 30, 2016

Man charged after fatal collision in Grovedale area

One man is dead and another in hospital following a serious motor vehicle collision last...

Local SPCA needs financial help to keep doors open

April 30, 2016

Local SPCA needs financial help to keep doors open

After serving the community for over 30 years the local SPCA is facing a financial...

Wildfire hazard high around the Peace

April 29, 2016

Wildfire hazard high around the Peace

The fire hazard is rated high in the Grande Prairie Forest Area, very high in...

Annual tree pruning program set to roll out

April 30, 2016

Annual tree pruning program set to roll out

The city's annual spring and summer tree pruning program begins on Sunday.  This year, parks...

Make sure your load is secure before going to the dump

April 30, 2016

Make sure your load is secure before going to the dump

It's sping cleaning time and Enforcement Services will be checking to make sure when folks are...

Peace region hockey product off to WHL final

April 30, 2016

Peace region hockey product off to WHL final

Grande Prairie's Schael Higson and the Brandon Wheat Kings will meet the Seattle Thunderbirds for...

Update:  missing teenage girl found

April 29, 2016

Update: missing teenage girl found

Update: Grande Prairie RCMP advise that Madison Brousseau has been located safe and unharmed.  ...

Notley returns from Washington, calls trip a success

April 29, 2016

Notley returns from Washington, calls trip a success

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is calling her three-day trip to Washington a success. Notley says...

Alberta Bail Review results in 31 recommendations to improve service

April 29, 2016

Alberta Bail Review results in 31 recommendations to improve service

The Province has released results from the Alberta Bail Review, and 31 recommendations for improving the...

Ministers say province's pipeline push continues

April 29, 2016

Ministers say province's pipeline push continues

A pair of provincial cabinet ministers told the crowd at the Highway 43X announcement in...

Stem cell drive for young boy coming up in Crooked Creek

April 29, 2016

Stem cell drive for young boy coming up in Crooked Creek

A young Crooked Creek boy is hoping to find a bone marrow match as he...

GP Courthouse part of provincial pilot project

April 29, 2016

GP Courthouse part of provincial pilot project

The Grande Prairie Courthouse will be part of a pilot project that will see it...

Spring start for construction of new PWSD school

April 29, 2016

Spring start for construction of new PWSD school

Construction of a new Peace Wapiti Division school is expected to start late this spring....

Shut-down time at Weyerhaeuser

April 20, 2016

Shut-down time at Weyerhaeuser

A two week shut-down is underway at Grande Prairie's Weyerhaeuser pulp mill. Company spokesman Wayne...

Construction could start soon on Downtown Streetscape project

April 19, 2016

Construction could start soon on Downtown Streetscape project

The City is getting closer to starting construction on the Downtown Streetscape project.   Project...

Sexual Assault Response Team up and running in Grande Prairie

April 18, 2016

Sexual Assault Response Team up and running in Grande Prairie

The Grande Prairie Sexual Assault Team has been working together over the past ten months...

Drysdale disapointed with level of debt in Provincial Budget

April 18, 2016

Drysdale disapointed with level of debt in Provincial Budget

The PC MLA for Grande Prairie-Wapiti isn't suprised at the $10 billion deficit in last...

City Council meeting tonight

April 18, 2016

City Council meeting tonight

City Council meets tonight. Two awards will be handed out at the meeting. The George...

LNG petition presented to House of Commons

April 16, 2016

LNG petition presented to House of Commons

A petition signed by thousands of LNG supporters has been presented in the House of...

Controlled burn near Sturgeon Lake

April 15, 2016

Controlled burn near Sturgeon Lake

 Progress is being deemed good in a controlled burn near Sturgeon Lake. Possible wildfire fuel...

A look ahead with Wayne Drysdale

January 7, 2016

A look ahead with Wayne Drysdale

 We look ahead to 2016 today with the MLA for GP Wapiti. Wayne Drysdale doesn't...

Guilty plea in shooting at vehicles case

January 5, 2016

Guilty plea in shooting at vehicles case

A man charged after vehicles were shot at along Highway 43 almost a year ago...

El Nino to thank for mild winter

January 7, 2016

El Nino to thank for mild winter

Meteorologist Josh Classen says a strong El Nino is to thank for our mild winter...

Peace Country Beef Congress starts today

January 8, 2016

Peace Country Beef Congress starts today

 The 18th Peace Country beef Congress starts today in Dawson Creek.  Spokesman Evan Binks says...

Not all gloom says ATB

January 21, 2016

Not all gloom says ATB

 ATB Financial says it is seeing optimism in Alberta's small business community. Vice President of...

Monday comments deadline for Amisk Hydroelectric Project

January 22, 2016

Monday comments deadline for Amisk Hydroelectric Project

Work continues on the proposed Amisk hydroelectric project. It would see a run of river...

