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Jun302015

Rain: the fickle mistress



For others, however, problems continue. Last weekend's weather brought grey skies and strong winds but only a few drops of rain in many places.

Start the conversation, or Read more at The Western Producer.





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Jun292015

Alberta's Largest Beer Festival coming to Grande Prairie

I was reading that western Canada's largest beer festival is coming to Grande Prairie. I am definitely going to be checking it out...is anyone else going that may want to tag along with me?

Here is the info I got from the website

SEPTEMBER 25-26 , 2015

BOWES FAMILY CRYSTAL GARDENS



Friday: 4PM - 10:00PM

Saturday: 4PM - 10:00PM (Ale Pass Admission At 3PM)

Bigger and better! Grande Prairie's International Beerfest takes over 18,000 sq feet of space in Grande Prairie's premier event destination; Bowes Family Crystal Gardens. With hundreds of beers available for tasting, a whole new line-up of entertainment, and Grande Prairie's most popular and best beer serving establishments represented; this year is shaping up to be a blast! $19 in advance (subject to capacity). The event has sold out 9 years straight with shows ranging across Alberta, so get your tickets early! We are Alberta's biggest beer festival!

http://www.reddit.com/r/GrandePrairie/comments/3ak996/albertas_largest_beer_festival_coming_to_grande/




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Jun282015

Rain: the fickle mistress



For others, however, problems continue. Last weekend's weather brought grey skies and strong winds but only a few drops of rain in many places.

Start the conversation, or Read more at The Western Producer.





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http://www.topix.com/ca/grande-prairie-ab/2015/06/150618I0670F?fromrss=1


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Jun272015

Armed and dangerous Alberta man arrested in Grande Prairie

EDMONTON -- RCMP arrested a wanted 28-year-old man in Grande Prairie Sunday evening. Ryan Raymond Hynes had been described by officers as "armed and dangerous."

A warrant was issued for his arrest March 6 after he allegedly robbed a Grande Prairie home with a gun. An investigation has determined Hynes pointed a gun at a person living in the home and demanded the person give him their firearms. Police say there is also evidence a firearm was discharged during the robbery.

Global News

Hynes was charged with robbery with a firearm, discharging a firearm with intent, possession of a firearm when knowing possession is unauthorized, possessing a weapon obtained by crime, possessing a weapon contrary to an order to surrender, pointing a firearm and uttering threats.

Hynes was arrested Sunday evening at a residence near 72 Avenue and Poplar Drive along with Michael James Cook (wanted on Canada-wide warrants) and a 26-year-old woman wanted on outstanding warrants in Ontario.

No one was injured during the arrest.

Hynes and Cook remain in custody awaiting Monday afternoon's bail hearing.

The woman was released without charges.



*NOTE: This article was originally posted on March 6. It was updated on March 16 when Hynes was arrested.

© Shaw Media, 2015

http://globalnews.ca/news/1868608/police-search-for-armed-and-dangerous-alberta-man/


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Jun262015

Fostering Diverse Communities Conference | April 30th - May 1st



In just a few weeks, Grande Prairie will be hosting the annual Fostering Diverse Communities Conference right at our own Stonebridge Hotel!

 

The conference is an important event as it focuses on methods Alberta cities can implement to make their communities more inclusive. The event will attract representatives from Alberta municipalities, businesses and non-profit organizations.

 



 

The conference was first put in motion when Tymmarah Zehr, former committee member of Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (WIC) teamed up with The City's Community Social Development and offered to host the momentous event. 

 

Zehr says she has "worked closely with the City and the WIC Committee to create an agenda that is responsive to local issues and interests."

 

The keynote speaker of the event will be Zarqa Nawaz creator of the popular show Little Mosque on the Prairie. There will also be a presentation by the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association who will be speaking about their ideas on how to further incorporate ethno-cultural communities.

 



 

Other highlights include a performance by Ahmed Knowmadic a Somali-Canadian award winning poet and a multicultural gala of cultural performances held on May 1st.

 

Not only will there be informative presentations, there will also be opportunities for participants to get involved through break out sessions focusing on Aboriginal cultural practices, foreign workers issues, culture shock, community plans, and engaging with people who have experience of being a newcomer to communities.

 

You can still buy tickets to the event via Eventbrite until April 24th. Students will be offered a discount so don't forget to bring your student ID if that applies to you!

 

Stonebridge Hotel is excited to be hosting this exciting event and is looking forward to seeing all attendees on April 30th! If you have yet to book a place to stay, why not book with us? Contact us now for the best rates guaranteed.  



http://www.stonebridgehotel.ca/blog/Fostering-Diverse-Communities-Conference--April-30th---May-1st-


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