THE FIFTH COLUMN: Why Does Canada Participate in the Olympics Anyway

I took this screenshot (CBC website) of the standings yesterday showing Germany in first place with 8 medals, Canada second with 10 medals and Norway in third place with 12 medals. Yes, that’s right, because only being the very best in the world (well best at that particular place at that particular time) counts, the ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Why Does Canada Participate in the Olympics Anyway

I took this screenshot (CBC website) of the standings yesterday showing Germany in first place with 8 medals, Canada second with 10 medals and Norway in third place with 12 medals. Yes, that’s right, because only being the very best in the world (well best at that particular place at that particular time) counts, the ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Why Does Canada Participate in the Olympics Anyway

I took this screenshot (CBC website) of the standings yesterday showing Germany in first place with 8 medals, Canada second with 10 medals and Norway in third place with 12 medals. Yes, that’s right, because only being the very best in the world (well best at that particular place at that particular time) counts, the ...

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: How to Break Your Election Promises

Taxman: I was thinking of this Beatles’ song, recently, after council received the pre-budget report from the treasurer at last Monday’s council meeting. It’s dated, the song that is, but still eerily appropriate (I will have to learn to play it on my ukulele). Last election, all of us who got elected ran on a ...

Chadwick's Blog & Commentary: Centennial Pool Gets Finishing Touches

A sneak peak into Centennial Pool a few weeks before it re-opens. Councillor Lloyd and I took a look around today (July 9) at how it’s progressing. We were very impressed. It’s going to be fabulous! Collingwood residents will love … Continue reading →

Chadwick's Blog & Commentary: More construction at Centennial Pool

Here you can see the additional aluminum supports that have been erected to hold up the fabric covering. Only a small area at the north has had some of the fabric installed (visible at the lower left of the photo). … Continue reading →

Regan Wolfrom: The Kelvin CC Comeback: How Do I Feel?

It’s good. Yeah. But it feels strange. We spent years fighting to keep Kelvin Community Centre open, and then the community spent a few more years after that trying to keep the land from being sold. It was long and hard, and it always seemed like it was just a matter of time before the ...

Bill Given: Ice Delay Possible at Dave Barr Arena

Installation of ice at the newly renovated Dave Barr Community Centre may be delayed until October 27, a few weeks beyond the originally scheduled Oct. 11 date.  Improvements to the rink at the Dave Barr Community Centre are taking longer than expected. A $1.4-million project has included a new condenser, boards and glass, and revamping ...

Bill Given: Ice Delay Possible at Dave Barr Arena

Installation of ice at the newly renovated Dave Barr Community Centre may be delayed until October 27, a few weeks beyond the originally scheduled Oct. 11 date.  Improvements to the rink at the Dave Barr Community Centre are taking longer than expected. A $1.4-million project has included a new condenser, boards and glass, and revamping ...

Bill Given: Ice Delay Possible at Dave Barr Arena

Installation of ice at the newly renovated Dave Barr Community Centre may be delayed until October 27, a few weeks beyond the originally scheduled Oct. 11 date.  Improvements to the rink at the Dave Barr Community Centre are taking longer than expected. A $1.4-million project has included a new condenser, boards and glass, and revamping ...

Bill Given: GP’s First BMX Park!

BMX Site To Be Ready By August Construction on Grande Prairie’s first BMX bike park is set to begin Thursday. Located west of the off leash dog park in the South Bear Creek section of Muskoseepi Park, the site was chosen for its high visibility, availability of space, and accessibility from park trails. It’s also ...

Bill Given: GP’s First BMX Park!

BMX Site To Be Ready By August Construction on Grande Prairie’s first BMX bike park is set to begin Thursday. Located west of the off leash dog park in the South Bear Creek section of Muskoseepi Park, the site was chosen for its high visibility, availability of space, and accessibility from park trails. It’s also ...

Bill Given: GP’s First BMX Park!

BMX Site To Be Ready By August Construction on Grande Prairie’s first BMX bike park is set to begin Thursday. Located west of the off leash dog park in the South Bear Creek section of Muskoseepi Park, the site was chosen for its high visibility, availability of space, and accessibility from park trails. It’s also ...

Bill Given: Survey on Future Use of Leisure Centre

The City of Grande Prairie is conducting a Feasibility study on the future use of The Leisure Centre.  Roger Field of Field, Field & Field Architecture-Engineering Ltd. will be conducting the survey and results.   Your response to this survey will lead to recommendations made to City Council and Administration to determine the direction, future use, ...

Bill Given: Survey on Future Use of Leisure Centre

The City of Grande Prairie is conducting a Feasibility study on the future use of The Leisure Centre.  Roger Field of Field, Field & Field Architecture-Engineering Ltd. will be conducting the survey and results.   Your response to this survey will lead to recommendations made to City Council and Administration to determine the direction, future use, ...

Bill Given: Survey on Future Use of Leisure Centre

The City of Grande Prairie is conducting a Feasibility study on the future use of The Leisure Centre.  Roger Field of Field, Field & Field Architecture-Engineering Ltd. will be conducting the survey and results.   Your response to this survey will lead to recommendations made to City Council and Administration to determine the direction, future use, ...

Bill Given: South Muskoseepi Bridge Closed

As the sun has come out and the snow has started to melt I’m sure everyone is itching to get out and go for a walk, run or bike ride on the trails. Unfortunately there is a problem at the pedestrian bridge south of 68th Ave…. -Update- The bridge has been opened to pedestrians again. ...

Bill Given: South Muskoseepi Bridge Closed

As the sun has come out and the snow has started to melt I’m sure everyone is itching to get out and go for a walk, run or bike ride on the trails. Unfortunately there is a problem at the pedestrian bridge south of 68th Ave…. -Update- The bridge has been opened to pedestrians again. ...

Bill Given: South Muskoseepi Bridge Closed

As the sun has come out and the snow has started to melt I’m sure everyone is itching to get out and go for a walk, run or bike ride on the trails. Unfortunately there is a problem at the pedestrian bridge south of 68th Ave…. -Update- The bridge has been opened to pedestrians again. ...

Bill Given: Get your skates out – the pond at Muski is open!

Media Release December 2, 2010 Pavilion Skating Pond Open for the Season The skating pond at the Muskoseepi Park Pavilion is open for public use starting today. “Conditions have been excellent for the creation of sufficient ice depth and a smooth skating surface,” says Chad Cronk, Customer Service Manager. The public is reminded that this ...