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Multiplex Makes a Big Splash!

Members of the public got an opportunity to take a sneak peak inside the Multiplex during the Big Splash celebration on Saturday.Festivities also included a free barbeque, activities for the kids, new sponsorship announcements, a chance to check-out some of the vendors, buy discounted memberships, and have pictures taken for the Big Picture murals.

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Future County Sportsplex to Provide More Recreation Options

Future County Sportsplex to Provide More Recreation Options

With the shovel in the ground at today’s official groundbreaking ceremony, construction is already underway on the 176,043 square-foot County Sportsplex.
The new regional facility, which will open its doors as early as the fall of 2012, will house twin ice rinks and a half-size indoor soccer pitch, one of Alberta’s largest indoor soccer pitches. It will also contain office and retail space, and future plans include several outdoor playing fields.
Located on 42-acres just west of the County administration buildings, Everett McDonald, County of Grande Prairie Reeve said the site’s central location is ideal as it is easily accessible from all corners of the County as well as from the City of Grande Prairie and communities throughout the region.
“What we are hearing from local sports groups in the County and City is that there is a real need for more ice time and more access to indoor soccer,” said McDonald. “The Sportsplex not only addresses the needs we have today, but has plenty of space to meet future demand.”
McDonald added: “This facility does not compete with other recreational facilities, but adds capacity to the array of options already in place throughout the region, including the new pool in Beaverlodge and the City’s new Multiplex.”
Since initial planning in 2009, square-foot costs for the Sportsplex have decreased from $190 per square-foot to $175. The overall construction cost for the pre-engineered facilty is $29,192,359 million.
The County has retained the Workun Garrick Partnership to provide architectural services. Grande Prairie-based Kaldon Construction will serve as Construction Manager.
The Sportsplex and site will be owned by the County of Grande Prairie, and privately operated by Calgary-based Nustadia Recreation Inc.
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For more information contact:
Everett McDonald
Reeve
Phone: 780-831-8590

Distracted Driving Legislation (Bill 16)

Distracted Driving Legislation (Bill 16)

Distracted Driving Law in Effect
Now in Effect

Highlights:

  • Restricts drivers from:

    • using hand-held cell phones
    • texting or e-mailing
    • using electronic devices like laptop computers, video games, cameras, video entertainment displays and programming portable audio players (e.g., MP3 players)
    • entering information on GPS units
    • reading printed materials in the vehicle
    • writing, printing or sketching, and
    • personal grooming
  • Complements the current driving without due care and attention legislation
  • Applies to all vehicles as defined by the Traffic Safety Act, including bicycles
  • Applies to all roads in both urban and rural areas of the province
  • The fine for this new offence is $172

The most frequently asked question regarding the new law is whether pets are specifically addressed by the law. Here’s the answer! In situations where the driver becomes too involved with their pet, police could reasonably argue that the distraction is comparable to the specifically banned activities of reading, writing and grooming and lay a charge.

Also, existing legislation – Traffic Safety Act 115(2)(i) – allows police to charge a driver who permits anything, including a pet, to occupy the front seat of the vehicle such that it interferes with the driver’s access to the vehicle controls and the safe operation of the vehicle.  Further, Traffic Safety Act 115(2)(j) – allows police to charge a driver who permits anything, including a pet, to cause any obstruction to the driver’s clear vision in any direction. We encourage the continued use of these existing provisions.

If a driver violates a new distracted driving provision and an existing provision in the Traffic Safety Act it would be up to the discretion of the officer as to if one or both charges would apply.

For the safety of both pets and road users, it is best if pets are secured in an appropriate pet care.

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Melaleuca Products Work for the Environment

Melaleuca Products Work for the Environment Melaleuca Products Work for the Environment I want to help people in any way I can by supplying information for their environment, health, and spiritual walk. Please introduce yourself to me and give me your ideas on the topics I have on here, let’s talk!! This will be about how to create a green environment from my views and others. We are laying the foundation for a healthier way of life. First starting out with how God intended for us to be be … Read More

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Tito’s Restaurant

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Tito’s Restaurant

When you want to eat the gold-standard of food, “locally grown organic”!

10006 101 Grande Prairie, Alberta (780) 539-4881

10006 101 Grande Prairie, Alberta (780) 539-4881

Mazen Assaf’s reputation for a high Standard of Quality Food and Service at reasonable prices has made Tito’s Restaurant an enjoyable eatery at 101, 10006-101 Ave, Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Making each visit a delightful and satisfying experience is their goal. Both family and staff take great pride in serving people. This pride continues in their commitment to serve mouth-watering meals at reasonable prices – in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Home-style flavour – only better!

At Tito’s Restaurant, you are going to get locally grown food and you can connect with the growers if you choose, please ask.

  • Relaxed and down to earth.
  • What you are going to get is a mouthful of flavor – each time you bite!(Greek salad, kabobs, assorted souvlaki, Tabbouleh, semolina pasta, home made hummus, Falafel, chicken/beef Shawarma and much more.
  • People (of all ages, body guilders, weight watchers, health conscious, special dietary needs) come back with friends and family because they like to share the same great taste which will be there every next time they visit.
  • The consistency of flavour and use of locally grown and produced food items is what sets this restaurant apart.
  • You will not waste your money, you not only know you’ll ALWAYS get a great meal here, YOU also put money in the area’s local economy and support local farmers.

Part of our success is that we use locally grown fresh ingredients and take pride in creating our sauces, gravies, dressings and soups in the old tradition …. from scratch! – Mazen Assaf

  • Check out the menu and see the wide variety of choices available for your dining pleasure.
  • Choices range from the ever popular Mediterranean recipes and Daily Specials – Eastern, Western, Italian, Greek and Lebanese cuisines, to name a few.
  • The food isn’t all that you will enjoy at Tito’s Restaurant
  • The warm and friendly atmosphere welcomes you, your friends and new ones you may make at any evening function.
  • Whether you are enjoying a quick breakfast, lunch, an evening with friends and family, Tito’s Restaurant will prove a memorable and returnable experience.
  • Tito’s also offers catering and delivery. 780-539-4881

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