Parking has been an issue in downtown Grande Prairie for decades, and over the years many things were tried to alleviate the situation. This item from May 4, 1939 describes one. Unfortunately, the reasons why this idea was thought to have many advantages were not set out in the article. The only later reference to this scheme was on May 11, when it was noted that Town Council had received many complaints, but decided to continue the experiment a while longer. I will keep watching for more on this – I have looked as far as July 6 and found nothing, but it’s hard to imagine that this lasted very long.
Researched & written by Kathryn Auger