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AOE for Patterson

June 27, 2016

AOE for Patterson

Grande Prairie's Paulette Patterson is among eight people named to receive the Alberta Order of...

Swan City Rotary Club to donate wheelchairs

June 27, 2016

Swan City Rotary Club to donate wheelchairs

The Swan City Rotary Club has partnered with Spinal Cord Injury Alberta and the Canadian...

Liam and Olivia top list of baby names for Albertans in 2015

June 27, 2016

Liam and Olivia top list of baby names for Albertans in 2015

The usual favourites topped the list of baby names in Alberta last year, but Patience,...

Mark Sutherland wins in High River

June 27, 2016

Mark Sutherland wins in High River

The finals of Guy Weadick Days wrapped up in High River. When the times were...

Muskoseepi to host National Aboriginal Day events

June 26, 2016

Muskoseepi to host National Aboriginal Day events

The 20th Anniversary Celebration of National Aboriginal Day will take place Sunday afternoon in Muskoseepi Park....

Poker run raises just under $1,000

June 27, 2016

Poker run raises just under $1,000

A parade and poker run was held Saturday in Grande Prairie, in conjunction with the...

Pair face charges after making fraudulent transactions in Whitecourt

June 26, 2016

Pair face charges after making fraudulent transactions in Whitecourt

Local businesses, a service group and a youth athletic association in Whitecourt were victims of...

Enforcement cautions public about pets in cars on hot days

June 26, 2016

Enforcement cautions public about pets in cars on hot days

This week's forecast calls for nothing but sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to...

GP native in good shape heading into final day of racing in High River

June 26, 2016

GP native in good shape heading into final day of racing in High River

Mark Sutherland has a 1.6 second aggregate lead over Colt Cosgrave going into today's final...

Local representation on Volleyball Canada masters team

June 26, 2016

Local representation on Volleyball Canada masters team

A pair of Grande Prairie residents are with the Canadian Men's Masters volleyball team at...

Drillers win

June 26, 2016

Drillers win

The Grande Prairie Drillers have their first win of the 2016 Alberta Football League season,...

Mixed results for rugby teams

June 26, 2016

Mixed results for rugby teams

The division 3 men's Centaurs and the lady Sirens hosted St Albert on Saturday. Both...

Attempted armed robbery at Best Western in Peace River

June 25, 2016

Attempted armed robbery at Best Western in Peace River

Peace Regional RCMP are looking for a man after an attempted armed robbery at the...

Peace Region under severe thunderstorm watch

June 25, 2016

Peace Region under severe thunderstorm watch

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued by Environment Canada. They are saying conditions could...

Grande Cache considering dissolving into MD of Greenview

June 25, 2016

Grande Cache considering dissolving into MD of Greenview

The Town of Grande Cache has fallen on hard times and is now looking at...

Four local youth recipients of Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award

June 25, 2016

Four local youth recipients of Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex was in Calgary this week to hand out some hardware. The...

Weekend events at Hythe Speedway postponed

June 25, 2016

Weekend events at Hythe Speedway postponed

A pair of events that were scheduled to take place at the Hythe Motor Speedway...

CHUCKWAGONS:  Two nights in the books for WPCA in High River

June 25, 2016

CHUCKWAGONS: Two nights in the books for WPCA in High River

Doug Irvine had the best time on night two of the WPCA stop in High...

RCMP asking for help locating male in Sexual Assault Investigation

June 24, 2016

RCMP asking for help locating male in Sexual Assault Investigation

An RCMP sketch artist has worked with witnesses to create a composite sketch of the...

Construction on 92 Street extended to August

June 24, 2016

Construction on 92 Street extended to August

The City says the 92 Street construction project will take longer to complete than expected....

World Religions Conference in Grande Prairie Saturday

June 24, 2016

World Religions Conference in Grande Prairie Saturday

The Grande Prairie Public Library is hosting the local stop for the World Religions Conference Saturday....

Collision near Chetwynd claims two lives

June 24, 2016

Collision near Chetwynd claims two lives

A two vehicle collision near Chetwynd has left two people dead. It happened at 10:50...

Summer Classic Mixed Slo-Pitch and Fast Pitch Tournament starts tonight

June 24, 2016

Summer Classic Mixed Slo-Pitch and Fast Pitch Tournament starts tonight

It's a weekend full of baseball in Grande Prairie as the 5th Annual Stonebridge Hotel...

43 people facing charges after drug investigation in BC Peace

June 24, 2016

43 people facing charges after drug investigation in BC Peace

Forty-three people are facing charges after a lengthy drug trafficking investigation in BC's Peace...

GP Regional Animal Care Facility opens Monday

June 24, 2016

GP Regional Animal Care Facility opens Monday

The City and County say a newly formed animal shelter will start operating Monday.   It...

