Population Approx. 55,000
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Since then, a combination of protective legislation, good wildlife management and co-operation between Canada and the United States has rescued the swan from the endangered list.
The Original City Hall
The original City Hall was shared between the City's Welfare Officer and the Peace Region Planning Commission. Council consisted of a mayor elected for a two-year term and six alderman. The building was destroyed by fire in February 1961 and soon replaced by a newer facility on June 6, 1962.
The Daily Newspaper
The Daily-Herald Tribune began production on April 6, 1964. It had been formerly known as the Grande Prairie Herald since 1913. The Herald amalgamated with it's rival, the Northern Tribune after a fire in 1939 to create the Grande Prairie Herald-Tribune.
Hub of the Peace
Since gaining the status of cityhood, Grande Prairie had been steadily developing as the major service centre in the Peace River country.
For over 15 years its economy had grown at twice the national average and the population had more than doubled between 1958 and 1975.
Discovery of the Elmworth Deep Basin Gas Field
The Culture and Heritage Department's main office is located in the Grande Prairie Museum.
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A second boom in 2006 - 2007 attracted thousands of new residents to Grande Prairie in a very short period of time. The City moved quickly to adapt and mitigate issues presented by sudden rapid growth.
Since then, Grande Prairie has experienced steady growth and strives to be a leader in innovation and resourcefulness. Major Initiatives such as the Community Knowledge Campus and the Eastlink Centre are shining examples of the City's ongoing dedication to leading the way into the future.
2014 marks the City's 100th anniversary. For more information, visit the Grande Prairie Centennial pages.
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