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WAGONS - Friday recap from Bonnyville and Manning

July 23, 2016

WAGONS - Friday recap from Bonnyville and Manning

Defending champion Luke Tournier has the aggregate lead after two nights of WPCA racing in...

Magician to perform at GPPL

July 23, 2016

Magician to perform at GPPL

Grande Prairie Public Library is hosting magician Arjay the Foole for a special free, family...

Numbers indicate buyer's market in Grande Prairie

July 22, 2016

Numbers indicate buyer's market in Grande Prairie

It's not all doom and gloom for those looking to sell their homes in Grande...

Be prepared and beat the heat: St. John Ambulance

July 22, 2016

Be prepared and beat the heat: St. John Ambulance

With two outdoor events taking place in Grande Prairie this weekend, festival goers are reminded to wear...

Clairmont area phone lines down

July 22, 2016

Clairmont area phone lines down

The County of Grande Prairie says some phone lines are down in the Clairmont area....

Man killed in crash near Slave Lake

July 22, 2016

Man killed in crash near Slave Lake

One man is dead after a truck roll over south of Slave Lake on...

STARS scam reaches Peace

July 22, 2016

STARS scam reaches Peace

STARS says scammers are targeting people in the Peace, and all over Alberta, with bogus...

Sekulic 6th, cousins go 1-2 again

July 22, 2016

Sekulic 6th, cousins go 1-2 again

Max Sekulic finished tied for sixth at the Alberta Mens Amateur Golf Championship in Innisfail....

CFR relocation reaction

July 22, 2016

CFR relocation reaction

The Canadian Finals Rodeo is moving to Saskatoon after more than 40 years of steer...

Motorcycle crash leaves one man dead

July 21, 2016

Motorcycle crash leaves one man dead

A man driving a motorcycle died after a collision Wednesday in Dawson Creek. RCMP say a...

November trial for two charged in ALERT bust

July 21, 2016

November trial for two charged in ALERT bust

Two people charged after an ALERT drug bust in January will stand trial in November. Kristopher...

International Street Performers Festival returns this weekend

July 21, 2016

International Street Performers Festival returns this weekend

The 16th annual Grande Prairie International Street Performers Festival is ready to get underway Friday. Founder and...

GP no longer violent crime capital of Canada

July 21, 2016

GP no longer violent crime capital of Canada

Last year Grande Prairie was ranked the violent crime capital of Canada, this year we...

New fire fighting vehicle needed to keep annexed land safe

July 21, 2016

New fire fighting vehicle needed to keep annexed land safe

The Grande Prairie Fire Department has asked for a new Type Three Wildland Urban Interface...

Canadian Finals Rodeo Saskatoon bound

July 21, 2016

Canadian Finals Rodeo Saskatoon bound

The Canadian Finals Rodeo is moving to Saskatoon after more than 40 years of steer...

Wagons roll again tonight

July 21, 2016

Wagons roll again tonight

  The next rounds of racing for the Western and World Pro wagons get going...

Sekulic 5th, locals show well on Junior Tour

July 21, 2016

Sekulic 5th, locals show well on Junior Tour

Max Sekulic fired a two under 70 in his third round at the Alberta Mens...

New soccer coach for The Academy

July 21, 2016

New soccer coach for The Academy

The new coach of the Wolves mens and womens soccer teams has taken on some...

Grande Prairie proven to be the regional retail hub

July 20, 2016

Grande Prairie proven to be the regional retail hub

Grande Prairie draws in a lot of people when it comes to retail spending.  The...

Flooding in Fort St John

July 20, 2016

Flooding in Fort St John

Heavy rains have drenched Fort St. John, causing flash flooding that police say left some...

Canada Child Benefit program launches

July 20, 2016

Canada Child Benefit program launches

Millions of Canadians will start receiving the federal government's new Canada Child Benefit Wednesday. The...

Local RCMP offer Pokémon Go safety advice

July 20, 2016

Local RCMP offer Pokémon Go safety advice

Grande Prairie RCMP say there hasn't been any major incidents locally in relation to the...

Rain lowers SLFA wildfire hazard

July 20, 2016

Rain lowers SLFA wildfire hazard

The rain has dropped the wildfire hazard to moderate in the Slave Lake Forest Area....

