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Thursday Nov 20, 2014

Town looking at 4.5% tax increase

Okotoks town council had its first look at the proposed 2015 budget last week, with highlights including funds for annexation, a much needed water pipeline, and an expansion at Centennial Arena. With major growth on the horizon, committee chair, coun. Ed Sands, said Okotoks needs to be planning for the future, and the budget reflects that. ...

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Wednesday Nov 19, 2014

Illegal suites an increasing problem

The rental market in Okotoks is about to get a little tighter as the Town is currently cracking down on a number of illegal secondary suites.

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Wednesday Nov 19, 2014

Holiday fundraiser helps improve patient care

Story ImageOutside the window at the Foothills Country Hospice snow glistens off of the beautiful country landscape and the smell of baking bread floats through the air.

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Wednesday Nov 19, 2014

Councillors say mayor broke confidentiality rules

Officials from Alberta Municipal Affairs will meet with Okotoks council over whether the mayor broke confidentiality rules in a comment in a Western Wheel article.

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Nov 19

Tattoo helps the cat come back

Seven months after sneaking out the door, a feline escape artist is back home with his family who were sure they would never see him again.
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Nov 19

More parking at heath centre promised for 2015

Finding a parking spot is the last thing anyone in an emergency situation should have to worry about, but itís a problem that has been plaguing the Okotoks Health and Wellness centre for more than a decade.
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Nov 19

Councillor wants expenses public

An Okotoks town councillor wants to make it easier for resident to see how much their elected representatives are spending on the job.
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Nov 19

Operations Centre expansion one step closer

The $17-million expansion of the Townís operations centre is one step closer after council recently gave administration the green light to sign a contract with construction company Giffels Westpro for the first phase of the project.
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Nov 19

Federal government heading to surplus

Canada will be back in the black next year as the federal government announced last week it will post the first budget surplus since the 2008 recession.
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Nov 19

Mayorís comments should not be concern

Criticism from some Okotoks town councillors that Mayor Bill Robertson broke confidentiality rules when he suggested the Bull Pen site could become home to a performing arts centre is overblown.
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Nov 19

MD releasing maps to public, naming internal roads

Some rural MD residents may soon have more than a number to help identify their addresses, as Council has decided to start incorporating named streets on internal subdivision roads when necessary.
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Nov 19

Local student wins national heritage contest

Doing your homework can pay off in a big way sometimes, just ask 15-year-old Heritage Heights student Dominic Shoop who recently won a trip to Ottawa thanks to his hard work on a class project.
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