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Freezing Rain Warning ended

February 5, 2016

Freezing Rain Warning ended

The freezing rain warning for the Peace has ended. It had covered Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge,...

Feedback sought on minimum wage increase

February 5, 2016

Feedback sought on minimum wage increase

The Alberta Chambers of Commerce are looking for feedback on how the minimum wage increase...

Public School District seeking feedback on sexual orientation and gender identity policy

February 5, 2016

Public School District seeking feedback on sexual orientation and gender identity policy

The Grande Prairie Public School District says over 120 people have provided feedback on its...

Agreement-in-principle reached on Site C

February 5, 2016

Agreement-in-principle reached on Site C

BC Hydro and Fort St. John have reached an agreement-in-principle on a Community Measures Act...

Canucks and Pirates Game 2 winners in NPHL playoffs

February 5, 2016

Canucks and Pirates Game 2 winners in NPHL playoffs

North Peace Hockey League playoffs last night. Dawson Creek beat Fort St. John 5-4 in...

Oil Barons drop Storm 3-0

February 5, 2016

Oil Barons drop Storm 3-0

The Storm are now 5 points back of Fort McMurray for the final playoff spot...

Investor group steps forward to keep Storm on the ice

February 4, 2016

Investor group steps forward to keep Storm on the ice

An investor group has come forward to keep the Storm on the ice for the...

Grande Prairie A&W robbed

February 4, 2016

Grande Prairie A&W robbed

RCMP say the A&W on 100th Street has been hit by an armed robber. Last...

Chamber Ball Saturday

February 5, 2016

Chamber Ball Saturday

The Chamber Ball goes tomorrow at the Holiday Inn. The Grande Prairie and District Chamber...

Registration open for Catholic School District open houses on boundary changes

February 5, 2016

Registration open for Catholic School District open houses on boundary changes

Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools says registration is now open for some upcoming open...

Mavericks to debut in MPFL in 2016

February 5, 2016

Mavericks to debut in MPFL in 2016

There will be a new member competing in the Mighty Peace Football League next season,...

Wolves raising awareness for mental health

February 5, 2016

Wolves raising awareness for mental health

The Wolves are raising awareness for mental health this weekend. Spokesperson Francois Fournier says it's...

New fire hall in Sexsmith expected to be ready this year

February 5, 2016

New fire hall in Sexsmith expected to be ready this year

The Town of Sexsmith has added construction of a new fire hall to the 2016...

More residential snow plowing today

February 5, 2016

More residential snow plowing today

Residential snow plowing continues in the City today. Crews will be in the Northridge, Crystal...

Warm weather on the way according to Josh Classen

February 4, 2016

Warm weather on the way according to Josh Classen

Meteorologist says we're in store for some nice weather over the next week.   "It...

Feds fast-track infrastructure money for Alberta

February 4, 2016

Feds fast-track infrastructure money for Alberta

Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged from a meeting yesterday with a formal...

Local ranchers invited to join ABP, McDonalds program

February 4, 2016

Local ranchers invited to join ABP, McDonalds program

 Peace Region ranchers have a chance to join the McDonald's Verified Sustainable Beef Pilot Project....

Half of cancer cases avoidable says AHS

February 4, 2016

Half of cancer cases avoidable says AHS

Alberta Health Services says a new study has found Alberta can avoid 6700 cancer cases...

Avalanche Canada, B.C Coroner say caution better than equipment in avalanches

February 4, 2016

Avalanche Canada, B.C Coroner say caution better than equipment in avalanches

 Avalanche Canada and the B.C Coroners Service are stressing safety after the avalanche last Saturday...

Storm looking to re-ignite rivaly with back-to-back games

February 4, 2016

Storm looking to re-ignite rivaly with back-to-back games

It's not do or die, but it's pretty close.   The road to the postseason...

Rycroft golfer to be part of Team Alberta this year

February 4, 2016

Rycroft golfer to be part of Team Alberta this year

A Rycroft golfer will be part of Team Alberta for the upcoming season. Representing the Grande...

Babitsch sentenced to six years

February 3, 2016

Babitsch sentenced to six years

Family and friends of Courtney Johnstone whose body was found in a landfill two years...

511 Alberta rolls out innovative ways to improve safety of motorists

February 3, 2016

511 Alberta rolls out innovative ways to improve safety of motorists

511 Alberta announced upgrades to their services that are designed to help Albertans navigate roads...

Whooping cough outbreak declared over

February 3, 2016

Whooping cough outbreak declared over

Alberta Health Services has declared pertussis outbreaks in the North and Central zones over. Pertussis,...

RCMP investigating alleged road rage incident

February 3, 2016

RCMP investigating alleged road rage incident

Swan City Mounties are investigating after a road rage incident led to an assault. Around...

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...

City accepting submissions for Utility Box Beautifiction program

February 3, 2016

City accepting submissions for Utility Box Beautifiction program

Calling all local artists and photographers!   The City is accepting submissions for their annual...

Bridge work in Muskoseepi Park

February 3, 2016

Bridge work in Muskoseepi Park

Construction will begin tomorrow to the pedestrian bridge just west of 72 Avenue and 100...

Missing teen located

February 3, 2016

Missing teen located

An 18 year old Beaverlodge man reported missing has been located. Keenan Alde was found safe...

