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Raiders go to the Mountain for local player

The coach of the Okotoks Junior A Raiders lacrosse team had an eye on his newest player almost a decade ago when he saw him play in the hotbed of lacrosse, Orangeville, ON.

Okotoks to get provincial funding bonus

Okotoks is getting more money for infrastructure from the 2011 provincial government than it originally expected. The Town will receive $4.45 million from the provincial Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) program for the 2011-12 budget year.
Okotoks fighter gets win in UFC debut

Okotoks fighter gets win in UFC debut

You can’t please everybody. Foothills Composite graduate cage fighter Nick Ring learned that lesson recently at his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut in UFC 127 in Sydney, Australia.
Athlete to represent Canada in two sports

Athlete to represent Canada in two sports

An Okotoks athlete will represent his country in two different sports within a span of 12 months. Reid Watkins, a Grade 11 student at Holy Trinity Academy, was selected to the Team Canada U-17 rugby team last week.
Former Oiler makes his mark

Former Oiler makes his mark

It isn’t often a hockey trade benefits both teams, but a deal between the Okotoks Junior A Oilers and Calgary Mustangs who are currently enraptured in a second round playoff series appears to be an exception to the rule.
Foothills Falcons claim league championship

Foothills Falcons claim league championship

Empowered by a boisterous home crowd the Holy Trinity Academy Knights nearly pulled off the upset of the season, but the Foothills Composite Falcons who rolled through the regular season hung on to claim the league title.
Warming to winter activity

Warming to winter activity

The weather might be frightful, but going outside for some brisk, fresh air to grab some exercise can still be delightful. Jim Cadman, president of the Big Rock Runners, tries to avoid the gerbil-on-a-wheel treadmill run as much as possible.
Oilers one win away from sweeping Mustangs

Oilers one win away from sweeping Mustangs

The Okotoks Junior A Oilers took a stranglehold in their best-of-seven Alberta Junior Hockey League playoff series by downing the Calgary Mustangs 6-3 March 8. Okotoks leads the series 3-0 and can sweep tonight (March 9) in Calgary.
Curler a golden replacement at Winter Games

Curler a golden replacement at Winter Games

A curler had a golden experience thanks to the fact she happens to live in Okotoks. Deb Miller won the gold medal with the Zone 2 55-plus mixed curling team at the Alberta 55-plus Winter Games Feb. 24-27 in St. Albert.
Bisons clobber Coaldale to win series

Bisons clobber Coaldale to win series

For the second consecutive year, the Okotoks Junior B Bisons are division champions dispatching the Coaldale Copperheads 4-1 in their best of seven series to move on to the Heritage Junior Hockey League (HJHL) semi-finals.