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GRANDE PRAIRIE
ALBERTA, CANADA

Grande Prairie is the largest city in northern Alberta with a population of over 55,000 census 2011 (now estimated at 64,000)

This website NOW features over 80 areas in Northwestern Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia known as the Peace Country or Peace Region. All of the Peace Country is now on ONE website with over 5,000 pictures on this site. Now featuring over 150 local videos.


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2015 Grande Prairie
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NEW FEATURE:
CAMPGROUND REPORT
(Active May-Sept)



Entire Menus of Grande Prairie Restaurants: Golden Star, Crown & Anchor, MR. MIKES, Ramona Pizza, Joey's Only, Ric's Grill, Jackpot Grill, Tony Roma's, Oriental Wok and more.

$59,900 9704-107 St, Hythe AB
MLS® #L089907
Mobile on own lot!! No pad rent.. Very nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Open concept home with many upgrades. Stunning
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Feature Page on Grande Prairie Home Improvements - Renovations


The 2014-2015 NPHL consists of 6 teams.
EAST DIVISION: Falher Pirates, Grimshaw Huskies, Manning Comets,
WEST DIVISION: Spirit River Rangers, Grande Prairie Athletics, Fort St John Flyers.

(HIgh Prairie Regals, Lakeland Eagles-McLennan, Hythe Mustangs, Dawson Creek Canucks and Valleyview Jets are not playing this year)
NPHL Hockey Schedule-Scores


SPECIAL FEATURE
Daily Herald Tribune History
1980's -2000's

AUDIO CLIPS
GRANDE PRAIRIE RADIO STATIONS
Special spotlight on all five Grande Prairie Radio Stations.
(listen to archived audio clips)
Grande Prairie Radio Stations.




Check out the website
Grande-Prairie.com.



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Discover The Peace Country

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.


Sunset at Lesser Slave Lake, Alberta. Photo taken on the south shore.

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 2015 -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.

ELECTION 2015: Make sure you vote in the Alberta Election May 5, 2015. Unsure who the candidates are or which riding you are in, then see the special Alberta Election page featured on DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com. View ELECTION 2015 Also includes info/links to all the Party Leaders.

April 2015: A location has been confirmed for a new Catholic Junior-Senior High School. It is hoped to be open in 2018 located in Whispering Ridge subdivsion, northern part of Grande Prairie. -Alberta Premier Jim Prentice announces Albertans will be going to the polls May 5th. DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com is the first website in Grande Prairie to post this news. -Peace Windows in located along 100 Street (near Doug Marshall Motor CIty) Grande Prairie has closed as it filed for bankruptcy on March 31. -Cash & Camping Lottery is on again with many prizes to be won. They have opened with display of prizes at the Great Northern Casino parking lot in Grande Prairie. - Montana's BBQ & Bar and Fionn Maccool's Upscale Irish Pub are advertising franchise opportunities for Grande Prairie so these businesses may appear in Grande Prairie in the future.

Future Shops Close Across Canada including
Grande Prairie Location

March 2015: 66 stores closed permananently while another 65 across Canada would be converted to a Best Buy Store.

March 2015: Victory Church Celebrates 20 years, located near Royal Oaks. Charles Spencer High had its official Grand Opening. Grade 9-12, with 1,000 students.


March 2015: Roy Bickell, long time resident of DeBolt and Grande Prairie passed away at age of 84. He was a farmer and also worked for Canfor and Ainsworth. He had donated his extensive collection of fossils to the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum. - Ward Livingston resigns his postion as Business Manager of the Grande Prairie Storm.

March 2015: MLA for GP Smoky Everett McDonald has been named Associate Minister of Agriculture as the current Minister, Verly Olson is taking time off for health reasons. The 2015 Peace Country Classic Agri-Show celebrated its 30th year.

March 2015: Actor Dan Akroyd will be back in Grande Prairie for the Amber Ball in September. The Harley Davidson fundraising ride will now be an anuual event for the Phillip J Currie Museum in Wembley.


March 2015: Robin Campbell, Alberta Treausury Board & Minister of FInance visited Grande Prairie and talked about future cutbacks due to the decreased revenue from the falling oil prices. A week later Priemeir of Alberta Jim Prentice also made a stop in Grande Prairie with a luncheon and question period.- The February over-all sales numbers show a 37.6 per cent drop in sales in Grande Prairie which means 86 less homes were sold in Februrary compared to the same month last year.

Grande Prairie Dream Home OPEN
Tickets for the Grande Prairie Dream Home are now on sale. This years Dream Home was opened earlier than in past years. Sneak Peak - Interior Pictures

Feb 2015: Homebuilders in Grande Prairie are a bit cautious going forward. In January this year there were only 2 housing starts compared to 23 in January 2014.



