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Black Diamond and Turner Valley begin amalgamation negotiation process

Black Diamond and Turner Valley begin amalgamation negotiation process

The Towns have hired Maven Strategy to facilitate negotiations in the amalgamation process, which is expected to take place until September 2021.
Thefts, vandalism in Black Diamond campground leads to reward

Thefts, vandalism in Black Diamond campground leads to reward

The Foothills Lions Club is offering a $250 reward for information leading to the capture of culprits responsible for stealing and damaging property at the Bob Lochhead Memorial Lions Campground.
Black Diamond skateboard park modifications initiative ahead of schedule

Black Diamond skateboard park modifications initiative ahead of schedule

Colin Fleming has collected enough funds to pay for draft modification designs, an online public survey and a bid package with New Line Skateparks in the first phase of modifying Black Diamond's skateboard park.
Fall Foothills festival celebrating all things pumpkin

Fall Foothills festival celebrating all things pumpkin

Granary Road is hosting its annual Pumpkin Fest featuring pumpkin-themed activities, wares and treats Oct. 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Black Diamond eligible for financial relief

Black Diamond eligible for financial relief

The Town is eligible for $278,399 through the Municipal Operating Support Transfer program, which supports municipalities experiencing significant operating costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
Turner Valley seeks public input before approving its 2021 budget

Turner Valley seeks public input before approving its 2021 budget

With uncertainty around how the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn financially impacted citizens and business owners, Turner Valley administration and council will conduct a two-phased public participation plan before approving the 2021/22 operating and 2021-26 capital budgets.
Turner Valley ending relaxation on RV street parking this month

Turner Valley ending relaxation on RV street parking this month

Town administration will no longer allow RVs to park on streets for accommodation purposes effective Oct. 15.
Black Diamond storyteller uses idle time to compile book of poetry

Black Diamond storyteller uses idle time to compile book of poetry

Al “Doc” Mehl self-published his first poetry collection Good Medicine: Read Two Poems and Call Me in the Morning. The compilation of poetry he’s penned the past 20 years features his rhymed-and-metered cowboy poetry on topics ranging from pacifism and family roots to health care and the holidays.
Turner Valley author makes CBC Nonfiction Prize longlist

Turner Valley author makes CBC Nonfiction Prize longlist

Laurie McCulloch was one of 35 writers selected for the 2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize longlist for her gripping 2,000 word short story Strata, which tells of her experience learning to ride a motorbike.
Documentary wins Peoples’ Choice Award

Documentary wins Peoples’ Choice Award

Longview: John Scott story wows at Calgary festival