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Shandro hears concerns from BLC

Concerns about reduced services and a shortage of physicians and staff at the High Prairie Health Complex have become a priority for the provincial health minister.
Big Lakes County council shared issues with Health Minister Tyler Shandro at its regular meeting March 24.

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Old hospital slated for demolition

Almost four years after the buildings were vacated, the old High Prairie Health Complex will be demolished in the coming months.
The Government of Alberta announced plans Feb. 3 to level the old hospital, J.B. Wood Nursing Home and the old EMS station and garage, all owned by Alberta Health Services.

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Town of HP giving Rehn a second chance

Make no mistake about it!
The Town of High Prairie is unhappy but willing to give Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn a second chance.
Council held a special meeting Jan. 7 and discussed the Rehn matter after the Town of Slave Lake asked for his resignation Jan. 5.

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Statements ‘racist’, says HP councillor

The Town of High Prairie will be issuing a carefully worded statement on its website against comments made at a September meeting by Town of Slave Lake Councillor Joy McGregor.
Council decided at its Nov. 10 meeting to make a statement, albeit not unanimous, after inappropriate and racist comments were made as viewed by the Indigenous community.

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Town of HP passes mandatory mask bylaw

Get your masks ready!
The Town of High Prairie passed a mandatory face covering bylaw at its Nov. 10 meeting.
Citizens will be required to wear a mask if COVID-19 cases in the Big Lakes County region reported by Alberta Health Services reaches 15.

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COVID puts freeze on HP Light-Up

The Christmas lights will still shine brightly in the High Prairie Civic Square this holiday season, but almost all other events usually held during Light-Up are cancelled.
“None of our members are happy we have had to cancel many events, but the pandemic is a reality we must consider,” says High Prairie Community Beautification chair Chris Clegg.

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Recreation services are about to change

A decreased level of recreation service to area residents is almost assured in the coming year, but just how much is an issue the Town of High Prairie is struggling with.
Council denied a request from the High Prairie joint recreation committee at its Oct. 27 meeting to keep the 2021 funding request the same as 2020.

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A mask bylaw: council will be ready just in case

Face masks may become mandatory in High Prairie to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the pandemic continues.
At its regular meeting Oct. 13, High Prairie town council approved a motion to draft a bylaw to make masks mandatory when a certain number of cases are reached in the Big Lakes County region.