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Help End Auto Theft Campaign

December 2, 2016

Help End Auto Theft Campaign

Crime Prevention is launching their 'Help End Auto Theft Campaign' this afternoon. Members from Crime...

Unemployment rate falls in Grande Prairie region

December 2, 2016

Unemployment rate falls in Grande Prairie region

The unemployment rate in our region has dropped for the fourth straight month. The jobless...

Santa Claus Parade Sunday

December 2, 2016

Santa Claus Parade Sunday

A holiday tradition continues this weekend in Grande Prairie with the Santa Claus Parade. It...

Local woman wins #savealifeselfie contest

December 2, 2016

Local woman wins #savealifeselfie contest

A Grande Prairie resident has won the Canada-wide #savealifeselfie contest that was put on by St. John...

December marks Impaired Driving Awareness Month

December 2, 2016

December marks Impaired Driving Awareness Month

It is Impaired Driving Awareness month and Alberta Transportation hopes people continue to get the...

International Day for Persons with Disabilities event tonight

December 2, 2016

International Day for Persons with Disabilities event tonight

Tomorrow is International Day for Persons with Disabilities. A celebration is being held tonight at...

Advocates talk long-term care in Grande Prairie

December 2, 2016

Advocates talk long-term care in Grande Prairie

Long-term care in the province will be the topic of discussion tonight in the city...

New ownership for Grande Prairie pulp mill

December 1, 2016

New ownership for Grande Prairie pulp mill

International Paper has completed its acquisition of Weyerhaeuser's Cellulose Fiber operations, including the Grande Prairie...

Snow clearing continues in GP on scaled back approach

December 1, 2016

Snow clearing continues in GP on scaled back approach

City crews are moving forward with snow clearing in residential areas, however, on a scaled...

Local MLA supports proposed helmet legislation

December 1, 2016

Local MLA supports proposed helmet legislation

The MLA for GP Wapiti, Wayne Drysdale, is throwing his support behind the government's proposed legislation...

Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce elects new Board Chair

December 1, 2016

Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce elects new Board Chair

Dennis Bell has been elected as the new Chair of the Grande Prairie & District...

Festival of Trees a fundraising success

December 1, 2016

Festival of Trees a fundraising success

The annual Festival of Trees in support of the new hospital brought in $700,000 this...

Highway 40 planning study

December 1, 2016

Highway 40 planning study

The future of Highway 40 south of Grande Prairie is being put on paper. The...

County asks off-highway vehicle users to stay off fields

December 1, 2016

County asks off-highway vehicle users to stay off fields

The County of Grande Prairie is asking off-road vehicle and snowmobile users to stay off...

Low Income Transit Access program users will no longer receive free passes

December 1, 2016

Low Income Transit Access program users will no longer receive free passes

City Council has approved changes to the Low Income Transit Access Program. Under the current...

One person in custody after fatal stabbing in GP

November 30, 2016

One person in custody after fatal stabbing in GP

RCMP are investigating and one person is in custody after a man was fatally stabbed...

Optimism in local energy industry says GPPA President

November 30, 2016

Optimism in local energy industry says GPPA President

Approval of new pipelines and OPEC planning to cut production comes at a good time in the...

Premier pleased with pipeline approvals

November 30, 2016

Premier pleased with pipeline approvals

Premier Rachel Notley released the following statement following the federal approval of two pipeline projects....

Energy Minister looking to the future after federal pipeline approval

November 30, 2016

Energy Minister looking to the future after federal pipeline approval

The Northern Gateway project, which was expected to create jobs in the Peace Region, was...

Update: Betsy Peecheemow found safe and unharmed

November 30, 2016

Update: Betsy Peecheemow found safe and unharmed

Local RCMP say 36-year-old Betsy Peecheemow has been located safe and unharmed.   November 21st: Grande...

Northern Gateway rejected, other pipelines approved

November 29, 2016

Northern Gateway rejected, other pipelines approved

The federal government has approved two pipeline projects and denied another. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

127 people counted in GP homeless count

November 29, 2016

127 people counted in GP homeless count

A total of 127 people were counted in October's homeless count.   Katherine Sheppard, Homeless Initiative...