GPPA President not surprised by oil production forecast

June 24, 2016

GPPA President not surprised by oil production forecast

Canada's oil industry has lowered its 2030 output estimate, but says growth will continue. The Canadian...

Lower enrollments concern for some school districts

June 24, 2016

Lower enrollments concern for some school districts

Declining rural populations leading to lower enrollments is still a worry for some school districts....

Grande Prairie Pride Festival kicks off today

June 24, 2016

Grande Prairie Pride Festival kicks off today

The Grande Prairie Pride Festival starts tonight with a guest speaker from Uganda at...

Local politicians say MGA consultation went well

June 24, 2016

Local politicians say MGA consultation went well

Details of the Province's modernized Municipal Government Act were presented to a crowd in Grande...

Canadian teams picking early in NHL Draft

June 24, 2016

Canadian teams picking early in NHL Draft

The Toronto Maple Leafs hold the first overall pick in Friday's NHL Draft. The...

Wheatbelt Baseball League Results

June 24, 2016

Wheatbelt Baseball League Results

Wheatbelt Baseball League action last night, it was a scoring frenzy as the Fairview...

CAPP drops 2030 oil production forecast

June 23, 2016

CAPP drops 2030 oil production forecast

Canada's oil producers have once again lowered their long-term production estimates as low oil prices...

Missing teen located

June 23, 2016

Missing teen located

UPDATE: RCMP advise that 17 year-old Serenity Webb has been located safe and unharmed.  ...

Missing woman found

June 23, 2016

Missing woman found

UPDATE: RCMP advise that Kassandra Jorquera has been located safe and unharmed.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ...

Modernized Municipal Government Act Tour stops in Swan City

June 23, 2016

Modernized Municipal Government Act Tour stops in Swan City

Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee was in Grande Prairie this morning to present the details...

New wildifres in SLFA, none serious

June 23, 2016

New wildifres in SLFA, none serious

Lightning started five new wildfires in the Slave Lake Forest Area today. All the fires are...

Province-wide arrest warrant out for biker

June 23, 2016

Province-wide arrest warrant out for biker

RCMP are reminding bikers that they don't have to necessarily catch you in the act...

WPCA circuit resumes in High River

June 23, 2016

WPCA circuit resumes in High River

The WPCA wagons roll again tonight. They are racing in High River through Sunday.  Kurt...

MGA Summer Tour in Grande Prairie

June 23, 2016

MGA Summer Tour in Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie and area residents get a look at the Municipal Government Act Thursday. The...

Rising water closes County of Grande Prairie road

June 22, 2016

Rising water closes County of Grande Prairie road

The County of Grande Prairie has closed a road in the Hythe area because of...

Rserve funds needed to balance PRSD budget

June 22, 2016

Rserve funds needed to balance PRSD budget

The Peace River School Division says it will have to use just over $2.2 million...

Good report card for PRSD

June 22, 2016

Good report card for PRSD

The Peace River School Division says it has received a good report card from Alberta...

43X project going to tender soon

June 22, 2016

43X project going to tender soon

Alberta Transportation has the design and tender for the Highway 43X Bypass ready. Regional Director...

HIV North reacts to Canadian Blood Services change to deferral period

June 22, 2016

HIV North reacts to Canadian Blood Services change to deferral period

The reaction has been mixed to the recent announcement by Canadian Blood Services about its deferral...

RM of Wood Buffalo Councillors vote to double their salaries

June 22, 2016

RM of Wood Buffalo Councillors vote to double their salaries

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Councillors from a northeastern Alberta municipality severely damaged by a huge...

Storm making moves

June 22, 2016

Storm making moves

The Storm have made a handful of trades over the last week with teams in...

Beaupre finishes third at Alberta Open

June 22, 2016

Beaupre finishes third at Alberta Open

Grande Prairie's Tyson Beaupre finished in third place at the Alberta Open in Edmonton. He...

WBL replaces all-star weekend with make-up games

June 22, 2016

WBL replaces all-star weekend with make-up games

The Wheatbelt Baseball League replaced its  All Star game in Fairview this weekend with make-ups games...

UPDATE: Missing man located

June 21, 2016

UPDATE: Missing man located

UPDATE: RCMP say Kaut has been located safe and unharmed. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   The public's assistance...

GPRC Wolves Women's Basketball team welcomes new head coach

June 21, 2016

GPRC Wolves Women's Basketball team welcomes new head coach

The GPRC Wolves Women's Basketball team has hired a new head coach. Jared Cheverie will...

Encana selling Peace Region assets to Birchcliff Energy

June 21, 2016

Encana selling Peace Region assets to Birchcliff Energy

A deal in the oilpatch involves some assets in the Peace.    Encana is selling...

