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New fire inspection fees for businesses

New fire inspection fees for businesses

Changes to Black Diamond’s fire inspection fees could see local businesses facing heavy fines if they do not fix problems found during fire inspections. Black Diamond council voted to amend the bylaw during the Dec.
Community group offers $35,000 for park upgrades

Community group offers $35,000 for park upgrades

An Okotoks community association is offering up to $35,000 to upgrade a pathway through a north-end park so it can qualify for snow removal in the winter.

Better Business Bureau warns of potential scam

The Better Business Bureau in Calgary wants companies throughout southern Alberta to be aware of a new phone scam.

Drug trafficker gets house arrest

Being caught with just under five pounds of marijuana at a Black Diamond checkstop netted an Edmonton man eight months of house arrest.

Entrepreneurs catering to growing ex-pat population

There is a growing population of United Kingdom expatriates in Okotoks yearning for a taste of home, be it a bag of Bassett’s Jelly Babies or a package of Jammie Dogers.
Biodiesel plant shuts down operations

Biodiesel plant shuts down operations

The head of an Aldersyde-area biodiesel plant is blaming a slowdown in the biofuels sector and promised federal funding that has not come through for having to shut down production at the facility.
Local students fill backpacks with love

Local students fill backpacks with love

Having the proper gear in a backpack can be a lifesaver. This holiday season students at John Paul II Collegiate in Okotoks have filled more than 250 backpacks to help foothills families this Christmas.

Altalink unveils preferred route for new powerline

The proposed route for a major electrical transmission line south of Calgary could follow the alignment of an existing transmission line.

Quest doesn't compromise classroom: Rose

The Quest program might have one more extra teacher in the classroom, but it isn’t compromising other classes at Oilfields High School, according to the Foothills School Division.

Band members trying to force election

A group of Bearspaw First Nation band members is going to federal court to force an election for band council. Band member Robert Shotclose said papers were filed in federal court this week asking for a judicial injunction to force a vote.