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Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

GSA clubs promote tolerance

You can learn a lot from students. Foothills Composite High School and Oilfields High School students have proven the walls won’t fall down if gay and straight students get together to discuss sexuality and other issues at school. ...

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Wednesday Apr 9, 2014

It's time for the MD to rejoin the CRP

Mediation between the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) and rural municipalities outside the city has resulted in a number of proposals to change the Calgary Metropolitan Plan (CMP). The possible changes address many of the MD of Foothills’ long standing concerns with the plan.

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Wednesday Apr 2, 2014

Priddis Diversion a bad choice

There’s a lot of work that needs to be done to protect southern Alberta communities against flooding, but provincial officials need to pull the plug on any plans to divert water from the Elbow River to the Priddis Creek.

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Wednesday Mar 26, 2014

PC Party at risk of losing power

Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party has a lot of work to do to regain support after former premier Alison Redford resigned last week, or else it risks losing the next provincial election set for 2016.

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Mar 19

Recycling for condos the right move

Bringing recycling collection to condo complexes, townhomes and apartments in Okotoks is an appropriate next step in the evolution of the Town’s waste collection programs, but it’s not yet time to make it mandatory.
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Mar 05

Town needs plan to increase affordable housing

Okotoks’ affordable housing situation is past the critical point and the Town can’t afford to wait until after annexation to come up with a plan.
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Feb 26

Farmers’ cheques can’t get derailed

Rail companies and all levels of government need to sit down to find a quick resolution to the backlog of grain sitting in bins and elevators across the prairies, waiting to be transported to ports on the coast.
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Feb 19

Travel expenses need more scrutiny

Travel is a fact of life for people serving in public office, however, rules governing travel expenses for elected officials need to be reviewed to ensure taxpayers are getting the best value for their dollars.
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Feb 12

Decision needed on performing arts centre

Premier Alison Redford’s announcement upgrades to the 30-year-old Foothills Composite High School will go ahead is good new for students and the community. However, it means Okotoks town council and the Foothills School Division need to decide once and for all whether a long-proposed performing...
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Feb 05

Province needs to help town find water

Okotoks has not reached the critical point with it’s water supply, but that doesn’t mean it may not need a little help to get by until it’s able to turn on the taps to a water pipeline from Calgary.
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Jan 29

Liberal Party still has a pulse

The festivities at the Foothills Community Centre last week might not have rivaled the hoopla of Trudeaumania of the 1960s, but it might be an indication the Liberals have a pulse in the Macleod riding.
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Jan 29

Liberals have a pulse in Macleod

The festivities at the Foothills Community Centre last week might not have rivaled the hoopla of Trudeaumania of the 1960s, but it might be an indication the Liberals have a pulse in the Macleod riding.
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