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Black Diamond firefighters tackle education with technology

Black Diamond firefighters tackle education with technology

Members of the Black Diamond Fire Department are using Zoom meetings and homemade videos to educate Kindergarten to Grade 6 C. Ian McLaren School students about kitchen fire safety during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4-10.
Energy provider offering discounts to High Country business owners

Energy provider offering discounts to High Country business owners

Foothills Energy Co-operative is offering wholesale energy rates to its business members for the next four months in hopes to provide financial relief during the tough economic times many are facing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Turner Valley's outdoor pool nears capacity in two-month season

Turner Valley's outdoor pool nears capacity in two-month season

Patrons at Dr. Lander Memorial Swimming Pool in Turner Valley totaled 4,489 over the eight weeks the facility was open, compared to 8,343 during 14 weeks of operation in 2019.
Turner Valley council takes first look at 2021 budget

Turner Valley council takes first look at 2021 budget

Administration presented council with a detailed documentation of the Town’s projected $5,867,097 in expenses and $5,548,607 in revenues at its Sept. 21 meeting, revealing a $318,490 difference.
Foothills elected officials say Halloween is going ahead

Foothills elected officials say Halloween is going ahead

Despite the ongoing cancellation of concerts, community events and other public gatherings, Halloween is not among them, according to government officials. Turner Valley's haunted house and children's Halloween party, however, have been cancelled.
Black Diamond town council adopts advertising bylaw

Black Diamond town council adopts advertising bylaw

Black Diamond's advertising bylaw, approved by council on Sept. 16, requires the Town to advertise bylaws, resolutions, meetings, public hearings and other events on its website, and then allows administration to select additional methods if it chooses.
Backyard concert in Longview a hit

Backyard concert in Longview a hit

Award-winning band The Travelling Mabels performed its first concert in nine months in matriarch Eva Levesque’s backyard Sept. 19 and 20 to an enthusiastic audience.
Black Diamond shuttle service to roll out this fall

Black Diamond shuttle service to roll out this fall

The Town of Black Diamond is just weeks away from launching its shuttle service, but there’s much work ahead from deciding on fares to choosing a name.
Granary Road celebrating all things apple with festival

Granary Road celebrating all things apple with festival

Granary Road is hosting its fourth annual Apple Fest Sept. 26 and 27 featuring games, demonstrations and activities – as well as a market with all things apple.
Harvest Festival to be Black Diamond's first public event in months

Harvest Festival to be Black Diamond's first public event in months

The Harvest Festival, a partnership between the Town of Black Diamond and the Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills, will feature First Nations drumming and dancing, a market and carnival games as part of Alberta Culture Days.