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SPCA lagging in volunteers, funds

SPCA lagging in volunteers, funds

Lagging membership and unsuccessful fundraising is giving a foothills SPCA a run for its money this year.
Water use low despite changes

Water use low despite changes

Residents are taking it easy on their water use since learning they can now water their lawns and fill their hot tubs.
Resident appealling town'    s water plant

Resident appealling town' s water plant

A Turner Valley woman is launching a second appeal this year to gain access to environmental records due to her concerns about the quality of water coming from a new source close to pipelines and a former landfill.
Helmeted bikers are getting a sweet deal

Helmeted bikers are getting a sweet deal

Diamond Valley enforcement officers have a sweet deal for cyclists donning helmets this summer.

Thieves make off with trailer

Diamond Valley citizens are being warned to lock more than just their vehicles to prevent theft this summer.
Rural traditions kept alive at fair

Rural traditions kept alive at fair

A Millarville youth is busy perfecting his riding skills and searching the family chicken coop for the best bird with hopes to bring home some red ribbons this weekend.
Citizens cool off with lower restrictions

Citizens cool off with lower restrictions

Diamond Valley residents struggling to beat the heat can turn on their outdoor taps for the first time in more than a year.
Residents ready for fresh eggs

Residents ready for fresh eggs

Diamond Valley residents given the nod to keep egg-laying hens in their backyards are clucking with excitement.
Rodeo brings ranching to life

Rodeo brings ranching to life

A foothills man who spent close to 25 years working on ranches is showing people how it’s done this weekend.
Trail ride offers glimpse into ranching

Trail ride offers glimpse into ranching

Backcountry trail rides may be a popular southern Alberta attraction, but a national historic site south of Longview does things a little differently when getting its visitors into the saddle.