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February 21, 2017

GPRC hosts annual President's Awards Luncheon

More than 120 people attended Grande Prairie Regional College's annual President's Awards Luncheon at the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre Tuesday.   Gail Sherman, who has dedicated more than 30 years to GPRC and community...

February 21, 2017

Meeting tonight for Grande Prairie City Council

  Another attempt to sell the York Hotel-Germaine Park land downtown will be up for discussion at tonight's Grande Prairie City Council meeting.   There had been attempts previously to build a new school district office and a...

February 21, 2017

NPHL playoffs resume tonight

  The road teams have the lead in both series heading into tonight playoff games in the North Peace Hockey League.   In the West Division final, Spirt River will take a two games to none lead into Fort St. John.  ...

February 21, 2017

New mobile app for Growing the North conference participants

The eighth edition of the Growing the North Conference kicks off tonight with the Taste of the Peace event. Presentations begin tomorrow morning at the Entrec Centre at Evergreen Park. "We hope as many people attend as...

February 21, 2017

Alberta Seniors Advocate in Grande Prairie today

A ten community tour by Alberta's Seniors Advocate will stop in Grande Prairie today. Dr. Sheree Kwong See says she wants to meet with seniors in areas outside of Edmonton so they can learn about her office and what it can do...

February 20, 2017

One dead after accident near Pouce Coupe

  One person is dead after a single vehicle accident in the B-C Peace    Just before 10 am on Sunday, Dawson Creek RCMP say they came across a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee that had gone off the road and down an...

February 20, 2017

Balderston drops senior men's provincial final.

  Kurt Balderston fell just short in his bid to win an Alberta Senior Men's curling title.  After going undefeated in the round robin to secure a spot in the final, Balderston missed a tap back and roll to the button with his...

February 20, 2017

Traffic lights near new schools discussed

  City Hall says there is money in the 2018 budget to install traffic lights at 132nd Avenue and 108th Street.   Both the Peace Wapiti School Division and Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools have asked for lights at...

February 20, 2017

Family Day to be celebrated across the city

      The city has a number of events planned for Family Day Monday.   Spokesperson Ashley Marcinew says Winterlude goes at Muskoseepi Park from noon till four.   "In the Ernie Radbourne pavillion, there...

February 20, 2017

Updated: Manning RCMP seek suspect after firearms, ammunition seized

  UPDATE: Feb 21/17:  Manning RCMP say Chad Wood turned himself in to authorities on Sunday. Police were looking for Wood after they searched a property near Deadwood and seized 37 firearms. He has been released on...

February 19, 2017

Storm snap losing skid

  A gutsy 4-3 win for the Storm in Lloydminster Saturday night, as they snapped a 10 game losing streak, and moved back into the final playoff spot in the North division. Michael Clarke, Parker Smyth, Connor Blake and Dolan Bjornson...

February 19, 2017

Balderston into final of senior provincials

  Kurt Balderston is into the final of the provincial senior men's curling championship in Dawson Creek.  He finished the round robin with a 7-0 record, and will face the winner of Wade White and Scott Egger in the final. On...

February 19, 2017

Notley headed to Washington

Trade relations will be the focal point of discussions when Premier Rachel Notley visits Washington next week.   Notley says she will be meeting with industry leaders in Alberta, prior to leaving, to ensure the proper message is...

February 19, 2017

Chuckwagon exhibit opens today

A new exhibit featuring chuckwagons has it's grand opening this afternoon at the Heritage Discovery Centre.   It is called Horses, Wagons and Cowboys: the Chuckwagon Story.   Grande Prairie Museum Curator Charles Taws...

February 18, 2017

10 losses and counting for Storm

  The Storm dropped their 10th in a row Friday night, 6-0 in Lloydminster.  The loss also means the Storm have now fallen to last place in the AJHL North division, one point back of the Bobcats. The two teams meet again...

February 18, 2017

Crerar takes part in historic signing for local Metis association

The president of the Metis Local 1990  joined the premier in Edmonton earlier this month when the government and Metis Nation of Alberta signed a new 10 year framework agreement.   Grande Prairie's Angie Crerar says it was...

February 17, 2017

RCMP arrest man following robbery at local gorcery store

A 36-year-old Grande Prairie man is in custody after an incident at a grocery store in the area of 115 Avenue and 99 Street.   The suspect allegedly produced a hatchet after being approached by a store employee, who believed he...

February 17, 2017

Balderston wins battle of unbeaten rinks at senior provincials

Kurt Balderston won a battle of unbeaten teams this afternoon at the Senior Curling Provincials in Dawson Creek.   Balderston downed Edmonton's David Olsen 6-4 and is now alone in first at 5-0.   Darrel Veiner lost 7-1 to...

February 17, 2017

Consultations being held regarding future of GPRC

A new Campus Master Plan is being developed by Grande Prairie Regional College and they're inviting the public to share their thoughts and ideas.   "As a community institution, our primary responsibility is to serve our...

February 17, 2017

Intermittent closures for one block of 128th Avenue after gas leak

The city says 128th Avenue will be closed intermittently between 99th and 100th Streets because ATCO is repairing a gas leak.   There is no danger to the public and all businesses in the area remain open.   The city...

February 17, 2017

Dog dies after falling through ice

Peace Regional RCMP say it is a reminder to be careful on ice.   Police were called Friday to a report of a dog falling through ice on the Peace River. The dog could not be rescued and died.   Just the day before, police...