Family Literacy Day today

January 27, 2016

Family Literacy Day today

Today is Family Literacy Day. Children's Literature Roundtable President Serena Boyt-Hawryluk says its important for...

Alleged organized crime case in court February 10

January 29, 2016

Alleged organized crime case in court February 10

The four people arrested by ALERT January 21 in Grande Prairie will make their first...

County of Grande Prairie Fire Department considering station changes

January 29, 2016

County of Grande Prairie Fire Department considering station changes

The County of Grande Prairie Fire Department is contemplating changes for two fire stations. Fire...

Local clincs can now supply, prescribe naloxone

February 3, 2016

Local clincs can now supply, prescribe naloxone

Alberta Health Services says 29 walk-in clinics around Alberta can now supply and prescribe...

Round 1 of NPHL play-offs could end tonight

February 9, 2016

Round 1 of NPHL play-offs could end tonight

The first round of the North Peace Hockey League play-offs could wrap up tonight. Fort...

Five martial arts medals for Grande Prairie athletes

February 10, 2016

Five martial arts medals for Grande Prairie athletes

 A couple of Grande Prairie guys came home with a bunch of medals from the...

Peace farmer worried about agri-business proposal

February 11, 2016

Peace farmer worried about agri-business proposal

A local farmer says there are some concerns about a huge agri-business deal. ChemChina, a...

NPHL Round 1 wraps tonight

February 11, 2016

NPHL Round 1 wraps tonight

The first round of the North Peace Hockey League playoffs will end tonight. Fort St....

Additions to Hockey Legends web site

February 11, 2016

Additions to Hockey Legends web site

Anyone interested in the Peace Country's hockey history will want to check a couple new...

FarmSafe workshop coming to Grande Prairie

February 15, 2016

FarmSafe workshop coming to Grande Prairie

 Alberta's four grain commissions have organized some FarmSafe workshops for our province. One will be...

Family Day at Nitehawk, Whispering Pines and Powder King open too

February 15, 2016

Family Day at Nitehawk, Whispering Pines and Powder King open too

Big Country will be helping celebrate Family Day today at Nitehawk. There will be prizes, special...

Regional recreation plan in the works

February 23, 2016

Regional recreation plan in the works

The Joint City-County Recreation Board has completed a survey on what type of recreational activities...

City progressing with plans for Afghan War Memorial

February 24, 2016

City progressing with plans for Afghan War Memorial

The City is putting together plans for a monument to Veterans of the Afghanistan War....

Opportunities for agribusiness says economist, but problems must be solved

February 29, 2016

Opportunities for agribusiness says economist, but problems must be solved

 A Farm Credit Canada economist says immigration is creating opportunities in agriculture. Craig Klemmer says...

Curling Report - Final day of the Scotties

February 28, 2016

Curling Report - Final day of the Scotties

It all comes down to today. It’s the final day at the Scotties Tournament...

Chamber reacts to visit from Premier

March 1, 2016

Chamber reacts to visit from Premier

Premier Rachel Notley spoke at a Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce luncheon yesterday....

Grant to help flooding issue for Peace River

March 1, 2016

Grant to help flooding issue for Peace River

Town officials in Peace River will be getting some provincial money to fix a chronic...

SPCA approaching City for funding to help make it through financial difficulties

March 2, 2016

SPCA approaching City for funding to help make it through financial difficulties

The Grande Prairie and District SPCA is facing some financial difficulties.   Executive Director Cheryl...

Notley not upset about Quebec Energy East stance yet

March 2, 2016

Notley not upset about Quebec Energy East stance yet

Alberta's Premier says the review Quebec wants for the Energy East pipeline proposal is similar to...

Notley on Vancouver meeting

March 4, 2016

Notley on Vancouver meeting

Talks in Vancouver have resulted in all provincial and territorial leaders agreeing to study carbon...

Exhibit space sells out for Agri-Show

March 7, 2016

Exhibit space sells out for Agri-Show

Exhibit space sells out for Agri-Show   Exhibitor space is a sell-out for this year's...

Day 1 of Agri-Show today

March 10, 2016

Day 1 of Agri-Show today

This is Day 1 of the Peace Country Classic Agri-Show. Besides the trade show and...

Agri-Show Day 2

March 11, 2016

Agri-Show Day 2

 It's a big day today at the Peace Country Classic Agri-Show. The day will...

Lots of family things at the Agri-Show

March 12, 2016

Lots of family things at the Agri-Show

  There are lots of family things at this year's Peace Country Classic Agri-Show. One...

Number of avalanche deaths above average says local expert

March 18, 2016

Number of avalanche deaths above average says local expert

 Thirteen people have died in avalanches in Canada this winter. Twelve have been snowmobilers. Ryan...

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