Below are the highlights for the City Council meeting held March 8 2021:


The Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta presented as a delegate to request funding for Northwestern Alberta’s Vital Signs 2021 Project. Council approved funding in the amount of $20,000.

Youth Advisory Council (YAC) presented on their work plan for 2021. Learn more about YAC at or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Public Member Appointments

Council appointed public member Linda Murphy to the Subdivision and Appeal Board for a period of 3 years.

Grant Funding

Council approved $50,000 in Large Scale Tourism Grant Funding to the 2021 Grande Prairie Buckwild Professional Bull Riding (PBR) event.

Council approved $10,000 in Arts Development Funding to the Centre for Creative Arts for Alberta Culture Days.

Vehicle for Hire Bylaw C-1394

Council had first and second reading of the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw and directed Administration to draft further amendments. Discussion of this item will come back to a future Committee meeting while third reading will occur at a future Council meeting.

Council amended the Fees, Rates and Charges Bylaw and the Vehicle for Hire License and Permitted Policy.


Council received a letter from the Grande Prairie Public Library expressing gratitude for stable funding through 2021, allowing them to continue to operate and serve the community with COVID-19 protocols in place.

The Minister of Municipal Affairs provided Council with information on the Government of Alberta’s Budget 2021, with details specific to the Municipal Affairs' Budget 2021.

Borrowing Bylaw C-1430

Council passed a Borrowing Bylaw for the Downtown Rehabilitation and Streetscapes Project. The bylaw outlines the regulations for borrowing up to $14 Million to fund phase 4 of the project.

2021 Business Improvement Area (BIA) Budget Review

Council approved the 2021 Business Improvement Area (BIA) Budget as presented.

Kensington Outline Plan Amendment Bylaw C-1344C and Land Use Bylaw Amendment Bylaw C-1260-134

Council amended the Kensington Outline Plan and Land Use Bylaw.

The amendments rezone one area that is currently designated RG – General Residential to RC – Combined Density Residential, and another area that is currently designated for RG – General Residential with a new DC –Direct Control district.