GRANDE PRAIRIE
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GRANDE PRAIRIE
ALBERTA, CANADA

Grande Prairie is the largest city in northern Alberta with a population of over 68,556. (2015 census) It is now the 5th largest city in Alberta. With the annexation Jan 1, 2016 the population is now estimated to be over 70,000.



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Welcome to the "Peace Country" known for its Prairie, the Boreal Forest, the Rocky Mountains and the Peace River, one of the longest river systems in Canada. Cities include Grande Prairie AB, Dawson Creek BC and the city of Fort St John BC.


The Peace Country includes many Hamlets, Towns, Cities, Rural Farms and Ranches in north western Alberta and also north eastern British Columbia. Many refer to it as the Mighty Peace Country. As well you can experience numerous parks and lakes where one can get closer to nature.

Grande Prairie NEWS 2018 -by Ken Connors
Grande Prairie News information will be added to this page on an on going basis and is a gathering of just ome of the changes that Grande Prairie and area has experienced and will be archived.

June 2018: Swiss Chalet has closed its doors after 5 years. It was located along 100th Avenue and 108 street Grande Prairie, near Staples. Also Grande Prairie Pub has closed its doors after a brief opening. It replaced Tilted Kilt. Before that it was known as township 71, Rics Grill and before that Eastside Marios.They were located on the corner of Highway 40 and 100 Avenue.

May 2018: A new Canadian Tire Store is now under construction on the west end of Grande Prairie with an anticipated opening in 2019. Located northwest of Costco along 116 Street. enlarge photo


May 2018: Dennis Grant (Superintendent of GP Cathoic Schools) as well as the Society for Support to Pregnant and Parenting Teens in GP have received the Senate of Canada's 150th Commermorative Medal.




May 2018: Flooding in the Peace Country will go on record as one of the worste in 2018 with the late spring. Many rivers overflowed their banks causing problems. (enlarge photo)

April 9 2018: Long time Daily Herald Tribune Sales Manager and Parsons Printing owner Al Parsons passed away at the age of 70. enlarge photo.
More construction as part of the GP Downtown Rehabilitation Program will continue this summer along 100 Avenue and between 100st and 102 st.

April 2018: - Wayne Drysdale Wapiti MLA has confirmed he will retire from politics and won't run in the 2019 election. He was MLA for 10 years and 15 years as councillor for the MD of Greenview. -GP Tourism has hired a new Executive Director. James Leppan takes over for Louise Cote. -According to Statistics Canada the unemployment rate in the Jasper to Peace River Region was down again in March from 5.3% in February to 5.1%. -Nitehawk Ski Hill was open in the latter part of April which made 5 months of operation, the 1st time that it was open so long, due to the late spring. -New Traffic lights are scheduled to be installed later this summer at the Evergreen Park entrance.



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