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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.

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.