Repairs on Patterson Drive
13 minutes ago | Curtis Galbraith
Part of Patterson Drive is being repaired today. The City says part of the road under the pavement between 82nd and 84th Avenues has failed and needs to be re-built. Temporary asphalt will be applied as the asphalt plants don't start operating until mid-May.
Dream Home draw tonight
32 minutes ago | Curtis Galbraith
Someone is going to win a house worth $1.5-million tonight. The Dream Home draw will start at 7:00 at the home in Taylor Estates. All the other prizes, including half of a 50-50 jackpot that is at a new record of $489,640.00, will also be given away. Organizers say anyone coming might want to bring a lawn chair,...
Investigation launched following early morning house fire
1 hour ago | Trevor Snell
It took roughly 40 minutes for the Grande Prairie Fire Department to bring a fire in the upper level of an Ivy subdivision home under control this morning. A call came in a 6:55 a.m. and the blaze was declared under control at 7:39. As a result, one nearby home sustained heat damage but the fire itself was contained...
GP-Wapiti MLA hopes farmers with unharvested crops get help
4 hours ago | Glory Przekop
The local PC MLA is hoping the meeting between the Agriculture Minister and Team Alberta consisting of Alberta Barley, the Alberta Wheat Commission and the Canola Producers and Pulse Growers Associations goes well today (Wednesday). They are meeting to discuss the current situation many farmers are facing with last...
Local RCMP applaud 'An Act to Modernize Enforcement of Provincial Offences'
5 hours ago | Glory Przekop
The local RCMP Officer in Charge is applauding the provincial government's 'An Act to Modernize Enforcement of Provincial Offences'. Superintendent Don McKenna says this means people with overdue fines for minor offences will no longer risk jail time. “That makes perfect sense as opposed to sending police officers...
Saint Lawrence Centre hosts "Spring Kick-off"
8 hours ago | Laryn Gilmour
The Saint Lawrence Centre homeless drop in program is hosting its "Spring Kick-off" Project Lead, Jared Gossen says the event is a way to showcase what was accomplished over the winter. "Spring Kick-Off is just an opportunity for supporters and volunteers and our staff to all get together and review the winter....
Province, industry call softwood duties disappointing
19 hours ago | Curtis Galbraith
Both the province and the Alberta Softwood Lumber Trade Council call an American decision to slap duties on Canadian lumber "very disappointing". Council co-chair Paul Whittaker is hoping Alberta will be able to find more customers in Asia and here in Canada. "Western Canadian companies and governments have focused...
Second April horse rescue for County firefighters
21 hours ago | Curtis Galbraith
County of Grande Prairie firefighters have been called to their second horse rescue this month. They were called to a spot along Secondary Highway 670 and Range Road 34 after a draft horse became stuck in some mud. They used their specialized training in large animal rescue to save the animal. The horse is now...
County hosts community input sessions
Apr 25, 2017 | Laryn Gilmour
The County of Grande Prairie will be hosting three community input sessions aimed at gathering feedback from residents about the Growth and Economic Development Strategy. The strategy is a proactive plan that will explore the County's current and future economic opportunities. It will be focused on the regions agriculture,...
Firefighters rooftop campout for charity
Apr 25, 2017 | Laryn Gilmour
The Grande Prairie Firefighters Charitable Foundation is putting on another fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Spokesperson Colton Macdonald says the MD Rooftop Campout will take place atop Better Than Fred's, with a goal to raise $10,000. “On the weekend itself we are going to be holding certain fitness...