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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.

Giving veterans our respect

The Pason Centennial Arena has been home to plenty of major events over the past few years.

Need for life-saving organs

The story of a toddler waiting for life-saving organs is one that tugs at everyone’s hearts. One-year-old Lukah Mitchell is presently in an Edmonton hospital waiting for organ donations and her condition is being called by her parents as day-to-day.

Ward 1 trustee soap opera must end

The soap opera The Trustee’s Empty Chair continues after no one was elected in the Foothills School Division byelection on Monday.

Legal weed's time has come

It’s here, cannabis is legal as of Oct. 17. Although you won’t be able to walk in to a store and buy your favourite Panama Red in Okotoks quite yet, it’s legal to roll another number at your home.

Local UCP vote will decide next MLA

The potential for the next Highwood MLA being selected next week is a high one.