Fonds 611 Grande Prairie Gazette fonds

Grande Prairie Gazette. — 1996-1997. — 30 cm of textual records.

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Agency History

The Grande Prairie Gazette began publishing in November 1995, billed as a politically independent newspaper and printed once a week by M2 Publications Ltd. The Publisher was R.J. McDonald and the Senior Reporter and Editor, Ross Hunter. Other writers were Randy Palmer, Kenda Grover, Noreen Pitman, Sabrina Whyatt, Katherine Marley (GPRC correspondent), Krystyna McDonald, Sukumar Nayar, Tracy Culligan, Rick Erlendson, Wally Stokes, and others. Reporting covers municipal and provincial government, education, arts and culture, not-for profit sector, law and justice, sports, business, community calendar, reports from MLAs, etc. A significant theme is the internet and technology, and each issue contains a political cartoon, often by KEW, but there are also a few by Ted Wood.

Custodial History

The records were collected and preserved by the Grande Prairie Public Library, who deposited them at South Peace Regional Archives in 2014.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of the newspapers from November 8, 1995 to July 7, 1996. They are all in Volume 1, between issues 2 and 38. Some of the issues are missing.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 02, 1995
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 2 on November 8, 1995 headlines: No new taxes for two years, New proposal may save Arts Centre, Information highway runs through city hall, Administration to review alcohol sales policy at Crystal Centre, and New Art Exhibit achieves balance for Haakstad.
Location: 0611.01
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 03, 1995
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 3 on November 15, 1995 headlines: Additional fund sustains surplus (Canada Winter Games Arena), Woodcarver chisels his business niche using Internet, Local MLAs say another boundary review is necessary, and Farmers Vote this week in a grain marketing plebiscite.
Location: 0611.02
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 05, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 5 on November 29, 1995 headlines: Business community feeling great for 1996, New law riles gun owner, Ag society reports gain but fair still in jeopardy, and Woman climbs to top of the Canfor job ladder (Colleen Zenert), Organ Donation urged by woman awaiting transplant.
Location: 0611.03
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 11, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 11 on January 10, 1996 headlines: Library provides internet access, Public Board keeps funding arrangement, Holiday Check Stops, School District gets additional funding, and GP Storm win big on weekend.
Location: 0611.04
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 12, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 12 on January 17, 1996 headlines: Business boom in west end remains steady, Two killed near Wembley, Drinking in Crystal Centre causes controversy, New Exhibits open at Prairie Gallery, Provincial Treasurer reports good news.
Location: 0611.05
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 13, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 13 on January 24, 1996 headlines: City manager moving west, Estlin appointed College Chair, Reasons Why you should purchase and RSP, Minor Hockey Week supplement, Eyewitness praises conservation officer.
Location: 0611.06
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 14, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 14 on January 31, 1996 headlines: Residents back after gas scare, Sexual assault results in charges for pair, Preparations for Music Festival underway, Car Wash owners get icy reception, Search for your roots at the library, Community progress supplement, and Band helps raise awareness.
Location: 0611.07
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 16, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 16 on February 14, 1996 headlines: Council approves traffic lights, billboards for 106 St. intersection, Robinson urges Canadians to fight cuts, Circle of Friends Banquet a success, Community Progress supplement, Dinner Theatre begins run, Dedicated wrestlers shoot for provincial championships.
Location: 0611.08
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 17, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 17 on February 21, 1996 headlines: Community Foundation set to accept donations, New bank coming to downtown, Mutual Funds may be right choice, Live Theatre makes history, Heritage Lodges celebrates 20th Anniversary, Seniors’ services changing.
Location: 0611.09
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 18, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 18 on February 28, 1996 headlines: Toonie still scarce in Grande Prairie, GPRC theatre will remain open, Clothing recyclers face challenge, Curlers win at provincials, Education report misses mark, Meter debate rages.
Location: 0611.10
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 19, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 19 on March 6, 1996 headlines: Government information on funding misleading, Parking meters to be replaced, College requests timber allotment, Planning for Jamboree in full swing, Community effort re-opens rink, Farm family of the year (Dorscheid).
Location: 0611.11
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 20, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 20 on March 13, 1996 headlines: Costco opens doors in Grande Prairie, Annexation not a surprise, New suicide support group begins, Hospital gets new CAT scanner, Zone 8 Atheletes win at Winter Games, Bingo goes high tech.
Location: 0611.12
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 21, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 21, of the Grande Prairie Gazette, dated March 20, 1996. The main headlines read “Bus Drivers fear for jobs”, “Annexation fight is on”, Ad Controversy won’t go away”, “Big Balloons may be back” and “Schools will get computers.”
