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Wednesday Dec 17, 2014
The Town has taken flack in the past on spending, but this is one moment it deserves kudos. The Town of Okotoks’ 2015 operating budget approved on Monday night includes a 3.25 per cent property tax increase, while paying down debt and not taking on any new red ink. ...
Wednesday Dec 10, 2014
Black Diamond town council made the right decision to put plans to develop land in the town’s southeast on hold until a plan to guide growth in the area is updated.
Buying a piece of property near the Sheep River was a good move for Okotoks’ future, but the Town shouldn’t rush into building anything on a site several businesses currently call home.
In the wake of last week’s tragedy in Ottawa, the federal government is clearly going to need to take steps to improve security on Parliament Hill and to try to prevent would-be terrorists from doing harm to our nation’s institutions.
Okotoks councillors don’t need to completely cut out the practice of making donations to charitable organizations, but there needs to be clear guidelines to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent appropriately.
The Foothills School Division and their friends in local government – the MD of Foothills and the Town of Okotoks – have the chance to put the new Jim Prentice-led Progressive Conservative provincial government to the test.
The last thing people driving 110 km per hour on Highway 2A want to see is another set of traffic lights, but it’s better than seeing another collision.