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Grande Prairie people visiting Italy feel earthquake tremors

August 26, 2016

Grande Prairie people visiting Italy feel earthquake tremors

Grande Prairie people visiting Italy feel earthquake tremors Recovery continues after the big earthquake in...

Former PM Stephen Harper resigns as MP

August 26, 2016

Former PM Stephen Harper resigns as MP

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper has bowed out of politics, resigning as MP for his...

Peace Wapiti Superintendent ready for back to school

August 26, 2016

Peace Wapiti Superintendent ready for back to school

The 2016/17 school year is days away. Sheldon Rowe, Superintendent with Peace Wapiti School...

Tommy Paul ordered to stand trial for Snider murder

August 26, 2016

Tommy Paul ordered to stand trial for Snider murder

A trail date has not been set for Tommy Paul, but he has been ordered...

Training camp opens up for Grande Prairie Storm

August 26, 2016

Training camp opens up for Grande Prairie Storm

Sixty players, more than two dozen of them from the Peace, are expected at Storm...

Pembina buys ice dividers for local rinks

August 26, 2016

Pembina buys ice dividers for local rinks

Local hockey teams have received some help as Pembina Pipelines has donated almost 60 sets of ice dividers...

Farmers reminded to have safe practices during harvest

August 25, 2016

Farmers reminded to have safe practices during harvest

Farmers will be working long hours for harvest over the coming weeks.   The...

Mayor asks your opinion on giving Bear Creek Folk Fest money

August 25, 2016

Mayor asks your opinion on giving Bear Creek Folk Fest money

The mayor wants to know what you think about giving the Bear Creek Folk Festival...

Busy year ahead for Disabled Transportation Society

August 25, 2016

Busy year ahead for Disabled Transportation Society

The Disabled Transportation is looking ahead to another busy year.   General Manager Ken Murray...

Bust in Valhalla Centre leads to drug and weapon charges for Beaverlodge woman

August 25, 2016

Bust in Valhalla Centre leads to drug and weapon charges for Beaverlodge woman

A 27 year old woman from Beaverlodge is facing drug and weapon charges after the...

Hot dogs served after lobsters not delivered for Peace Country festival

August 25, 2016

Hot dogs served after lobsters not delivered for Peace Country festival

A Peace Region woman who hosts an annual lobster festival says they had to serve hot dogs...

New local clinic aims to help opioid users

August 25, 2016

New local clinic aims to help opioid users

As fentanyl continues to be a problem in the region, there is local help with...

Arrest made after Grande Prairie robbery

August 24, 2016

Arrest made after Grande Prairie robbery

A man has been charged following a bank robbery in Grande Prairie.   The...

Valhalla man facing drug, assault and robbery charges

August 24, 2016

Valhalla man facing drug, assault and robbery charges

An assault report from earlier this month has led to 24 charges for a...

Paint the Park Purple at Evergreen Park on Sunday

August 24, 2016

Paint the Park Purple at Evergreen Park on Sunday

This is the last weekend for horse racing at Evergreen Park, concluding with the Mr....

RCMP remind drivers of school zones

August 24, 2016

RCMP remind drivers of school zones

It's back to school in one week and local RCMP are reminding motorists to be...

House fire victims hit again

August 24, 2016

House fire victims hit again

The victims of a house fire on the 13th say thieves went through what is...

Folk fest asks city to cover shortfall

August 24, 2016

Folk fest asks city to cover shortfall

The Bear Creek Folk Festival came up short and has asked the city to cover...

Common Tansy discovered in the Peace

August 24, 2016

Common Tansy discovered in the Peace

A small isolated island located eight kilometres north of the Smoky Bridge along Highway 43 is infested...

Fatal rollover near Westlock leads to charges for GP man

August 23, 2016

Fatal rollover near Westlock leads to charges for GP man

Twenty-one-year-old Ryan Paul Ouellette of Grande Prairie faces a series of charges after a fatal...

Search continues for missing 47-year-old female

August 23, 2016

Search continues for missing 47-year-old female

RCMP in Grande Prairie are continuing their efforts to locate missing 47-year-old Karen Marie Jordan....