February 17, 2017

Edmonton MLA wants to know what you think about Daylight Saving Time

One Alberta MLA is suggesting Daylight Saving Time become a thing of the past. Thomas Dang, MLA for Edmonton-Southwest, is suggesting Alberta get rid of Daylight Saving Time and he wants to hear what other Albertans think though public...

February 16, 2017

Pink Shirt Day pins for first responders and law enforcement

Pink Shirt Day - a nationwide initiative to end bullying - goes February 22.   This year law enforcement and first responders will be participating by wearing pins. Fish and Wildlife, Alberta Sheriffs and Alberta Corrections...

February 16, 2017

One win, three losses for Peace teams in Draw 3 at senior Provincials

A win and three losses for Peace teams Thursday afternoon at the Alberta Senior Curling Championships in Dawson Creek.   On the men's side, Kurt Balderston ran his record to 3-0, good for a tie for first place, with a 7-5...

February 16, 2017

Garland found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder

Douglas Garland has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder.   The 57-year-old had been charged after the June, 2014 murders of Alvin and Kathy Likness and their five-year-old grandson Nathan O'Brien.  ...

February 16, 2017

GP man in hospital after pipe falls off oncoming vehicle

The driver of one truck, a 55-year-old Grande Prairie man, suffered non-life threatening injuries after a pipe fell from an oncoming truck, went through his windshield and struck him in the shoulder. It happened this morning...

February 16, 2017

Happy Canada Agriculture Day from Alberta's Agriculture Minister

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier has posted a video on Twitter, wishing everyone a happy Canada Agriculture Day.   "From the early, founding days of our province, agriculture has played a very important role...

February 16, 2017

Peace River and La Glace advance in Small Town Saturday Night concert giveaway

La Glace and Peace River have made the top 10 in a contest to land a Gord Bamford fund-raising concert.   Both have advanced to the next round of the Small Town Saturday Night concert giveaway, organized by the Big Valley Jamboree....

February 16, 2017

TechConnect, connecting youth with Mounties & computers

Local RCMP are launching a new initiative with help from the RCMP Foundation, connecting kids with technology. Through TechConnect, youth will be able to earn a laptop and an officer will teach the student how to use the computer for...

February 16, 2017

Roadie for Storm

The Grande Prairie Storm will be on the road for three games in three nights, starting tonight in Drayton Valley.   The Storm are tied with the Thunder for sixth place in the North Division with 30 points each, but Drayton has two...

February 16, 2017

Round 2 in NPHL playoffs starts tonight

Round 2 of the North Peace Hockey League playoffs will start tonight.   The West Division final will start in Fort St. John. The Flyers will host Spirit River. The Rangers advanced by beating Grande Prairie in the first round. Fort...

February 16, 2017

It's Heart & Stroke Day in Grande Prairie

Today marks Heart & Stroke Day in Grande Prairie.   Margaret Bell, Area Manager, says they will be out and about in the community, spreading the word.   "We're going to kick-off the day with breakfast at Subway at...

February 16, 2017

County Kings open up playoff series in Dawson Creek tonight

The Fort St. John Huskies and Sexsmith Vipers got the North West Junior Hockey League playoffs rolling Wednesday night, and tonight the County Kings and Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks will begin their series.   "They're a team...

February 16, 2017

Trial dates set for Peace River Mountie

  Trial dates set for Peace River Mountie   A trial date has been set for a Peace River Mountie facing an aggravated assault charge.   The trial for Corporal Mark Potts is set for August 22 and 23, according to...

February 15, 2017

Dawson Creek and Fort St. John to co-host World U-17 Hockey Challenge

Hockey Alberta has awarded the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge to Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.   The communities will co-host the event, just like to they did in 2015.   "I think we're still kind of pinching...

February 15, 2017

One lane re-opens on Highway 43

The left lane at westbound Highway 43 has re-opened, but the right lane at Range Road 94 remains closed after a semi tanker fire. 511 Alberta says there is congestion, so drivers should seek an alternate route.   - Curtis Galbraith...

February 15, 2017

Fort St. John police investigate robbery, charge three in drug arrest

Bank robber sought   Fort St. John RCMP are investigating a Valentine's Day bank robbery.   They say just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, a lone man is disguise walked into a financial institution on 100th Street in Fort St....

February 15, 2017

Grande Prairie sets new record-high temperature for Feb. 15

We have smashed the record-high temperature in Grande Prairie for February 15. The temperature got as high as 10.8 degrees today, breaking the old record of 7.4, set back in 1981.   - Trevor Snell 

February 15, 2017

Grande Prairie Museum opening chuckwagon exhibit this weekend

  A new exhibit centred on chuckwagons opens Sunday at the Grande Prairie Museum's Heritage Discovery Centre.   Museum Curator Charles Taws says the idea for Horses, Wagons and Cowboys: The Chuckwagon Story came about...

February 15, 2017

ASIRT investigating after man died while in police custody near Goodfare

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the death of a young man west of Grande Prairie. On Sunday, Beaverlodge RCMP were called to a rural residence near Goodfare for a possible break and enter. Officers entered the...

February 15, 2017

City Hall looking at lower speed limits in some spots

City staff in Grande Prairie are being asked to look at possible lower speed limits in certain areas.   The request to look at this by Councillor Kevin O'Toole did not specify what limit or areas of the city should be...

February 15, 2017

Passionate Heart Awards handed out Tuesday

The 11th Annual Passionate Heart Awards were handed out Tuesday at a luncheon in Grande Prairie.   The awards recognize those in the Peace Region who have gone above and beyond contributing to local social services.   "We...