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Jan 2018: Construction continues on the Keg renovations, with the re-opening planned soon. It has been closed for a number of months. - Jeffreys Cafe opened in a new location on the west side of Grande Prairie next to the new Royal LePage building. -The Alberta Carbon Tax increased by 50% on January 1st that will affect prices at the pumps and the cost of home heat.


Jan 2018: Royal LePage moves to a brand new building on thewest 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.

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.

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With 2018 arriving, Grande Prairie still has a bit of snow on the streets.

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. - The unemployment rate for western Alberta hasdropped in February to 5.3 per cent from 5.9 per cent in January. (area includes Banff, Jasper, Rocky Mtn House, Athabasca, Grande Prairie, Peace River region.)

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.


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

Flooding in the Peace Country will go on record as one of the worste in 2018 with the late spring. (enlarge photo)

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. -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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