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June 8, 2018: Big Lakes County has officially launched a Business Retention & Expansion(BR + E) survey. The County wants to better understand the future plans and needs oflocal businesses and how business owners/managers view the community as a place todo business. The information from the survey will be used…
On May 31, 2018, the Honourable Brian Mason, Minister of Alberta Transportation advised Big Lakes County that three projects will be funded under the Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP). STIP is a provincially funded grant program that provides financial assistance to rural and smaller urban municipalities to develop and maintain…
High Prairie, April 24, 2018: Deron Bilous, Minister of Alberta Economic Development and Trade, mentioned Big Lakes County as a successful partner in the Community and Regional Economic Development Support (CARES) program on April 12th as part of the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future. Big Lakes County was the…
This was a brand new award added to the High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala, which took place October 21st at the Elks Rodeo Hall. The award recognizes companies and trades people who have improved the curb appeal of businesses in High Prairie and throughout the county.…
On June 30th, 2017, Big Lakes County Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Minister Danielle Larivee’s Office hosted a media launch event at Christie’s Gardens and Greenhouse to present the “Big Lakes Diversification and SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) Support Initiative.” As part of the Alberta Jobs Plan, the Alberta government…
On September 12, 2017, Big Lakes County received the ‘Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) Best Publication Award’ for its Sector Profiles, during the Annual Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Each year, recipients across the country are recognized by the EDAC for excellence in promoting their communities and furthering their…
HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. — Food trucks seem to proliferate in cities, but there’s only one rolling around in this area of northern Alberta. The Farm Truck carries food prepared from locally produced ingredients and is an offshoot of a family farm operation. Morgan Nesom is the management and marketing arm…

Words From the Wise

15 Dec 2016
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HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. — To make our world a better place, we must take time to smell the roses, take a walk, grow a garden, laugh, cry, and enjoy more of life together. Those are Stella Sware’s words of wisdom, the words her daughter-in-law, Jodi Sware, published in a book…

Farm Puts Out Welcome Mat

17 Nov 2016
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HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. — Lyndon Drefs once tried to use his bale processor as a snow-making machine, but it didn’t work. The processor wouldn’t throw snow as far as he wanted while trying to augment the toboggan hill at EC Bar Ranch Adventures. Drefs and his wife, Denise, are gradually…
HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. — Fields are far from bare in Alberta’s Peace River region, and hopes are low that crops that remain in the fields, both in swath and standing, will be harvested this year. Rainfall amounts vary, but much of the region saw up to and even exceeded 70…