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Town hopes to attract new hotel

The Town of Black Diamond is working to attract a family-style hotel chain to the community and is looking for input from local groups who host events.
Local vet helping to raise money for wounded soldiers

Local vet helping to raise money for wounded soldiers

For a retired military captain who had two friends wounded during military operations in Egypt in 1958, supporting injured soldiers and their families is imperative.

Suspects in undercover drug case plea not guilty

Three men facing separate drug trafficking charges arising from an undercover RCMP investigation targeting street level cocaine dealing earlier this year, pled not guilty in Okotoks court Nov. 4.

Best Western eyeing return to Okotoks

A local developer is making a bid to build another hotel in Okotoks, which could help address what some consider to be a critical shortage of local accommodations.
Legion trying to find a voice with young people

Legion trying to find a voice with young people

The Legion branches across Canada may have been created as a place for war veterans to gather, but two young women are trying to prove it can hold a special place for younger generations as well.
Raccoon population a concern to MD councillor

Raccoon population a concern to MD councillor

Foothills residents allege Calgary exterminators are dumping nuisance animals such as raccoons in the MD of Foothills and a councillor doesn’t want to be stuck with city’s masked bandit problem.
Okotoks boasts some renowned moustachioed gents

Okotoks boasts some renowned moustachioed gents

By Bruce Campbell Staff Reporter Men throughout the Foothills are trying to grow something under their noses in an effort to raise money for prostrate cancer as part of the Movember movement.
Former treasurer a vault full of MD history

Former treasurer a vault full of MD history

The MD of Foothills celebrated the birthday of a man who worked for the municipality before it even came to be. Leonard Van Tighem, the MD’s first secretary-treasurer, celebrated his 100th birthday with council during its public meeting on Nov.
Fire departments making pitch for training facility

Fire departments making pitch for training facility

Plans for a regional training facility are taking shape to ensure foothills firefighters have the training the need to keep pace with the growth of industry and residential development in the area.
Local officials question report of reduction in teen smoking

Local officials question report of reduction in teen smoking

There does not appear to be a substantial reduction in the number of teen smokers despite a government study suggesting fewer youth are smoking.