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Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Danielle Smith defends decision to join PCs

TileOn 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 the provincial government, its finances and important issues in the foothills region in 2015. Danielle Smith – ...

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Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Stier, Groeneveld upset with Smith’s crossing

Story ImageThe 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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Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

Smith leads Wildrose defection to Progressive Conservatives

Story ImageA 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.

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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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Dec 17

Hospice offers support through loss

When 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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Dec 17

Little Bow residents hear diversion details

After 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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