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Celebrating Okotoks volunteers

It’s time to recognize those people in the Okotoks and Foothills area that are like dear old mom. Volunteers.

Election needs a healthy debate

The anticipation is over, Albertans are finally going to the polls.

Boundaries don't deter good news of new school

The boundaries have been set and both families and the division are going to have to live with them.

Focus is clearly on rural crime

After one year and four days the Edouard Maurice incident is finally over.

A roar for 2020 Scotties

It takes plenty of teamwork to get a team to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. And it also takes plenty of great teamwork to host the Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Okotoks right at home with hockey

This weekend it is official — Okotoks is Hometown Hockey. Sportsnet is bringing its travelling Hometown Hockey show to Big Rock Country this weekend, and it’s fitting. Virtually every weekend from September to June, is Hometown Hockey in Okotoks.

County signs up to take on signs

It may be a sign of the times. Foothills County council gave first reading to an amendment for harsher penalties on billboards, particularly those trailer-type ones that pepper the highways along Highway 2 and busy corridors.

Ruling on wells right for the land

Canada’s top court has made a decision, which will have some Foothills area landowners breathing a bit easier about their properties’ future.

Pupils deserve to be belted in

There are moments in a newsroom when things come to a stop, like when word was received a teen was airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance after a school bus rolled over Monday afternoon.

School board faces real test

Foothills School Division students face the pressure of final exams this week, but that’s nothing as compared to what their elected representatives will face. Trustees host a boundary review consultation meeting on Jan. 24 at Dr.