Location: 0611.13
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 22, 1996
newspapers
Volume 1 Number 22 of the Grande Prairie Gazette, dated March 27, 1996. The main headlines read “Students Face Tuition Hike”, “Bypass work gets funding”, “RESPs make cents”, “Oil and Gas Supplement Begins” and “Easter Activities Gearing Up”.
Location: 0611.14
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 23, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 23 of the Grande Prairie Gazette, dated April 3, 1996. The main headlines read “New Meters have big cost”, “Taking a Stand against Smoking”, “Easter Services Calendar”, Agriculture Supplement Begins” and “Anti-Racism Day Celebrated.”
Location: 0611.15
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 24, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 24 of the Grande Prairie Gazette, dated April 10, 1996. The main headlines read “College gains two degree programs”, “Downtown dollars are returning”, and Heath backs [Wedgewood] residents [against annexation]. There is also an article on Frank Pisatcky called “Railway Memories” for the 80th anniversary of the railway in the South Peace.
Location: 0611.16
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 25, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 25 on April 17, 1996 headlines: County opposes annexation bid, City manager hired (Deryl Kloster), Salute to Forestry supplement, Trade expo floor plan, Lonkar wins Oilman’s Bonspiel, Technology integration in schools a top priority.
Location: 0611.17
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 26, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 26 on April 24, 1996 headlines: New hotel and restaurant for GP, Ioccoca to speak in Grande Prairie, Home and Garden seasonal help, Multisport Centre to benefit all sports,
Location: 0611.18
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 27, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 27 on May 1, 1996 headlines: Surprise windfall cancels out debt (City), School board votes to demolish Holy Cross school, No tender call for downtown road work, Native program approved for Bear Creek School, Public school board approves Native Studies program.
Location: 0611.19
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 28, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 28 on May 8, 1996 headlines: RCMP praise teamwork skills, TV’s Red Green in Grande Prairie, Play as you go–Early childhood development, Sun (Radio) rises in June, Organ donation the gift of life, Garbage collection system to change.
Location: 0611.20
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 29, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 29 on May 15, 1996 headlines: Local couple are still protesting (against Wawanesa Insurance), Education tax to be reduced, Palliative care, Desk and derrick clubs honors energy industry.
Location: 0611.21
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 30, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 30 on May 22, 1996 headlines: Germaine Park bill down to $25,000, Public schools given control of funds, Wembley Opry good clean fun, Annexation woes the battle continues, GP hosting triathalons in June.
Location: 0611.22
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 31, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 31 on May 29, 1996 headlines: Chamber sublets booth to museum, Enrollment growth cover higher costs, Environment Week recycling, Tourism vs Chamber of Commerce, Stompede Rodeo Evergreen Park.
Location: 0611.23
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 32, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 32 on June 5, 1996 headlines: City recognized for urban forest, Murray Stark and guide dog lead GPRC graduates, Dimsdale Recreation Society 50th Anniversary.
Location: 0611.24
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 33, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 33 on June 12, 1996 headlines: New city manager not worried by thorny issues, Tree barometer unveiled, Industrial courses—dropping out pays, SPCA offers reward for abandoned puppies, Welcome Wagon, Too much stress in the workplace.
Location: 0611.25
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 34, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 34 on June 19, 1996 headlines: Cracks (in Crystal Centre) may be result of cost cutting measures, Rotary club gives city tours, Education funds protected but costs rise, Liberal critic speaks kindly of government, Shrine Circus big top gets bigger, John Simpson honoured by Toastmasters.
Location: 0611.26
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 35, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 35 on June 26, 1996 headlines: Grande Prairie and Area Schools getting overcrowded, Rye Family to get new Habitat Home, New French language instruction, Business in Education, Voice recognition software, Dandelions.
Location: 0611.27
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 36, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 36 on July 3, 1996 headlines: GP Transportation Master Plan revealed, Future of City Hall, Parkside School’s no fail plan, Curriculum handbook available.
Location: 0611.28
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 37, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 37 on July 10, 1996 headlines: GPRC enrollment numbers down for ’96, Police step up Two Lakes patrol, New home for Salvation Army, 9th Annual Jones Country Music Jamboree, Beaverlodge Elementary School debate continues, Pet Cemetery at Beaverlodge.
Location: 0611.29
Grande Prairie Gazette, Vol 1 No 38, 1996
newspaper
Volume 1 Number 38 on July 17, 1996 headlines: GPRC implementing new marketing plan, Boy Scout’s camp vandalized, Hythe residents concerned (education), Sexual assault charges laid, Police services survey, GP man reports phone scam.
Location: 0611.30