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RCMP reminds drivers to use seatbelts

RCMP reminds drivers to use seatbelts

Okotoks RCMP are reminding both drivers and passengers to buckle up in the month of March. “The message is to just wear your seatbelt. They do save lives,” said Sgt. Ian Shardlow of Okotoks RCMP.
Changes proposed to controversial land use act

Changes proposed to controversial land use act

Changes to a controversial law allowing the creation of regional plans have spelled out what the provincial government was trying to achieve from the very beginning, said the Highwood MLA.
Cougars venturing more into urban areas

Cougars venturing more into urban areas

The odds of running into a cougar in Okotoks, or any other town, are still low, but the animals are coming into urban areas more often, said a biologist.
Deep freeze takes toll on outside workers

Deep freeze takes toll on outside workers

Scraping a car’s windshield and waiting seemingly forever for the interior to warm up during the morning drive can be annoying especially during the prolonged cold snap which has enveloped Alberta this winter.
Foothills Comp to offer advanced placement program

Foothills Comp to offer advanced placement program

Foothills Composite High School will provide more opportunities for students to reach their academic potential next school year.
British expats fighting for their pensions

British expats fighting for their pensions

It’s been more than eight years since he moved to Canada from the United Kingdom and, like many expatriates from the UK, Mike Pizzani continues to pay into his British pension.

Low-income families get help for school supplies

Pens, paper, binders and other school supplies can be expensive as students prepare to go back to school.

Town appealing decision on return flow credits

The Town of Okotoks is taking one more shot at getting the Province to give it credit for water it puts back into the Sheep River.
Environmental concerns dog ring road options

Environmental concerns dog ring road options

Foothills commuters would like improved access into Calgary via a long-proposed southwest ring road, but not at the expense of the environment, said many at an open house in Okotoks last week.

Turner Valley RCMP searching for missing woman

Turner Valley RCMP are searching for a missing woman from Eden Valley. Tawny Riel Lefthand, 21, left her residence on Eden Valley First Nations Reserve in the early morning hours of Feb. 26. She has not been seen since.