Politics

Council grants 1-month tax relief

High Prairie taxpayers will be getting a one-month break on the municipal portion of taxes in 2020.
High Prairie town council unanimously decided at a special meeting May 5 to give the tax relief in lieu of the devastating effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on some, but not all, businesses and residents.

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Council ponders pay cut

Big Lakes County council appears ready to discuss a pay cut as council faces a tight budget in tough economic times.
At a special budget meeting April 29, council discussed the idea proposed by North Gilwood – Triangle Councillor Ken Matthews.

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Chamber presents petition to MLA

A petition urging the provincial government to level the old High Prairie hospital was presented to the local MLA on site.
Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn accepted the petition with 527 names March 6 by High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce president Barry Sharkawi.

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‘Our plan is working’ says MLA Rehn

The Alberta Budget delivered Feb. 27 will bring down the province’s deficit by $1.2 billion, and that is a good thing, says Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn.
“Our plan is working,” he said the day after the budget was tabled in the Alberta Legislature.

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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.