Swan City Mounties charge man in alleged sexual assault

June 21, 2016

Swan City Mounties charge man in alleged sexual assault

A 46 year old Edmonton man has been charged by Grande Prairie RCMP after an...

Updated: Rollover near Grimshaw sends teen to hospital

June 21, 2016

Updated: Rollover near Grimshaw sends teen to hospital

A single vehicle rollover has sent a teen to hospital in serious but stable condition. ...

Sod turned at future location of new fire hall in Sexsmith

June 21, 2016

Sod turned at future location of new fire hall in Sexsmith

Sod was turned and ground was broken Tuesday morning at the location for the new...

State of Emergency cancelled for Dawson Creek

June 21, 2016

State of Emergency cancelled for Dawson Creek

The State of Local Emergency issued for Dawson Creek due to flooding has been...

Fields hit by B.C. Peace flooding

June 21, 2016

Fields hit by B.C. Peace flooding

The flooding in the B.C. Peace hit some crop land as well. Farmer Ross...

Tuesday is National Aboriginal Day

June 21, 2016

Tuesday is National Aboriginal Day

The federal government began observing National Aborginal Day on June 21 two decades ago.This year,...

Wildfire hazard climbing

June 21, 2016

Wildfire hazard climbing

The wildfire hazard has gone up to high in the Slave Lake Forest Area with...

Cash and Camping ticket sales down

June 21, 2016

Cash and Camping ticket sales down

With just a couple of weeks left, Cash and Camping lottery organizers are putting the...

Local players invited to Hockey Canada Development Camp

June 21, 2016

Local players invited to Hockey Canada Development Camp

Two players from the Peace Country have been invited to Hockey Canada's Under 17 Summer...

Climate event at GPRC

June 20, 2016

Climate event at GPRC

Seven Generations Energy is hosting an event about global climate Monday at the Douglas J. Cardinal...

Jet boat races going ahead

June 17, 2016

Jet boat races going ahead

The jet boats return to the Peace Country this weekend. The Capstan Hauling Rat Bat...

Drysdale takes a look back on spring sitting

June 13, 2016

Drysdale takes a look back on spring sitting

After a busy spring session in the legislature, things wrapped up last week.   MLA...

Free BBQ Wednesday in Muskoseepi Park for Municipal Government Day

June 13, 2016

Free BBQ Wednesday in Muskoseepi Park for Municipal Government Day

The 15th annual Municipal Government Day BBQ goes in Muskoseepi Park on Wednesday from 4:00 –...

de Wit remembers Ali

June 10, 2016

de Wit remembers Ali

Muhammad Ali will be remembered at a funeral in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky today....

Wagon season resumes tonight

June 9, 2016

Wagon season resumes tonight

Stop 2 of the World Professional Chuckwagon Association season gets going tonight in Saskatoon. Kurt...

Mountview Social Housing units sold by city

June 8, 2016

Mountview Social Housing units sold by city

They've been vacant since 2012, but the Mountview Social Housing units have finally been sold...

Clean Air Day today

June 8, 2016

Clean Air Day today

The Peace Air Shed Zone Association is asking people to join it in marking Clean...

Strong start for crops

June 3, 2016

Strong start for crops

One farming expert says the recent rain has been "a miracle" for crops in the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Grande Prairie Red Cross volunteers helping evacuees

May 13, 2016

Grande Prairie Red Cross volunteers helping evacuees

Close to 700 Red Cross volunteers, including some in Grande Prairie, are working on the...

Tossing smoke butts onto roads, sidewalks and green spaces could cost you

May 19, 2016

Tossing smoke butts onto roads, sidewalks and green spaces could cost you

Even though it's considered littering, everyday hundreds of cigarette butts are tossed onto Grande Prairie...

Grande Prairie SPCA to close

May 25, 2016

Grande Prairie SPCA to close

The Grande Prairie SPCA is closing its doors at the end of May due...

Some relief from hot, dry summers coming

May 26, 2016

Some relief from hot, dry summers coming

The Weather Network says we can still expect summer in the Peace to be warmer...

Health Advisory Council meets tonight

May 26, 2016

Health Advisory Council meets tonight

The Peace Health Advisory Council meets Thursday night. 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Grande Prairie Public...

GPRC hosting first of its kind award presentation

May 26, 2016

GPRC hosting first of its kind award presentation

Grande Prairie Regional College has started a new awards celebration. The first Early Childhood Education...

Nominations now being accept for Good Neighbour Awards

May 29, 2016

Nominations now being accept for Good Neighbour Awards

Municipal Government Day is fast approaching and the City is once again encouraging residents with...

Everything set for Purina Walk for Dog Guides

May 29, 2016

Everything set for Purina Walk for Dog Guides

The Purina Walk for Dog Guides goes Sunday in over 200 communities across the country, including...

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