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Council approves 3.5% tax hike

Okotoks homeowners will be paying more on their tax bill in 2011. Town council approved Okotoks’ 2011 operating budget on Monday afternoon, including a 3.5 per cent increase in the municipal share of its property taxes.
Hearing scheduled for composting facility plan

Hearing scheduled for composting facility plan

A hearing will determine whether Alberta Environment’s approval of an expansion of a compost operation west of High River addresses its potential impacts on the environment.
Oilfields students on classroom Quest

Oilfields students on classroom Quest

A 17-year-old from Black Diamond was about to quit school last spring, but rather than call it quits, Geoff Wieler is now on a quest to finish his education.

Environment minister speaks in favour of water pipeline

Alberta’s environment minister has made his preference over a long-term water source for Okotoks quite clear.

Okotoks and MD to partner on P3 sports project

The Town of Okotoks and MD of Foothills will work together on a unique P3 proposal for a regional field house likely near Aldersyde.
Too much holiday cheer can wear one down

Too much holiday cheer can wear one down

At the risk of bumming holiday revelers out, Okotoks chiropractor Dr. Danny Desaulniers said he’s seen research studies showing the festive season can be severely detrimental to one’s health. “Some studies have shown that Dec. 25, Dec. 26 and Jan.
Recycle This ceases residential pickup in Okotoks

Recycle This ceases residential pickup in Okotoks

The Town of Okotoks’s Curb It recycling program recently gained a lot more subscribers. As of Nov. 30, Recycle This, a private curbside recycling pickup company based out of High River, stopped their residential operations in Okotoks.

MD council wants 32nd Street traffic circle

The MD of Foothills will get its first traffic circle on Okotoks’ borders if the municipality’s new reeve has his way.
Foothills superintendent named to national school board

Foothills superintendent named to national school board

The superintendent who takes her direction from the Foothills School Division board of trustees, is now helping set the direction on a national scale.

Ice and snow removal slowgoing

Every morning on school days, Okotoks resident Catina Despotopoulos, a single mother, walks her daughter and two other children along Woodhaven Drive to Big Rock School.