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Fluoride decision delayed to later in month

Okotoks residents will wait a little longer to find out whether or not fluoride will be removed from the Town’s drinking water.

New emergency alert systems for foothills, High River

Foothills residents will soon be able to sign up for a new emergency warning system after the Town of High River switched on a similar system last week.
High profile debate will happen in Okotoks

High profile debate will happen in Okotoks

Highwood candidates Danielle Smith and John Barlow will go head to head for the first time on April 10 in Okotoks.
Groeneveld believes former supporter a wildrose spy

Groeneveld believes former supporter a wildrose spy

Highwood’s outgoing MLA is taking aim at a foothills PC insider and former supporter, accusing him of reporting to the Wildrose Party.
Sheep River Library celebrates first anniversary

Sheep River Library celebrates first anniversary

The Sheep River Library has been busier than ever since it movedmoving into its new building in Turner Valley.
Regional fire training facility going ahead

Regional fire training facility going ahead

The MD of Foothills agreed to pay for half of a facility that will allow firefighters to train locally, but still need to see if they will have the funding to do it this year.
Fluoride debate heats up

Fluoride debate heats up

The debate over removing fluoride from Okotoks’ drinking water is heating up. About 60 people turned out to a public hearing on March 26 to hear experts speak on both sides of the fluoride issue in Okotoks and add their voices to the debate.

Growth survey to be held along with spring census

Okotoks town council will again ask residents their opinion on whether it should scrap the 30,000 population cap. The question of growth has been looming large over the Okotoks community in recent years.
Old Age Security raised to 67 by 2023

Old Age Security raised to 67 by 2023

Canadians born after 1958 will have to put off their retirement plans for a couple years. The federal government is raising the age of eligibility for Old Age Security (OAS) from 65 to 67 as part of last week’s federal budget.
Redford vows to axe MLA allowances after election

Redford vows to axe MLA allowances after election

So-called ‘Platinum severance packages’ for MLAs could be coming to an end, vowed Alison Redford last week.