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Commercial development at standstill as water dispute simmers

The fight between Okotoks and Wind Walk has put a neighbouring business park proposal and it’s own plans for water at a standstill.
Heritage Pointe fire hall opens

Heritage Pointe fire hall opens

It didn’t take long for firefighters working out of the new Heritage Pointe Fire Hall to jump into action after it opened its doors last week. MD of Foothills firefighters were in place at the facility on Sept. 4 at 8 a.m.
Highwood MLA opens two offices in constituency

Highwood MLA opens two offices in constituency

The new MLA for the Highwood constituency is establishing a presence in the ridings’ largest communities, opening offices in Okotoks and High River last week. It’s a departure from the practices of her predecessor, who had one office.
Premier opens south Calgary hospital

Premier opens south Calgary hospital

The first phase of Alberta’s newest hospital opened last week and Alberta’s health minister said the facility will be just as important for foothills residents as it will be for Calgarians.

MD council moves meeting day

MD of Foothills council is testing out a new schedule after returning from summer holidays, which includes moving their regular meeting date. Council has moved its regular weekly meetings to Wednesday mornings from Thursdays, starting Aug. 29.

Election winner topped donations in Highwood campaign

Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith not only beat Progressive Conservative candidate John Barlow at the polls to become Highwood MLA last spring, she also received more in donations than her campaign rival.
Priddis senior killed in head-on crash

Priddis senior killed in head-on crash

A Priddis senior was killed when her car crossed the centre line, slamming into an oncoming truck. A 70-year-old woman died at the scene of the crash on Highway 22 and 328 Street. The spot is a few kilometers west of the Priddis golf course. Sgt.
Multi-purpose centre to unite community

Multi-purpose centre to unite community

Two years ago Keela Daniels celebrated her 16th birthday in Longview with all her friends and family. It was a milestone for the teen, but one that couldn’t be recognized in the community because of a lack of facilities.
Okotoks business leader takes top health role

Okotoks business leader takes top health role

The president of one of Okotoks largest companies will lend his expertise to Alberta Health Services as he takes over one of the top provincial health positions.
Province will study Dunbow intersection

Province will study Dunbow intersection

The Province has agreed to take a closer look at a busy intersection on the north end of the MD of Foothills, which has been the site of a fatal collision and several collisions.