The Okotoks Western Wheel http://www.westernwheel.com Okotoks News, Events, and more. <![CDATA[Leaders taken in rollover]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141221/WHE0801/312219999/-1/whe/leaders-taken-in-rollover Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:38:22 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141221/WHE0801/312219999/-1/whe/leaders-taken-in-rollover <![CDATA[Danielle Smith defends decision to join PCs]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141218/WHE0801/312189948/-1/whe/danielle-smith-defends-decision-to-join-pcs One day after announcing she would be crossing the floor to join the Progressive Conservative government, Highwood MLA Danielle Smith sat down with Western Wheel editor Don Patterson to discuss her decision, as well as challenges facing...]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:53:22 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141218/WHE0801/312189948/-1/whe/danielle-smith-defends-decision-to-join-pcs <![CDATA[Stier, Groeneveld upset with Smith’s crossing]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141218/WHE0801/312189949/-1/whe/stier-groeneveld-upset-with-smith-8217-s-crossing The Wildrose MLA from the Macleod-Livingstone riding didn't know until four days beforehand that former party leader Danielle Smith was crossing the floor to join Premier Jim Prentice's Progressive Conservatives.
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<![CDATA[Smith leads Wildrose defection to Progressive Conservatives]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179974/-1/whe/smith-leads-wildrose-defection-to-progressive-conservatives Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:08:22 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179974/-1/whe/smith-leads-wildrose-defection-to-progressive-conservatives <![CDATA[Town council approves 3.25% tax increase]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179982/-1/whe/town-council-approves-325-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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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:33:23 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179982/-1/whe/town-council-approves-325-tax-increase
<![CDATA[Hospice offers support through loss]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179978/-1/whe/hospice-offers-support-through-loss Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:33:27 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179978/-1/whe/hospice-offers-support-through-loss <![CDATA[Cadets march to promising future]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE17/312179985/-1/whe/cadets-march-to-promising-future Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:03:29 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE17/312179985/-1/whe/cadets-march-to-promising-future <![CDATA[Credit due on 2015 budget]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0902/312179977/-1/whe/credit-due-on-2015-budget Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:33:22 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0902/312179977/-1/whe/credit-due-on-2015-budget <![CDATA[Little Bow residents hear diversion details]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179979/-1/whe/little-bow-residents-hear-diversion-details Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:33:26 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179979/-1/whe/little-bow-residents-hear-diversion-details <![CDATA[Book captures flood stories]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179981/-1/whe/book-captures-flood-stories Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:33:23 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179981/-1/whe/book-captures-flood-stories <![CDATA[Citizens start conversation]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE17/312179987/-1/whe/citizens-start-conversation Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:03:27 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE17/312179987/-1/whe/citizens-start-conversation <![CDATA[Students spread Christmas spirit]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE17/312179989/-1/whe/students-spread-christmas-spirit Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:03:26 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE17/312179989/-1/whe/students-spread-christmas-spirit <![CDATA[Okotoks public school borders discussed]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179992/-1/whe/okotoks-public-school-borders-discussed Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179992/-1/whe/okotoks-public-school-borders-discussed <![CDATA[Bisons have Flyers stuck in the middle]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE1101/312179994/-1/whe/bisons-have-flyers-stuck-in-the-middle Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE1101/312179994/-1/whe/bisons-have-flyers-stuck-in-the-middle <![CDATA[Bill 10 not needed in province]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0903/312179975/-1/whe/bill-10-not-needed-in-province Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:33:23 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0903/312179975/-1/whe/bill-10-not-needed-in-province <![CDATA[Couple spreading holiday cheer Christmas morning]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179976/-1/whe/couple-spreading-holiday-cheer-christmas-morning Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:33:22 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179976/-1/whe/couple-spreading-holiday-cheer-christmas-morning <![CDATA[Ring road exploring use of dark-sky lights]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179980/-1/whe/ring-road-exploring-use-of-dark-sky-lights Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:33:25 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179980/-1/whe/ring-road-exploring-use-of-dark-sky-lights <![CDATA[Recycling options explored for MD]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179983/-1/whe/recycling-options-explored-for-md Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:33:22 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179983/-1/whe/recycling-options-explored-for-md <![CDATA[Okotoks juniors find landing spot in Calgary]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE1101/312179995/-1/whe/okotoks-juniors-find-landing-spot-in-calgary Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE1101/312179995/-1/whe/okotoks-juniors-find-landing-spot-in-calgary <![CDATA[Overtime heroics snaps losing skid]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE1101/312179998/-1/whe/overtime-heroics-snaps-losing-skid Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE1101/312179998/-1/whe/overtime-heroics-snaps-losing-skid <![CDATA[Foothills pair skate to Canada Winter Games]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE1101/312179999/-1/whe/foothills-pair-skate-to-canada-winter-games Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE1101/312179999/-1/whe/foothills-pair-skate-to-canada-winter-games <![CDATA[Student saw both sides of bullying]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179984/-1/whe/student-saw-both-sides-of-bullying Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:58:22 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179984/-1/whe/student-saw-both-sides-of-bullying <![CDATA[Youths ready to fly off to Never Never Land]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0302/312179986/-1/whe/youths-ready-to-fly-off-to-never-never-land Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:03:28 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0302/312179986/-1/whe/youths-ready-to-fly-off-to-never-never-land <![CDATA[Videographer scores big in Monaco]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0302/312179988/-1/whe/videographer-scores-big-in-monaco Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:03:27 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0302/312179988/-1/whe/videographer-scores-big-in-monaco <![CDATA[Towns recognized for healthy initiatives]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE17/312179990/-1/whe/towns-recognized-for-healthy-initiatives Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:03:25 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE17/312179990/-1/whe/towns-recognized-for-healthy-initiatives <![CDATA[Turner Valley battles a tough 2014]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179991/-1/whe/turner-valley-battles-a-tough-2014 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:03:23 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE0801/312179991/-1/whe/turner-valley-battles-a-tough-2014 <![CDATA[Bantam Oilers on brilliant run]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE1101/312179996/-1/whe/bantam-oilers-on-brilliant-run Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE1101/312179996/-1/whe/bantam-oilers-on-brilliant-run <![CDATA[Midget Oilers battling for top-spot]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE1101/312179997/-1/whe/midget-oilers-battling-for-top-spot Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:00:00 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141217/WHE1101/312179997/-1/whe/midget-oilers-battling-for-top-spot <![CDATA[Wildrose - PC caucus merger 'on the horizon']]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141216/WHE0801/312179993/-1/whe/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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<![CDATA[Finally Knight Time after seven years]]> http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141216/WHE1101/312169999/-1/whe/finally-knight-time-after-seven-years Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:03:23 -0700 http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20141216/WHE1101/312169999/-1/whe/finally-knight-time-after-seven-years