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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 2017-2018 -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.


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

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.

April 2018: - More construction as part of the GP Downtown Rehabilitation Program will continue this summer along 100 Avenue and between 100st and 102 st. - 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.

March 2018: It was just announced that Tenille will go on tour with one of country music’s biggest stars, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, that is scheduled to start in July. enlarge photo

Saskatoon Mountain Natural Area, near Beaverlodge, will be turning into a Provincial Recreation Area. The area will be expanded and upgraded with picnic tables, fire pits and washrooms.

Mar 2018: The new St. John Paul II Catholic School is under construction with the opening target the fall of 2018. It is located at 13302 Arbor Hills Boulevard, Grande Prairie, east of Bear Creek Golf Course along 132 Avenue north part of Grande Prairie, Alberta. enlarge photo

Mar 2018: The province will now allow the GPRC to grant university degrees, which will allow students to finish their university degree right here in Grande Prairie. It will begin in two to three years. - The Grande Prairie Storm hockey team made it to the playoffs, something they haven't done since 2010. They won the 1st round against Sherwood Park but were defeated in the second round of the playoffs to the Spruce Grove Saints.

Feb 2018: The Grande Prairie area was treated to a snow storm that dumped 23.2 cm of snow in 1 day (Feb 2) and in 5 days received a total of 51.2 cm of snow.- The Keg Restaurant finally opened (100 avenue Grande Prairie) after months being closed for renovations. - Pizza Hut relocated to 101, 10416-116 avenue, Grande Prairie, near Joey's Only along the Highway Bypass. -Tilted Kilt Pub is now known as the Grande Prairie Pub, located at the corner of 106 Street and 99 Avenue Grande Prairie.


Jan 2018: Royal LePage moves to a brand new building on the west side of Grande Prairie. enlarge photo.
Home Hardware
located along 100 Street is expanding their store. enlarge photo.


Jan 2018: The CEO of the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce is retiring after 12 years. Dan Pearcy will be stepping down from his position at the end of June 2018. - Security measures increaed at Revolution Place in Grande Prairie. Handheld wands will be used at all concertas and major events at the facility.

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Featured on DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com is the GRANDE PRAIRIE, that includes pages on Grande Prairie: Attractions, Camping & Fishing, Hunting, Golf, History, Hotels, Hotlinks, Grande Prairie Real Estate, Restaurants, Seniors, Service Clubs, Skiing, Schools, Statistics, Autos for Sale and Grande Prairie News of 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 , 2017 , 2018 also Grande Prairie VIDEOS. Grande Prairie Events. Home Renovations. Featured communities in the COUNTY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE: Beaverlodge, Bezanson, Clairmont, Elmworth, Hythe, LaGlace, Sexsmith, Teepee Creek, Valhalla Centre, Wembley. ALBERTA TOWNS: Berwyn, Brownvale, DeBolt, Dixonville, Donnelly, Eaglesham, Fairview, Falher, Fort Vermilion, Girouxville, Grimshaw, Grouard, Grovedale, Guy, High Level, High Prairie, Hines Creek, Keg River, LaCrete, Manning, McLennan, Nampa, Peace River, Rainbow Lake, Ridgevalley, Rycroft, Spirit River, St. Isidore, Tangent, Valleyview, Wanham, Woking, Worsley. BC TOWNS: Charlie Lake, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope, Pouce Coupe, Rolla, Taylor, Tomslake, Tumbler Ridge. ALBERTA PARKS AND LAKES: Cotillion Park ,Dunvegan, Figure 8 Lake, George Lake, Kakut Lake, Kleskun Hills, Lesser Slave Lake, Many Islands, Moonshine Lake, Musreau Lake, Notikewin Park, Pipestone Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Saskatoon Lake, Simonette River, Snipe Lake, Spring Lake, Sturgeon Lake, Swan Lake AB, Twin Lakes, Two Lakes, Winagami Lake. BC PARKS AND LAKES: Charlie Lake, Gwillim Lake, Kinuseo Falls, Kiskatinaw Park, Moberly Lake, One Island Lake, Swan Lake BC. Includes Provincial Parks. Cities in the Peace Country or Peace Region Include Fort St John BC, Dawson Creek BC, in Northern BC as well as Grande Prairie in Northern Alberta.

All information on DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com written by Ken Connors (Chernuka) including all the Video and Photographs
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