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 2018-2019 -by Ken Connors
Grande Prairie News information will be added to this page on an on going basis and is a gathering of just some of the changes that Grande Prairie and area has experienced and will be archived.

May 2019: Recycle Plus has opened just west of Save On Foods in Grande Prairie (10910-105a Ave) and is equipped with the newest equipment that includes conveyer belts, sorters and auto counters. The old Recyle Plus location at 105 st and 96 Ave has closed. enlarge photo

April 2019: Harry's Auto Wrecking has closed in Grande Prairie after 53 years in business. The owners have decided to retire. -Another Grande Prairie business has decided to close its doors. Towne Centre Furniture has been in operation close to 40 years - Windsor Ford has now moved to their new location on the corner of 132 Avenue and 100 Street, just northwest of their old location in Grande Prairie. -Travis Toews (GP Wapiti MLA) has been named Alberta Finance Minister for the United Conservative Party.

March 2019: The new Co-op Gas Bar & Convenient Store plus a New Liquor store are now open on the northern part of Grande Prairie (Corner of 132 Avenue and 102 Street, north of GP Honda).. -The Grande Prairie Athletics have won the 2018-2019 NPHL Championship. They defeated the Dawson Creek Canucks in the final game.

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March 2019: Freson Brothers located south of Safeway at the Southview Shopping Centre, Grande Prairie closed their store. - Canadian Tire moves to its new location on the west side of Grande Prairie March 21, 2019.

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Feb 2019: More cut backs at the Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune. Effective March 4, 2019 they will be dropping their Monday edition and publishing only Tuesday to Friday. They indicate that there will be no change in the subscription price. -A new gas plant (Sem CAMS) near Wembley is now operational ahead of schedule and is processing 200 million cubic feet of gas per day. -On Feb 4th, the temperature dipped to -43.7C in Grande Prairie breaking the record set back in 1975. The City was the cold spot of all all Alberta. - Phase Two of the County of Grande Prairie Connector has been launched that provides bus service to Wembley, Beaverlodge and Hythe. The first phase was introduced in December that connected Clairmont, Sexsmith and Grande Prairie.

Grande Prairie Dream Home View: Sneak Peek
You can view a number of photos of the interior of the Grande Prairie Dream Home that is located in Carriage Lane.

Jan 2019: Grande Prairie has placed a bid to host the Arctic Winter Games in 2022. The City had hosted the games previously in 2010. The decision will be announced in February 2019.
(update: it was denied)

Jan 2019: TurCon has been formally engaged to construct the 2 Apartments on the former York Hotel and Germaine Park sites. The sod turning is set for February 11, 2019. The lots have been vacant for a number of years. -Menzies Printers was a local printing company serving Grande Prairie for over 60 years when it was purchased by Westkey Graphics in 2012. (head office in Burnaby BC). At the end of February 2019 Westkey Graphics will now be closing their Grande Prairie location. -Latitude 55 Distillery had its ribbon cutting and opening January 15, 2019, located at 12523-101 Street Grande Prairie. - Ramona’s Pizza will be opening a new larger licensed location along Resources Road, Grande Prairie this spring. This will result in the Downtown Location closing. - Countryside Motor Sports has been sold and all the product lines will move to Redline Power Craft located on 100 Street Grande Prairie. The last day of Countryside Motorsports will be March 23, 2019.

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