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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Local woman charged after high speed chase

An Okotoks woman is facing several charges after a high-speed chase in Saskatchewan ended July 26 near the set of the famous television show “Corner Gas.” Stephanie Martens appeared in Provincial Court in Regina on July 28 to face a series of charges, including three counts of dangerous driving and two counts of possession of stolen property....

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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Longtime Okotoks doctor and MP honoured

Story ImageFor 44 years, Okotoks has been the place where Dr. Grant Hill delivered babies and raised his own family and now his legacy will live on in the town through the newly named Dr. Grant Hill Park in Westmount.

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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Spray park may open up later

The Foothills Lions Club Family Spray Park in Turner Valley may be a bit behind schedule but the final goal is so close Barry Crane can almost feel the refreshing water on a hot day.

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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Water on the way

Okotoks is continuing to push closer to its water capacity, but town officials say residents don’t need to worry about their water supply.

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Jul 30

New Legion nears membership goal

A local group working to re-establish an Okotoks branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is close to reaching its goal.
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Jul 30

Small claims court limit raised to $50,000

The Province and lawyers alike agree changes to Alberta’s civil litigation system that will now see small claims as high as $50,000 will allow more people to access justice when it comes to business deals gone bad.
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Jul 30

Be wary on river

The Sheep River may look inviting this week as temperatures soar, but the Okotoks Fire Department is warning people to avoid the water as it’s too unpredictable to navigate safely.
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Jul 30

McIver puts rural Alberta on his agenda

Progressive Conservative leader hopeful Ric McIver stopped in the Foothills last week to tell area residents he will keep Alberta’s rural interests in mind as he works towards becoming the province’s next premier.
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Jul 30

Regional plan protects Pekisko grasslands

The provincial government is extending protection to tens of thousands of hectares of undisturbed native grasslands in the foothills under a new plan intended to guide future growth in southern Alberta.
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Jul 30

Breastfeeding awareness encourages acceptance

Breastfeeding is by no means a new concept, but the World Health Organization is trying to bring awareness of its importance not just to moms, but to the public as well.
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Jul 30

School, playground zone times to be decided

Okotoks town councillors have been waiting for the City of Calgary to make a decision on playground and school zones before decising what to do in Okotoks.
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Jul 30

Sister raising funds for brother's prosthetic leg

A fiery crash near Sundre has forever changed the life of Matt Blackmore who lost his leg after his motorhome collided with a semi-trailer, but Blackmore’s friends and family hope to help bring back some normalcy for him and his young family.
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