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Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

Smith leads Wildrose defection to Progressive Conservatives

TileA major political shake up has occurred in the provincial legislature, with nine Wildrose MLAs – including party leader and Highwood MLA Danielle Smith – crossing the floor to join the Progressive Conservative party. In addition to Smith, Wildrose MLAs Rob Anderson, Gary Bikman, Rod Fox, Jason Hale, Bruce McAllister, Blake Pedersen, Bruce Rowe,...

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Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

Town council approves 3.25% tax increase

Okotoks town council has managed to bring next year's municipal property tax increase down to 3.25 per cent for 2015, or approximately $64 extra per year for the typical home.

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Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

Hospice offers support through loss

Story ImageWhen Betty George first started working as the volunteer coordinator at the Foothills Country Hospice six years ago she had plenty of experience in hospitals, but very little with death.

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Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

Little Bow residents hear diversion details

Story ImageAfter being taken by surprise by the announcement in September, landowners along the Little Bow River were given an opportunity to hear what the provincial government has planned for a south Highwood Diversion.

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Dec 17

Book captures flood stories

Many in High River lost their homes and possessions to the 2013 flood, but a group of residents have made sure that the stories and images from that day are not washed away as well.
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Dec 17

Okotoks public school borders discussed

Foothills School Division began public consultation to change Okotoks school boundaries in 2015-16 to take pressure off capacity and near-capacity education facilities, particularly at Westmount School.
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Dec 17

Couple spreading holiday cheer Christmas morning

An Okotoks couple is planning on spreading some holiday cheer for seniors on Christmas morning and they’re looking for anyone who wants to join the fun.
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Dec 17

Ring road exploring use of dark-sky lights

Options are being explored to balance safety with efficiency and hopefully reduce light pollution with the new southwest Calgary ring road as it runs through the MD of Foothills.
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Dec 17

Recycling options explored for MD

As Okotoks looks to push recycling to the next level, rural resident’s recycling needs are not being forgotten.
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Dec 17

Student saw both sides of bullying

An Okotoks student who was bullied as a youngster was able to turn his life around 180 degrees as he got older, however, it turned out he didn’t like being a bully either.
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Dec 17

Turner Valley battles a tough 2014

The year 2014 was filled with some big struggles and achievements in Turner Valley as the Town continued its efforts to recover from the 2013 flood.
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Dec 16

Wildrose - PC caucus merger 'on the horizon'

Highwood PC Association president Suzanne Oel was anxiously awaiting an announcement this morning as rumours swirled of a possible merger between the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose caucuses.
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