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Dawgs need familiar faces

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana, Harvard philosopher.

Rare run is a success story

It is scary when you put yourself out there for the whole world to see. Okotoks’ David Proctor did just that when he publicly announced he would attempt to run across Canada in a record 66 days in order to raise money for the Rare Disease Foundation.

Conflicts could be solved earlier

Sometimes bad things happen to good people. That was the case when Jeannine Tucker was dismissed as a Foothills School Division trustee for her operating a concession at Oilfields High School.

Traffic beefs are legitimate

There is nothing like a facility that employs thousands of people to boost a local community.

County is a sweet name

The Bard once wrote “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” The MD of Foothills is hoping old William Shakespeare is right as it is on the verge of changing it’s name to “Foothills County.

Deer a not-so-cute problem

There’s not a person in Alberta who didn’t shed a tear when Bambi’s mother died. Let’s face it, deer with their literal doe-eyes have been part of the area long before Okotoks became incorporated back in the early 20th century. They are adorable.

Town spot on with pot approach

The long-anticipated cannabis legalization bill has gone back to the Senate for some tweaking but it’s likely the major issues will be weeded out by the fall. So look for a Maryjane Mini Mart, near you.

Choice of marshals on target for parade

A parade does more than just entertain with cool planes that twist and twirl and marching bands with 76 trombones. They can also inspire and reflect on a community’s history.

Council gambles with water

Sometimes making decisions at the local government level can be like placing a bet on the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Right call to be ready for fire

While southern Albertans always can’t wait for the sun to shine after the doldrums of a Canadian winter, there wasn’t a person in the Foothills who likely wasn’t relieved to see rain in the forecast later this week.