Moose coaxed out of city, no evidence to support cougar sighting

November 29, 2016

Moose coaxed out of city, no evidence to support cougar sighting

Two moose that were spotted near Poplar Drive Monday night have now been coaxed out...

2016 GP Poverty Profile open house

November 29, 2016

2016 GP Poverty Profile open house

Understanding what poverty looks like in Grande Prairie is the focus of a three day...

Man from Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement missing since July

November 29, 2016

Man from Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement missing since July

RCMP in Manning are continuing an investigation for a missing 43-year-old who has not been...

Wednesday marks Cars for Christmas deadline for early bird draw

November 29, 2016

Wednesday marks Cars for Christmas deadline for early bird draw

This is the first time the Cars for Christmas Lottery has ever held an early...

Historic church restoration to be completed

November 29, 2016

Historic church restoration to be completed

The Worship Centre is planning a move from their current home, to a more...

Scoffin, Martin win at Dawson Creek Cash Spiel

November 29, 2016

Scoffin, Martin win at Dawson Creek Cash Spiel

Thomas Scoffin's Edmonton-based rink (pictured) beat another Edmonton rink, Warren Cross, 6-4 in the Competitive Division...

Major drug bust in Countryside South

November 28, 2016

Major drug bust in Countryside South

Three people were arrested on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 and one faces a series of...

Child pornography arrest in Dawson Creek

November 28, 2016

Child pornography arrest in Dawson Creek

An investigation that started in Abbotsford, B.C. in August has led to the arrest of...

Popularity of fentanyl decreasing in Peace region

November 28, 2016

Popularity of fentanyl decreasing in Peace region

Coming on the same day we are reporting the largest fentanyl bust Grande Prairie has ever seen, local...

Province says Alberta's projected deficit is down a bit, Wildrose slams government polices

November 28, 2016

Province says Alberta's projected deficit is down a bit, Wildrose slams government polices

Alberta's projected deficit for this year is down slightly, according the second quarter update released Monday....

Vacancy up and rent down in GP: CMHC

November 28, 2016

Vacancy up and rent down in GP: CMHC

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released their latest Rental Market Report for Alberta and there are more apartments...

Five arrested after drug bust in Valleyview

November 28, 2016

Five arrested after drug bust in Valleyview

RCMP in Valleyview arrested five people after a drug bust on a couple homes in...

Eastlink set to mark five year anniversary

November 28, 2016

Eastlink set to mark five year anniversary

Next month, The Eastlink Centre will be five years old and the city is throwing a...

New Executive Director has big plans for local tourism association

November 27, 2016

New Executive Director has big plans for local tourism association

The Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association welcomed a new executive director at the beginning...

Grovedale teen wins Royal Conservatory gold medal

November 27, 2016

Grovedale teen wins Royal Conservatory gold medal

A 17 year old from Grovedale has won a gold medal from the Royal Conservatory...

Volleyball crowns for two peace region schools

November 27, 2016

Volleyball crowns for two peace region schools

St Joe's Cienahs are provincial 3A girls volleyball champions.  The Cienahs knocked off Springbank in...

Storm winless streak stretches to eleven

November 27, 2016

Storm winless streak stretches to eleven

The Storm are still looking for their first win in November after a 6-4 setback...

Saturday local sports recap

November 27, 2016

Saturday local sports recap

Morgan Maclean scored 5 times as the Grande Prairie A's beat Spirit River 10-5 in...

Nominations being considered for Sparky's Secret Wish

November 26, 2016

Nominations being considered for Sparky's Secret Wish

If you know someone struggling financially this holiday season they might be a perfect candidate for...

Celtics fall short in provincial final

November 26, 2016

Celtics fall short in provincial final

St Joe's Celtics came up just short in their efforts to reclaim a provincial high...

Festival of trees kicks off for another year

November 26, 2016

Festival of trees kicks off for another year

The 28th annual Festival of Trees has taken over the Entrec Centre at Evergreen Park this weekend....

Friday local sports recap

November 26, 2016

Friday local sports recap

NWJHL from Friday night, the County Kings fell 4-3 in a shootout to Fairview, while Dawson...

Two Peace Country competitors in the lead at the Agribition Rodeo

November 25, 2016

Two Peace Country competitors in the lead at the Agribition Rodeo

Two B.C. Peace competitors lead their events half-way through the Canadian Western Agribition Rodeo...

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