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The City of Grande Prairie provides programs, services, infrastructure and facilities that are the basis for much of the activity in our community. Grande Prairie is the youngest city in Canada with a median age of 30.3 and one of the fastest growing communities in North America. The 2016 federal census recorded 63,166 residents up 13.5% from 2011.

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, accusing Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of operating “a secret plan” to track all people at airports with facial recognition. The rights advocacy group says the degree of secrecy the agencies’ programs have been carried out under is excessive and undemocratic, and precludes the possibility of meaningful oversight or accountabilit...

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