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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Council right to put brakes to bylaw

Town councillors made the right move on Monday to put the brakes on a proposed bylaw to change playground and school zones in Okotoks. Itís now doing what it should have done at the start. ...

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Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

Questions remain after auditor generalís report

Itís all Alisonís fault, at least thatís what the Progressive Conservative government wants Albertans to believe.

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Wednesday Aug 6, 2014

Albertans deserve action on problems

There has been a lot of tough talk by contenders looking to lead Albertaís embattled Progressive Conservative Party over unpopular decisions, suggested culture of entitlement and the most recent revelations over former Premier Alison Redfordís travel habits

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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Playground, school zone speed limits should be harmonized

Speed limits in playgrounds and school zones should be reviewed and harmonized, but Okotoks town councillors donít need to take the backseat to Calgary on this issue.

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Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Recycling changes could solve garbage problems

The Town of Okotoks doesnít need to trash its garbage collection system, but some adjustments are needed to ensure it is meeting residentsí needs. And, recycling should be at the top of the list.

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Jul 16

Province must help Town with interim water plan

Okotoksí growth rate may have dipped slightly in the last year, but the townís population continues to climb making a solution to its water woes ever more important.
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Jul 09

Voters canít take elections for granted

When less than 20 per cent of voters actually take the time to cast a ballot, itís a cause for concern.
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Jul 02

Adult business decision the right one

If itís not illegal, governments should not be in the practice of telling businesses what they can and canít sell. However, there is a place to set ground rules and keep a close watch on businesses that offer goods or services that will raise eyebrows in the community.
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Jun 18

Flood lessons canít be forgotten

Foothills communities have come a long way since the devastating flood of June 20, 2013 and itís a testament to the resiliency and hard work of individual residents, businesses, municipalities and the provincial government.
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Jun 04

Credibility an issue in byelection

Agriculture, jobs and the local economy are most likely top of mind for voters in the Macleod by-election campaign, but questions around the credibility of Prime Minster Stephen Harper and his government are serious and canít be ignored by voters and candidates alike.
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May 28

Teacher evaluation can be positive

The Foothills School Division has spent its money wisely over the years. Sure it passed a deficit budget for the upcoming school year of nearly a $1 million, but with $12 million in the coffers there is a comfortable amount for a rainy day.
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