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EDITORIAL: Taxes paid but that doesn’t stop bill

EDITORIAL: Taxes paid but that doesn’t stop bill

Many Okotoks residents are likely unaware that paying their property taxes doesn't mean they won't get a bill for fire department services should they require them.
COLUMN: Conditions are perfect for deer

COLUMN: Conditions are perfect for deer

If conditions remain favourable, it’s more than likely the 124 deer identified in a count undertaken earlier this year will be substantially higher during the next roll call. 
COLUMN: Timing the market to perfection

COLUMN: Timing the market to perfection

My move to Okotoks this spring just so happened to coincide with the crest of the wave the real estate market had been riding through the early part of 2022.
EDITORIAL: Ambulances stretched too thin to meet demand

EDITORIAL: Ambulances stretched too thin to meet demand

Response times to emergency medical calls in Okotoks has become a hot topic this year as concerns continue to grow that the system isn’t keeping pace with demand.
COLUMN: Couple brings expertise to The Naughty Grape

COLUMN: Couple brings expertise to The Naughty Grape

Working closely with importers and wineries, most of the products on shelves of new Okotoks liquor store are unique.
EDITORIAL: New leader must widen her appeal by spring

EDITORIAL: New leader must widen her appeal by spring

Danielle Smith has a challenge ahead to reach wider electorate without alienating the base that gave her UCP leadership.
COLUMN: Density will help keep town young

COLUMN: Density will help keep town young

With single-family homes out of reach of more and more people, housing diversity is needed in Okotoks.
EDITORIAL: Stench goes well beyond your typical farm odour

EDITORIAL: Stench goes well beyond your typical farm odour

Odours emanating from feedlot west of High River made it a long, hot, smelly summer for nearby residents.
COLUMN: Little headway on wider highway

COLUMN: Little headway on wider highway

Despite plans to four-lane the Trans-Canada Highway from Kamloops to Alberta border, much of that stretch remains just two lanes.
EDITORIAL: Don’t let that water just go down the drain

EDITORIAL: Don’t let that water just go down the drain

Town of Okotoks resolution to use stormwater for irrigation purposes makes abundant sense.