City looking at pilot project to help small business

August 23, 2016

City looking at pilot project to help small business

The City is looking at a pilot project for a Retail Services Incubator in the...

Deficit increases due to Fort Mac wildfire

August 23, 2016

Deficit increases due to Fort Mac wildfire

Alberta's finance minister says the projected deficit in his first-quarter fiscal update has been revised...

RCMP make arrests in counterfeit money scam

August 23, 2016

RCMP make arrests in counterfeit money scam

Four people have been arrested after an investigation into the use of counterfeit U.S. money...

City council wrap up; rural addresses and funding approvals

August 23, 2016

City council wrap up; rural addresses and funding approvals

The residents in newly annexed areas will need to make sure their property is properly...

Provincial fiscal update Tuesday

August 23, 2016

Provincial fiscal update Tuesday

Albertans will get a better look Tuesday afternoon where the province sits financially.  The Finance...

Flooding in Grande Prairie for second time in August

August 22, 2016

Flooding in Grande Prairie for second time in August

Pictures from Facebook For the second time this month streets of Grande Prairie flooded as...

HIV North wants more people to access lifesaving naloxone kits

August 22, 2016

HIV North wants more people to access lifesaving naloxone kits

A recent bust in Grande Prairie of so-called "street level" dealers put the spotlight...

Missing Dawson Creek teen possibly in Grande Prairie

August 22, 2016

Missing Dawson Creek teen possibly in Grande Prairie

Local RCMP are looking for help locating 16-year-old Madelyn Whyte.   She is from Dawson...

More rain expected for the Peace

August 22, 2016

More rain expected for the Peace

Once again, heavy rain caused some Grande Prairie streets to flood.   According to Environment...

Earthquake recorded near Peace River

August 22, 2016

Earthquake recorded near Peace River

A small earthquake was felt near Peace River last week. It hit shortly after midnight...

BC Hydro has fracking concerns for Peace Country

August 22, 2016

BC Hydro has fracking concerns for Peace Country

Through freedom of information legislation the Globe and Mail has found documents showing BC Hydro...

Part of 99th Avenue down to one lane for construction

August 22, 2016

Part of 99th Avenue down to one lane for construction

99th Avenue between 100th and 102nd Streets will be reduced to one lane as part...

Donations needed for Tools for School program

August 22, 2016

Donations needed for Tools for School program

The Tools for School program is back this year, once again spearheaded by the United...

Construction on Whitelaw gravel pit road

August 22, 2016

Construction on Whitelaw gravel pit road

Construction will be done this week on the Whitelaw gravel pit road near Fairview. A...

South Patterson road rehab work begins Monday

August 21, 2016

South Patterson road rehab work begins Monday

A pair of road rehab projects begin Monday in the South Patterson neighbourhood.  Reco Construction...

Alberta Open Farm Day celebrated in Peace region on Sunday

August 21, 2016

Alberta Open Farm Day celebrated in Peace region on Sunday

Three Peace Region operations will be hosting events on Sunday to mark Alberta Open Farm...

One more day of racing to go in WPCA season

August 21, 2016

One more day of racing to go in WPCA season

Layne Bremner had the best time on night three of the season ending WPCA stop...

Locally owned horse wins big in Edmonton

August 21, 2016

Locally owned horse wins big in Edmonton

There was a local winner during the Canadian Derby horse racing meet in Edmonton on...

Beaverlodge celebrates 60 years as a town

August 20, 2016

Beaverlodge celebrates 60 years as a town

Celebrations will take place this weekend in Beaverlodge as that community was declared a town...

Vigen posts best time in Friday night in Rocky Mountain House

August 20, 2016

Vigen posts best time in Friday night in Rocky Mountain House

Chanse Vigen had the best time on night two of the WPCA's season ending stop...

Environmental approval given to BC Peace pipeline

August 20, 2016

Environmental approval given to BC Peace pipeline

The B-C government has given environmental approval to a 160 km liquid natural gas pipeline in...

Storm move Zablocki

August 20, 2016

Storm move Zablocki

The Storm have completed a trade as their training camp approaches.  20 year old forward...

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