Tanya Owen

Tanya Owen

Hello Grande Prairie!!

I'm another Maritimer that hails from the booming metropolis of Moncton, New Brunswick and I've been in this business since 1994. I graduated from the Radio Broadcasting Program from Loyalist College in 94, and worked at radio stations in Moncton, NB, Charlottetown and Summerside PEI. I'm married to Paul, and a mom of 3 active kids, Gary, Amber and Katie. I also keep busy with working with the youth of Grande Prairie with #577 Grande Prairie Air Cadet squadron as the band officer. I love to bake!! You can always find me in the kitchen whipping up something! Send me your goodie Recipes! I'd love to add them to my collection! Listen for me weekday mornings between 6am and 10am.

Aquatera Utilities will begin cleaning the City’s storm system and performing video inspections in the Gateway area on Monday, June 18.

The project boundaries include:

 100 Avenue
 107 Avenue
 111 Street
 108 Street

This work is part of the 2018 Storm Line Flushing, Cleaning and Video Inspection Program. By keeping the storm system clean, and assessing the conditions of the current infrastructure, the City is able to better prepare for future capital projects.
The storm line cleaning and video inspections in the Gateway area are scheduled to be complete in July.
Drivers may experience some minor, periodic disruptions, but no road closures are expected at this time

New Assistant Principals,
Lemar Borstad and Mandy Jensen.
We are pleased to announce that Lemar Borstad and Mandy Jensen will become our new Assistant Principals assigned to St. Kateri Catholic School and Mother Teresa Catholic School respectively on August 1, 2018.
Lemar Borstad has over nine years of teaching experience and has been an integral part of various schools around the GPCSD. He has a desire to become a leader among his peers by being a positive role model and building community. He’s a strong believer in collaboration and was a key member of his school’s Leadership Academy. Lastly he has coached a variety of school sports and lead extra-curricular events like: Destination Imagination, running art clubs and science fairs.
“Borstad is fairly involved and wants to make a difference in his community. He will make an excellent Assistant Principal,” said Board Chair, Michael Ouellette.
Mandy Jensen is a driven individual who believes in the value of providing the best education possible for her students. Over the years Mandy has taught multiple grade levels and Montessori. Recently she completed her first year of her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with Honours. She believes in the creation of a strong supportive learning environment, with clear communication and guidance.
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“Driven and professional, is how I would describe Jensen. She wants the best for her students and works hard to make it a reality every day,” said Superintendent of Schools, Karl Germann.
Congratulations to both Lemar and Mandy! We look forward to them taking on the role of Assistant Principal on August 1, 2018.





The Superintendent and the Board of Trustees of the Grande Prairie Public School District are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James Robinson to the position of Deputy Superintendent effective August 1, 2018.

“Those who have worked with James will attest to the breadth and depth of his knowledge and skill and to his ability to form strong relationships. James has been an excellent addition to GPPSD since joining our team, and his leadership in this new role will continue to benefit our District a great deal into the future,” said, Sandy McDonald, Superintendent of Schools.
Mr. Robinson has been employed with the Grande Prairie Public School District since 2012 when he took on the role of Assistant Superintendent – Student Services. His portfolio consisted of Inclusive Education, First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) education programming, Alternative programming, Student wellness, Risk Assessment Protocols, Crisis/Trauma Response Planning, discipline referrals to Central Office and senior oversight of Program Unit Funding (PUF) programming.

In 2017 his role changed to that of Assistant Superintendent – Programs and Planning where his portfolio included curriculum, data, surveys and First Nations, Métis and Inuit programming.
Mr. Robinson began his career in education as a junior high and senior high school teacher for eight years, served as a principal for seven years and was, employed as the Director of Education at the Tlicho Community Services Agency in the Northwest Territories. Mr. Robinson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, a Bachelor of Education degree from the University in New Brunswick, as well as, a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary.
Mr. Robinson and his wife Lisa, who is also an educator, are the proud parents of three daughters.


Monday, 04 June 2018 08:03

Road work gets underway this week

Road work gets underway this week in the Crystal Landing area starting today and the Cobblestone neighborhood on Thursday. Roads will be down to one lane and the speed will be reduced to 30 km/h. Also beginning today is the 2018 Sidewalk Program. This year work will start in the Crystal Ridge neighborhood but will include a number of communities around the city. Fencing will go up today around the area of the planned Richmond Storm Pond. The project is meant to alleviate flooding in the surrounding industrial area. The city says 111A Street and 89 Avenue will have some minor construction traffic, but will remain fully open until work begins.

Starting on Monday, May 28, Wapiti Gravel Suppliers will be working at the intersection of 101 Avenue and 98 Street.

As part of the 2017 Geometric Upgrades program, 101 Avenue and 98 Street will see new pedestrian activated traffic signals, street lighting and a concrete pedestrian island.

The traffic signals and pedestrian island are expected to be installed and operational by mid-June.

Traffic Information

Traffic will be reduced to 30km/h and drivers are reminded to follow all posted construction signs.

Drivers should expect some lane closures as work progresses.

Some on street parking may be affected at different times during the construction activities; pedestrian traffic will be maintained at all times.

You spoke, and we listened! Focus on the Family's Adventures in Odyssey is back on the air starting this Monday, May 28th at 8pm!


To Make a donation: https://www.focusonthefamily.ca/



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Friday, 08 September 2017 11:25

Rising Above Share-A-Thon Raises $107,506

Thanks, Peace Country!   $107,506 was raised during the Rising Above Share-a-thon on Wednesday, September 27.   Your support will help local families – Moms and Dads – real people who need help!    You can still donate online at RisingAboveGP.com

Rising Above - helping people break cycles of defeat.

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577 Grande Prairie Air Cadets Registration night happens EVERY TUESDAY @ 630 at the D'coy Armouries ~ This is a free program for ages 12-18. Learn about aviation, music training, survival training, marksmanship and more. All that is needed is an Alberta Health Care card and Birth Certificate. They take registrations from Sept to May.

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Marble Slab

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