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Key leader retiring after 21 years with Town

Key leader retiring after 21 years with Town

Keeping a roof over people’s heads, putting food on an empty table or simply supporting education have all been important parts of Linda Blasetti’s job with the Town of Okotoks for much of the past two decades.
Pets need protection from winter

Pets need protection from winter

Snow, ice and cold temperatures have hit the area and residents struggle to find ways to keep warm as the mercury falls. However, it is essential pet owners also ensure their animals are protected from the elements as well.

Heartland Retirement Residence nears completion

Construction on the housing complex nestled close to the Sheep River in Okotoks has been ongoing for some time, but The Heartland Retirement Residence is finally nearing completion.

Town council puts a hold on spending

Turner Valley residents will likely not see an increase in property taxes this year, said Mayor Kelly Tuck at Monday’s town council meeting.

Town balks on bid for Alberta Winter Games

Black Diamond has balked at an opportunity to bid for the 2014 Alberta Winter Games despite an invitation from the Province to submit a bid.
Charity is child's play for teachers

Charity is child's play for teachers

Santa heard a secret from Good Shepherd School teachers last week: “Pssst, Jolly Old St. Nicholas lean your ear this way, there is a child in all of us.
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.