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Council meetings set up budget deliberations

Council meetings set up budget deliberations

A series of budget meetings this week will set the stage for council to discuss if they will need to make cuts to service levels and whether or not property taxes will increase.

Town loses lawsuit over developer fees

The Alberta court of appeal sided with a developer in a dispute with the Town of Okotoks over its practice of collecting fees to help pay for new infrastructure.
Millennium Park plan gets council support

Millennium Park plan gets council support

Plans for the construction of Turner Valley's Millennium Park are underway and a final conceptual design is now complete.
Familiar face takes over MD fire department

Familiar face takes over MD fire department

The new MD of Foothills fire chief has plenty of valuable experience with a rapidly growing fire service which will serve him well in the next few years.
Mountie had spirit and flower power

Mountie had spirit and flower power

Years of horse sense helped Canada’s longest surviving Mountie finally get his man.
Light up to go off with  a bang

Light up to go off with a bang

Light Up Okotoks festivities will go off with a bigger bang this year as the fireworks show that caps off the annual Friday evening events is getting a boost.
Penn State scandal a platform for change

Penn State scandal a platform for change

An Okotoks area resident who shocked the Canadian sports world when he revealed he was a victim of sexual abuse feels something positive can come out of a scandal at a major university in the United States.
Memorial to honour vets

Memorial to honour vets

A dedicated group of Longview volunteers is working to ensure veterans and wartime sacrifices are remembered not just on Remembrance Day, but year round.

Town to review its energy use

In keeping with its dedication to sustainability, the Town of Black Diamond is pursuing an audit to determine how much energy it consumes and identify means to become more energy efficient. At its Nov.

Lost and stolen bikes going to good cause

Lost and stolen bikes from Okotoks are giving at-risk youths in Calgary a chance to learn valuable life skills, and the organization behind the initiative is looking to extend the program into communities like Okotoks.