Centre not surprised by child advocate’s report

July 20, 2016

Centre not surprised by child advocate’s report

The Grande Prairie Friendship Centre is not surprised by the report Tuesday that found seven...

County of Grande Prairie starting paving projects today

July 20, 2016

County of Grande Prairie starting paving projects today

The County of Grande Prairie is starting some paving work today. That will take place ...

Federal government announces beef marketing money

July 20, 2016

Federal government announces beef marketing money

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay says the government has committed up to $6.4 million...

Local golfers busy

July 20, 2016

Local golfers busy

A second round 72 has left Max Sekulic with a 142 total after two rounds...

Two wins for Peace riders at dressage event

July 20, 2016

Two wins for Peace riders at dressage event

Two riders from the Peace scored victories over the weekend at the Amberlea Meadows Dressage...

Stop arms and flashing lights bylaw remains status quo

July 19, 2016

Stop arms and flashing lights bylaw remains status quo

The Traffic Bylaw regarding the use of stop sign arms and flashing lights on school...

AER cancels CNRL’s TDL for Cutbank Lake

July 19, 2016

AER cancels CNRL’s TDL for Cutbank Lake

CNRL's license to draw water from Cutbank Lake for fracking has been cancelled. Area residents...

Overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in child welfare system: Report

July 19, 2016

Overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in child welfare system: Report

Alberta's child advocate says seven out of every 10 youngsters in the province's welfare system...

Province stepping up construction inspections

July 19, 2016

Province stepping up construction inspections

The province says it will be focusing on residential construction sites during the busy...

Back up generator funding for Evergreen Park

July 19, 2016

Back up generator funding for Evergreen Park

The County of Grande Prairie, MD of Greenview and province have teamed up to fund...

Tumbler Ridge death called suspicious

July 18, 2016

Tumbler Ridge death called suspicious

RCMP say they are investigating a suspicious death in Tumbler Ridge. Police say they were...

Fire hazard climbing

July 18, 2016

Fire hazard climbing

Warmer weather is raising the fire hazard in some parts of the Peace. It is...

FireSmart Canada presents County with award

July 18, 2016

FireSmart Canada presents County with award

The County of Grande Prairie received a Community Protection Achievement Award Monday that recognizes the municipality for...

Executive Director at local ACFA heartbroken over Nice attacks

July 18, 2016

Executive Director at local ACFA heartbroken over Nice attacks

The local Association of Alberta Francophone’s is reacting to last week's deadly rampage in Nice,...

UPDATE: Power restored in SW Grande Prairie

July 18, 2016

UPDATE: Power restored in SW Grande Prairie

Power is fully restored in SW Grande Prairie after an early morning outage. ATCO says...

South Bear Creek Park survey

July 18, 2016

South Bear Creek Park survey

The City of Grande Prairie is looking for input from residents help determine further development...

City finalizing plans for Bear Creek pool renovations

July 17, 2016

City finalizing plans for Bear Creek pool renovations

The Bear Creek Pool will be renovated and re-opened by summer of 2018.   Several...

Doug Black now an Independent Senator

July 18, 2016

Doug Black now an Independent Senator

It was announced last week that Alberta Senator, Doug Black, would move from under the...

National award for local Big Brothers board president

July 17, 2016

National award for local Big Brothers board president

Board President Vernon Boyd of the local Big Brothers Big Sisters branch was presented with a...

Stampede and Teepee Creek wrap up

July 18, 2016

Stampede and Teepee Creek wrap up

It was father and son who came out on top at the 2016 Rangeland Derby...

Regular season coming to a close in Wheatbelt Baseball League

July 17, 2016

Regular season coming to a close in Wheatbelt Baseball League

The first place County Brewers closed out the regular season by splitting a pair of games Saturday,...

Mitch and Kirk Sutherland in Rangeland Derby final

July 17, 2016

Mitch and Kirk Sutherland in Rangeland Derby final

Two Grande Prairie drivers will be in Sunday night's $100,000 final of the Rangeland Derby. ...

Peace Region cowboys in Calgary Stampede rodeo final

July 17, 2016

Peace Region cowboys in Calgary Stampede rodeo final

Two Peace Region cowboys will compete in today's Calgary Stampede rodeo finals.  Clayton Moore of...

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