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Tight budget was the mandate

The jury is out to determine whether the provincial government’s budget of $58 billion announced on Oct. 24 is going to be a trick or a treat. Trick may be too harsh of a term.

Alberta concerns may be lost in a minority

The federal election has come and gone, but Albertans and Foothills residents may be left hoping that their voices will be heard. Foothills voters overwhelmingly re-elected Conservative John Barlow in the Oct.

Every vote counts

Possible false start to Summer Games

Maurice lawsuit doesn't sit well

Don’t expect the affable couple of Edouard and Jessica Maurice to open their doors to strangers any day soon at their acreage south of Okotoks.

Pipeline not connecting Canada

There will be celebrations aplenty across the Foothills, from Blackie to Millarville in recognition of this country’s 152 anniversary.
It’s been a busy week in Ottawa

It’s been a busy week in Ottawa

My, my, it’s been a busy week. There are three whopping announcements out of Ottawa to leave us with something to think about over the summer.

We the North

As Canada is less than two weeks from celebrating its 152nd birthday, it was heart-warming and downright thrilling to see its citizens ‘enraptored’ in a sporting event not seen practically since the day Paul Henderson scored his famous goal in 1972.

Clear strategy needed for plastics

Okotoks has dodged the crisis of not being able to get rid of its recyclable plastic for now, but it’s just dodging what has become a major problem, with literally boat loads of the stuff ready to be shipped back to Canada.

Road safety goes full cycle

They appear every spring and for some, they are more annoying than mosquitoes and even harder to avoid.