Feb 2015: The Special Olympics were held in Grande Prairie at a number of locations, February 20 to 22nd, 2015. Cross Country Skiing, Apline Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating and more. -Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce handed out its annual awards: Clem E. Collins Award (Chamber Volunteer) presented to Barb Metituk, Alberta Motor Association. Business Citizen of the Year – Don Gnatiuk, Grande Prairie Regional College. Dan H. Minchin Award (Long-Term Business Achievement) – Devco Developments Corporation. Above and Beyond Award awarded to Marilyn Cramer for her involvement with the World’s Largest Truck Convoy and the Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games.

Jan 2015: Target has announced that they will be closing all their Canadian locations including the Grande Prairie one at the Prairie Mall. It wasn't that long ago that the store opened, May 2013. Oil prices have fallen to about half of what it was a year ago, resulting in some of the lowest gas prices at the pumps in the Peace Country that we have since in the last 5 years. Some people are predicting a recession for later this year as businesses will be cutting back spending and laying off workers. -Olivers Funeral Home celebrated its 100th Anniversary. Current owners Gen Krause says it was founded by J.B Oliver back in 1915.

DUAL CAM VIDEOS
Valhalla Centre VIdeo featuring the School, Lutheran Church and Melsness Mercantile along Highway 59: View Video> (3:25 min)
Also see the La Glace new video View Video> (4:59 min)  

In the last 30 days 27 NEW LOCAL VIDEOS have been created by Ken Connors and posted on DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com. 6 Videos featuring Saskatoon Lake, 7 Videos on Moonshine Lake, 6 Videos on Musreau Lake, 3 Videos featuring Dunvegan, 2 VIdeos on Spring Lake, and 2 Videos on One Island Lake BC. 

NEW DUAL CAM Videos of MAINSTREETS NEW
25 NEW VIDEOS featuring the left and right side of the downtown of Beaverlodge, Berwyn, Donnelly, Eaglesham, Fairview, Falher, Girouxville, Grande Prairie, Grimshaw, High Level, High Prairie, Hythe , La Crete, La Glace, Manning, McLennan, Nampa, Peace River, Rycroft, Spirit RiverValleyview, Valhalla Centre, Wanham, Wembley, Woking,
CONTINUED: To review other years, visit the following archived pages on this website:
GRANDE PRAIRIE NEWS: 2015.. 2014.. 2013.. 2012.. 2011.. 2010.. 2009 .. 2008.. 2007 ..2006 ...2005 ... 2004 .. 2003 ... 2002... 2001..

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


Canadian Tire will be building a new store on the West end of Grande Prairie along 116st and next to the Westgate Centre. Opening is scheduled for fall of 2016.

The Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 100 years in 2015.

Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games will be in Grande Prairie February 20-22, 2015. More than 500 athletes expected to compete.

Grande Prairie Real Estate:
Local News & Sports
Country Music

BIG Country XX


VIDEOS
VIDEO - SPECIAL EVENTS
SANTA PARADE
Dec 7, 2014
Grande Prairie
PLAY > 8:26 min
FIREWORKS
Dec 31, 2013
Grande Prairie
PLAY > 6:38 min
SWAN FESTIVAL
Saskatoon Lake
April 2013
PLAY > 4:43 min
2012 MUDBOG
SHOW AND SHINE
Grande Prairie
PLAY > 5:58 min
VIDEOS
VIDEO - SPECIAL EVENTS
100 YEARS CELEBRATION
GrandePrairie 2014
PLAY > -:5:23 min
CANADA DAY PARADE 2014
(Grande Prairie
PLAY > -:32.11 min
GRANDE PRAIRIE ATHLETICS
NPHL - 2014-2015
PLAY > 3:23 min
WORLD JETBOAT
MARATHON - 2011
Wapiti River
PLAY > 5:40 min
VIDEOS
VIDEO - AREAS OF INTEREST
BREAK GROUND
Dinosaur Museum

(Wembley, 2013)
PLAY > -7:33 min
FISHING AT SNIPE LAKE
(Northern Pike)
PLAY > -4:15 min
LESSER SLAVE LAKE, AB
(Fishing Walleye)
PLAY > -4:50 min
MOONSHINE
LAKE
July 2011
PLAY> 2:15mi
VIDEOS
VIDEO - AREAS OF INTEREST
TWIN LAKES Provincial Recreation Area
PLAY> 4:00 min
KISKATINAW RIVER BRIDGE
Near Dawson Creek
PLAY > 1:05 min
FORT VERMILION Oldest Settlement of Alberta
PLAY> 3:04 min
LA CRETE FERRY
69km west of La Crete, AB
PLAY> 2:58 min
MORE LOCAL VIDEOS > CLICK HERE
Now featuring over 150 LOCAL VIDEOS



Featurerd 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 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: Cotillian 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.






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