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Returning to my roots, again

I’m a family-oriented budding journalist, I regularly read past my bedtime, can’t refrain from buying new books even though I have a to-read pile, and my friends call me Meg. Those friends are split between five separate countries.

Okotoks makes commitment to affordable housing

There’s no place like home, especially in a community that cares for one another.

Rural crime, Broncos top 2018

2018 has come to an end and there were some stories that touched the Foothills and rippled through the country. The arrest of Edouard Maurice on firearm charges on Feb.

K-Grade 8 a good start for school

Okotoks area parents with children attending elementary and junior high schools with the public system have a better idea of what the future holds for them in the fall of 2019.

Toddler provides gift for holiday

Like a lot of people in Okotoks, staff at the Western Wheel is crunching at deadlines as Dec. 25 quickly approaches — there’s been a lot of stress, both real and kind of imaginary.

Local UCP constituency has growing pains

It wasn’t a great week for the new UCP Highwood constituency. Two candidates from the Oct. 16 UCP nomination election filed formal complains about irregularities during the process.

Council stepping in right direction

For optimum impact, a recycling program should be in place for all sectors of a municipality.

Postal workers’ concerns founded

The approximately 40-day rotating postal strike has ended, and it looks like those Christmas parcels will be delivered in time.

Council takes steps to help renters

Although members of Okotoks town council made plenty of noise while singing carols during Light Up, they more quietly started the wheels last week that will warm homes for holiday seasons for years to come. Council’s unanimous decision on Nov.

Light up is about showing support

The holiday season is coming to Okotoks residents faster than the Grinch’s souped-up sleigh. It will be hard to keep one’s breath as Dec.