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 around 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.


VIDEO Introducing The GRANDE PRAIRIE STORM
Sept 2018: First home game of the Grande Prairie Storm for the 2018-2019 Season. Introduction of Players and Coaches.

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Sept 2018: The Province suspends work on the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital as there have been many delays and additional costs. They are now looking for a new construction manager to take over the project. Most of the exterior is already done with 75% of interior work has been completed. enlarge photo - Alberta minimum wage is to go up to $15 an hour on October 15, 2018. - Ten cannabis retail stores have been approved for Grande Prairie and there could be more as the City has lifted the cap on how many retail stores can be opened (with approval)

Sept 2018: After many delays, Whispering Ridge Community School is now open located north Grande Prairie. It currently holds 500 students and 50 staff members for the County students. - After 17 years Helen Rice retires as president of the Grande Prairie Downtown Association. Wendy Bosch will take over her role.


August 2018: Mama Panda re-opens after being closed. (enlarge photo). McDonalds is building a new restaurant in Clairmont (enlarge photo) -The annual Bear Creek Folk Festival at Muskoseepi Park, Grande Prairie surpassed previous attendance. Four stages featured 35 artists performing over the 3 days of the event.

August 2018: The Grande Prairie Co-op is building a new food store and gas station on the corner of 102 Street and 132 Avenue, near Windsor Ford. Co-op photo -The building that Smitty's and Prairie Gold Jewelrey occupied was demolished after receiving major water damage from a water break. (Smittys after photo)
- Andrewa Chrenek has been appointed a Provincial Court Judge in Grande Prairie. It will assist in the Province in addressing court backloggs.

July 2018: The Alberta Summer Games took place July 19-22, 2018. The Opening Ceremonies were held in Wembley at the Philip J Currie Museum, while the Games were held in 15 different locations within the City and County of Grande Prairie.

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