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Krista Conrad

Krista Conrad

Krista Conrad is the news reporter for Okotokstoday.ca and the Western Wheel newspaper covering Okotoks and Foothills County. For story tips contact kconrad@okotoks.greatwest.ca

Recent Work by Krista

Barlow proposes bill to protect farms, livestock

Barlow proposes bill to protect farms, livestock

Foothills MP John Barlow has put up a private member's bill requesting an amendment to the Animal Health Act to make trespassing on farms an offence under the act to protect the agriculture and food industries.
Foothills MP calls for swift action against blockades

Foothills MP calls for swift action against blockades

John Barlow said the Liberal government needs to equip RCMP with guidelines to take down blockades that are crippling the Canadian economy and severely impacting agriculture.
New men's service group launches in the Foothills

New men's service group launches in the Foothills

Mike Boake and RJ Sigurdson have started 100 Men Who Give a Damn, a fundraising organization set to raise money for Foothills charities alongside its sister group 100 Women Who Care.

Foothills wants return of 911 dispatch

A recommendation in the AHS review report to consolidate four EMS dispatch services to AHS management has reignited the FRESC fight to regain control of its EMS dispatch while helping other municipalities keep their services intact.
Rural municipalities want out of growth board

Rural municipalities want out of growth board

Foothills County, Rocky View County and Wheatland County would like to see the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board dissolved in favour of voluntary collaboration at a lesser time commitment and financial burden.
Okotoks council protecting historic Macleod Trail

Okotoks council protecting historic Macleod Trail

Lands east of Northridge Drive between Elma Street and Mountain Street, where the Macleod Trail runs, were consolidated into an environmental reserve parcel at the Feb. 10 meeting.
Okotoks volunteers ready to help file tax returns

Okotoks volunteers ready to help file tax returns

The Okotoks Family Resource Centre is a host site for Canada Revenue Agency's Community Volunteer Income Tax Program for low-income families to have their returns filed by members of the community.
Fundraising walk hits the streets of Okotoks

Fundraising walk hits the streets of Okotoks

Coldest Night of the Year runs Feb. 22 in support of Baby It's Cold Outside and the Okotoks Food Bank.
Okotoks deer numbers near double over first counts

Okotoks deer numbers near double over first counts

Council heard a quarterly report from the Urban Deer Task Force at its Feb. 10 meeting and was given results from January's deer count. There was an average of 108 mule deer seen in town, up from 66 in 2015.
Foothills County gives first nod to Toyota application

Foothills County gives first nod to Toyota application

Council voted in favour of first reading of a bylaw on Feb. 12 to redesignate land on Highway 2A and 322 Ave., north of Okotoks, for the proposed relocation of High River Toyota, pending discussions with Alberta Transportation regarding traffic and the Town of Okotoks over development. Another public hearing will be scheduled prior to second and third readings.