City council awarded six grants to neighbourhood
associations during a Monday meeting to help them improve their communities.
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2018 marked the Grande Prairie region’s best year for home
sales since before Alberta’s economic downturn. The Grande Prairie Real Estate
Board shows annual sales through the MLS System were up 17.5 per cent from
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The rules about sizing, placement and amount of signs in
Grande Prairie are about to change. For the first time since 2016, City council
has approved 12 changes to its current sign bylaws. SpeedPro Signs Owner Dave
Metituk says these most recent revisions will make signmakers’ lives easier.
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County council pledged to provide $2,533,228 in grant
funding to more than 80 community groups within the county and neighbouring
municipalities in 2019.
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A new bus is now taking people from the Municipal District
of Spirit River into Grande Prairie on a much more regular basis. The MD bought
the bus, and $200,000 from the provincial government will cover its operations
three days a week for the next two years as a pilot project.
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Due to debt refinancing, people in Grande Prairie could pay
lower property taxes in 2019. During this year’s budget talks, the city
announced a 4.1 per cent property tax decrease. In order to get to that number,
Mayor Bill Given says the city adjusted the way it repays its debt.
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The Government of Alberta is committing to highway
improvements near Grande Prairie and the rest of Alberta in order to support
long-term economic growth and permanent jobs.
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The housing market in Grande Prairie was strong for 2018
thanks to increased activity in the local oil and gas industry.
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The City of Grande Prairie plans to make 12 amendments to
its sign bylaw, such as increasing the allowed sizes of billboards and
electronic message displays.
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As we welcome the New Year, County of Grande Prairie Reeve
Leanne Beaupre took time to reflect and answer some questions on the past
twelve months – the surprises, challenges, successes – and what’s in store for
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