‘Enough is enough’

A petition is circulating in High Prairie to lobby the provincial government to demolish the old High Prairie Health Complex.
The petition, encouraged by resident James Waikle and backed by the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce, is asking for immediate action citing several reasons.


Wilderness camp celebrates record year

High Prairie Wilderness continues to grow in support in its fourth year of ministry to youth.
The summer camp for ages 12-17 years had its biggest year to date, says Aaron Harbidge, who launched the camp in 2016 under Sagitawa Christian Camping Society.


Viersen’s goal: defeat Trudeau!

Newly-elected MP Arnold Viersen is promising to work for the betterment of all sectors of the economy.
“I will continue to fight for forestry, farming and the oil and gas sectors that are the heartbeat of our communities,” he says.


STARS receives $2M boost

STARS air ambulance has had a good fundraising year thanks to a sold out lottery, but is still facing some funding uncertainty.
The air ambulance service is a critical way for those living in rural communities or working in remote areas to get rapid transport to medical services.


ATM theft worries chamber

A second theft of an automated teller machine [ATM] from a High Prairie business in 2019 has raised more concern from the chamber of commerce.
At its monthly meeting Nov. 21, High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce decided to send a letter to the Town of High Prairie to increase patrols in the area.


Chamber petitions for hospital demolition

A petition is being launched to lobby the provincial government to demolish the old High Prairie Health Complex.
The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce is spearheading the petition suggested by James Waikle at the monthly chamber meeting Nov. 21.


Energy sector appreciative of recognition

Big Lakes County promoted its profile and partnerships in the energy sector at an appreciation reception Oct. 28 in Calgary.
Over 70 energy companies operating in the county were invited to the event, held at the Sheraton, says a Nov. 2 county news release.


Big Lakes presents ‘healthy’ cheques

Big Lakes County recently presented several cheques totaling just over $22,000 to support health charities.
The money was raised at the sixth annual Big Lakes County Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 22 at the High Prairie and District Golf Club.