Skip to content

Wheel's West

Black Diamond council approves spending increase going into 2021

Black Diamond council approves spending increase going into 2021

In a split vote at its Oct. 21 meeting, council approved administration’s recommendation to set the 2021 operational spending guidelines at a three per cent increase over last year for operating expenses and one per cent for wages until next year’s budget is approved.
Plans underway to reopen senior centre in Black Diamond

Plans underway to reopen senior centre in Black Diamond

New technology, hand sanitizer and plastic barriers are among the plans ensure the safety of Griffiths Senior Centre users.
Spectators not included in Stage 2 of reopening Black Diamond's arena

Spectators not included in Stage 2 of reopening Black Diamond's arena

User groups asked council to step in after the Town of Black Diamond released its plans for Stage 2 of the Oilfields Regional Arena reopening strategy.
Free radon test kits available to Black Diamond residents

Free radon test kits available to Black Diamond residents

Take Action Radon is providing the Town of Black Diamond with 100 single-use radon test kits through its Radon Test Kit Challenge.
Turner Valley bridge defended as part of Highlander training

Turner Valley bridge defended as part of Highlander training

Bridge assessment along Decalta Road part of Calgary Highlanders training exercise on Oct. 24
Unprepared day trippers trigger rise in Kananaskis Country rescues

Unprepared day trippers trigger rise in Kananaskis Country rescues

More people are heading to the mountains as an enjoyable pastime, with travel restrictions keeping them close to home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet rescue crews say too many are unprepared.
Turner Valley residents invited to weigh in on Town spending

Turner Valley residents invited to weigh in on Town spending

Taxpayers in Turner Valley have the opportunity to offer recommendations, thoughts and ask questions about future spending in Town prior to virtual town hall sessions Nov. 3 and Nov. 4.
Pet owners struggling to pay vet bills escalating in the High Country

Pet owners struggling to pay vet bills escalating in the High Country

The High Country SPCA has paid $10,000 in veterinary bills so far in 2020, says president Susi John.
Millarville's Riel Erickson takes command at air force training base

Millarville's Riel Erickson takes command at air force training base

Lt.-Col. Riel Erickson is taking charge as the first commanding officer of Canada’s principal training base in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Erickson is the first woman to take command of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School.
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.