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Fire at Whispering Ridge Community School contained to Grade 1, preschool modular classrooms
At approximately 5:30 a.m. on April 11 crews from the County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service from the Clairmont, Dunes, Sexsmith and Wembley stations responded to fire alarms sounding at Whispering Ridge Community School in Clairmont.
RCMP Rural Crime Unit catches copper wire thieves in the act
Grande Prairie, Alta. – In March 2021, the RCMP Western Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) initiated an investigation in response to an increase in thefts from oil and gas sites in the rural areas surrounding Grande Prairie, Alta.
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Twelve COVID-19 cases confirmed at six PWPSD schools during Easter long weekend
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) has prepared a summary report of COVID-19 cases reported in schools over the Easter long weekend. The affected schools sent letters to their families immediately following notification of each positive case.
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Dignity Drive kicks off
Grande Prairie Rotary and Rotaract Clubs need your help to make things a little better for the city’s vulnerable population. The groups are hosting their annual Dignity Drive to collect underwear and socks. Answers to a some frequently asked questions are below. What is the Dignity Drive all about? The four Rotary Clubs and Rotaract club in Grande Prairie have teamed together to collect new/unused underwear and socks for homeless and street-involved people, as well as others who would benefit by having these items. Why underwear and socks? Access to clean underwear and socks is essential for one’s comfort, health, and hygiene. Wearing clean underwear and socks also contributes significantly to one’s sense of value and dignity as well as one’s confidence and motivation to aspire. This fact applies to all people but is especially applicable for individuals who are attempting to transition out of homelessness and away from street-related activities. Underwear and socks are the most needed staple clothing but are the least donated items to centers that shelter and serve homeless and street-involved individuals.
Grande Prairie RCMP Drug Unit investigation leads to seizure of drugs and money
Grande Prairie, Alta. – In Dec. 2020 the Grande Prairie RCMP Municipal Drug Enforcement Unit began an investigation into fentanyl trafficking in the Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek areas. Dawson Creek RCMP Detachment as well as Grande Prairie and Edmonton ALERT (organized crime and gang) units assisted with the investigation.