Pirates and Huskies winners on first night of NPHL playoffs

February 3, 2016

Pirates and Huskies winners on first night of NPHL playoffs

The North Peace Hockey League playoffs kicked off last night with a pair of games....

City considering reviewing snow removal policy more often

February 2, 2016

City considering reviewing snow removal policy more often

The City is looking at reviewing the snow removal process. Last week many residents were...

Escaped prisoner and man and woman who helped him face several charges

February 2, 2016

Escaped prisoner and man and woman who helped him face several charges

The man who escaped from the jail in Peace River, and the man and woman who helped him...

Man with gun found hiding in local bar

February 2, 2016

Man with gun found hiding in local bar

RCMP is looking for a male suspect after a man with a gun was caught hiding...

Huge crowd at Valleyview Bill 6 session

February 2, 2016

Huge crowd at Valleyview Bill 6 session

  More than  150 people attended a session in Valleyview last night on efforts to...

Peace municipalities added to deferral list

February 2, 2016

Peace municipalities added to deferral list

Producers in four more Peace Country municipalities are eligible for federal tax deferrals because of...

City dealing with surplus from 100th Anniversary Celebrations

February 2, 2016

City dealing with surplus from 100th Anniversary Celebrations

The City has a surplus of close to $175,000.00 left over from last year's 100th...

Hepatitis A detected in the Peace

February 2, 2016

Hepatitis A detected in the Peace

  Alberta Health Services has confirmed some cases of Hepatitis A west of the city....

Property re-inspections in west County next week

February 2, 2016

Property re-inspections in west County next week

Those living in the west part of the county of Grande Prairie can expect property re-inspections...

Another Jets comeback?

February 2, 2016

Another Jets comeback?

Discover the Peace Country is reporting the Valleyview Jets are looking at making a comeback....

NPHL, NWJHL, Rio meeting

February 2, 2016

NPHL, NWJHL, Rio meeting

Dawson Creek will be in Fort St. John while Manning will visit Falher tonight as the North Peace Hockey...

County reminding drivers to be safe when passing snow clearing equipment

February 1, 2016

County reminding drivers to be safe when passing snow clearing equipment

The County of Grande Prairie is reminding drivers to be safe after some recent near...

IIOBC investigating Charlie Lake standoff

February 1, 2016

IIOBC investigating Charlie Lake standoff

 The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has been called in after the standoff Sunday in...

Petrochemical incentives announced

February 1, 2016

Petrochemical incentives announced

The Alberta government is looking to boost the province's petrochemical sector with a new program...

One big change in new royalty set-up says Chamber CEO

February 1, 2016

One big change in new royalty set-up says Chamber CEO

Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce CEO Dan Pearcy says there is one big change in...

BEEP and STEP program focus for February

February 1, 2016

BEEP and STEP program focus for February

Local Enforcement Services is out with their BEEP and STEP programs for the month of...

Construction of new La Glace Arena set for later this year

February 1, 2016

Construction of new La Glace Arena set for later this year

Ground is expected to be broken this year for a new Arena in La Glace....

Standoff near Fort St John

February 1, 2016

Standoff near Fort St John

B-C's independent police watchdog has been called in after a man was found dead following...

B.C. Peace crash

February 1, 2016

B.C. Peace crash

RCMP say the drivers are being treated for injuries after a two vehicle crash in...

January 2016 cooler, drier than 2015 says Classen

February 1, 2016

January 2016 cooler, drier than 2015 says Classen

Josh Classen says January was a bit warmer than average, but cooler than the last...

City open houses on downtown work tomorrow

February 1, 2016

City open houses on downtown work tomorrow

An open house is taking place in the Rotary Community Room at the Montrose Cultural...

Dates and locations selected for County Open Houses

February 1, 2016

Dates and locations selected for County Open Houses

The County of Grande Prairie has set the dates and locations of this summer's Open...

Bill 6 sessions start tonight

February 1, 2016

Bill 6 sessions start tonight

There will be an information session about the effort to have a plebiscite on Bill 6...

Winter Walk Day Wednesday

February 1, 2016

Winter Walk Day Wednesday

Winter Walk Day Wednesday   Wednesday is Winter Walk Day across Alberta with a...

Field set for 2016 Scotties in Grande Prairie

February 1, 2016

Field set for 2016 Scotties in Grande Prairie

The field for the 2016 Canadian women's curling championship filled in Sunday with the final...

NPHL playoffs start tomorrow

February 1, 2016

NPHL playoffs start tomorrow

The North Peace Hockey League play-offs start tomorrow. Manning will be in Falher while Dawson...

NPHL Awards, All Stars

February 1, 2016

NPHL Awards, All Stars

Rick Cleaver of the Fort St. John Flyers is the Most Valuable Player in the North...

County resident among those killed in BC avalanche

January 31, 2016

County resident among those killed in BC avalanche

A County of Grande Prairie resident was one of the five people killed in Friday's...

Saturday's local hockey results

January 31, 2016

Saturday's local hockey results

Storm fell 4-1 in Spruce Grove last night.  Michael Clarke had the lone goal for...

City crews respond to late night fire in condo

January 30, 2016

City crews respond to late night fire in condo

Nobody was injured after a boiler malfunctioned and caught fire in a four story condo...

Tough night for Grande Prairie junior hockey teams

January 30, 2016

Tough night for Grande Prairie junior hockey teams

The Storm fell 9-0 in Drayton Valley last night, as the Thunder scored six times...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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