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Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

Credit due on 2015 budget

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. ...

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Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

Lights needed before more lives are lost

Delays are often costly, but this one likely cost someone their life and there may be more collisions at a deadly foothills intersection if traffic signals aren’t installed soon.

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Wednesday Dec 3, 2014

Mandatory blue bins not a waste

Okotoks has taken an evolutionary approach with its waste management programs over the years, and it’s time to take a big leap forward and make curbside recycling mandatory in the community.

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Nov 12

Planning critical for future growth

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.
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Nov 05

Town shouldn’t rush plans for ‘Old Creamery’ property

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.
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Oct 29

Balance needed between security, liberties

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.
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Oct 22

Guidelines needed for council donations

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.
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Oct 15

School site would put pressure on PCs

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.
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Oct 08

Lights will make Highway 2A safer

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.
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Oct 01

Diversion details need to come out

Premier Jim Prentice’s sudden announcement the Province will build a flood diversion of the Highwood River to protect the Town of High River from future floods is something many have waited decades to hear.
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