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Friday Jan 23, 2015

Wildrose looking for Highwood candidate

The race to become the Wildrose Party's candidate in the Highwood constituency has begun. Nominations opened on Jan. 21 for anyone looking to run under the party’s banner in the Highwood in the next provincial election. ...

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Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

Town looking at deer management options

Story ImageWhether they’re eating your pumpkins, laying in the middle of a boulevard, or even using crosswalks downtown, deer are a regular sight across Okotoks.

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Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

Landfill fees jump for 2015

Story ImageTaking out the trash will be more expensive in the foothills, as fees jumped up substantially at the Foothills Regional Landfill beginning on Jan. 1.

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Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

Library looking for additional space

Story ImageAs Okotoks continues to grow, the need for new facilities grows with it. While many residents have advocated for new recreation facilities and a performing arts centre, a new library may also be on the horizon.

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Jan 21

Coaching during drop in time being reviewed

There may be new rules for public use of recreation facilities around town as town council examines what is and isn’t an acceptable activity during drop-in hours.
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Jan 21

Town, MD brace for cuts to provincial grants

Foothills municipalities don’t expect to see a direct hit to their finances or plans due to dropping oil prices, but they are bracing for the potential of cuts to provincial funding.
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Jan 21

Drop in oil prices to trickle down through economy

Whether it’s oilfield service providers, or employees making the commute to head offices in downtown Calgary, the dropping price of crude will be felt throughout the industry.
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Jan 21

Unsinkable Mernie fit Okotoks to a Tea

Foothills area residents had a chance to say goodbye to a friend they used to visit over a cup of tea.
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Jan 21

Historical society hopes to preserve barn

A group of Okotoks residents wants the Town to preserve the history of a century-old barn purchased by the Town last year, as it considers plans for its future.
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Jan 21

Funding announced for Turner Valley sewer upgrade

A sewer lift station in Turner Valley will get an update, thanks to half a million dollars in financial assistance from the provincial and federal governments.
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Jan 21

Students serve up tasty final exam

While many students are getting ready for one test for a course, some at Foothills Composite High School were handling five courses for one test.
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Jan 21

Thieves target businesses

Thieves failed to get away with their plan to steal a bank machine at an Okotoks business, but another was successful in his attempt to steal thousands of dollars worth of art from a local gallery.
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