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Greyhounds still rolling in Okotoks

Greyhounds still rolling in Okotoks

The Greyhound bus is still making stops in Okotoks, although the proper permits haven’t been approved to keep the service in town. The bus and freight service was in jeopardy when Chung’s restaurant closed in November.
Diners on a fundraising quest

Diners on a fundraising quest

An innovative, award-winning program at a local high school is hoping to raise some funds through a special event to help send students out on character-building wilderness adventures.
MD developing growth management strategy

MD developing growth management strategy

The MD of Foothills is studying what development within its boundaries will look like. It has begun work on a growth management strategy and it is seeking input from foothills residents on what it should include.
Alberta agriculture minister to meet with residents

Alberta agriculture minister to meet with residents

A foothills councillor is encouraging residents to meet with the provincial agriculture minister and hear an update on current issues in the industry.
Councillor wants fluoride removed from water

Councillor wants fluoride removed from water

An Okotoks town councillor wants to make the town’s drinking water fluoride free, but council will consult residents first before making a decision sometime in the spring. Town administration will report back to council at its Feb.
Town looks into office facelift

Town looks into office facelift

Black Diamond could soon have a municipal building spacious enough for staff to work and residents to attend council meetings. Town council passed a motion at its Jan.
Minister wants MD to reconsider CRP stance

Minister wants MD to reconsider CRP stance

Alberta’s new municipal affairs minister wants the MD of Foothills to keep talking to the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) to work out its differences over a growth plan for the region.
Tank turned into wildfire fighting vehicle

Tank turned into wildfire fighting vehicle

A Priddis firefighter believes he has a solution to fight major wildfires that could help prevent disasters like last year’s devastating blaze in Slave Lake. Jason Eastwood, president of E2 Logistic Solutions Inc.
Animals need shelter in cold weather

Animals need shelter in cold weather

When last week’s frigid temperatures sent people running for shelter, it wasn’t much different for the animals on the fields across the foothills. The -30 C weather forced James Kunz’s 10 horses to go looking for shelter.

Northridge closure postponed to this week

Sewer repairs that will force the closure of part of Northridge Drive will go ahead this week after last week’s frigid weather forced the project to be postponed.