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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.

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2018-2019 - Athletics
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TWO NEW HOCKEY VIDEOS
The NPHL (North Peace Hockey League) is back in action and DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com has created 2 new videos. Featuring Coach Wayne Labrie and the Grande Prairie Athletics as well as Coach Andrew Lewriger and the Fort St John Flyers.
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Nov 2018: 100 Avenue downtown Grande Prairie opens after five months of construction. -Parkside Inn located just west of Bear Creek along 100th Avenue, has become a supportive housing facility to help the homelessness in Grande Prairie, over a 2 year term. -Planet Fitness is getting ready to occupy the old Wholesale Sports location after doing extensive renovations to the building (just west of Walmart) - Rumors have it Cabela's will be moving into the old Sears building. Cabela's is a retail store with fishing, hunting, camping, boating, clothing, and footwear merchandise. -Jonathan's Gold & Diamonds will be closing their doors in the Prairie Mall, Grande Prairie. They opened 40 years ago when the Mall first opened. -Longtime resident Doug Marshall has passed away at the age of 79 years. In 1975 he became the owner of Doug Marshall Motor City until 2000.

Oct 2018: Nauticol; Energy Ltd has proposed to construct a $2 billion methanol manufacturing site 10km south of Grande Prairie near next to the pulp mill. Construction is planed to begin in 2019 and completed by 2021. - Grande Cache votes to dissolve into a hamlet and will join the Municipal District of Greenview which also includes communities of DeBolt, Valleyview, Fox Creek, and Grovedale. - The Cityk of Grande Prairie has placed a bit to host the 2022 Arctic Winter Games.The City had hosted the 2010 Arctic Winter Games.

VIDEO New ROUNDABOUT (Traffic Circle)
Sept 2018: A new Roundabout is now open northwest of Grande Prairie at the intersection of Highway 43X and 116 Street. Dashcam shows how easy it is to go through it.

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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.

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