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Blood donor asks Innisfail residents to give

Vanessa Suntjens is used to rolling up her sleeves to help others. The 40-year-old Innisfail resident estimates that in 24 years of donating blood, it is something she has done it close to 40 times.

First Innisfail Teen Trade Fair to kick off Friday

Innisfail youth will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas and talents and to be informed about the different opportunities in their community this week at the first Innisfail Teen Trade Fair.

Budding tradesmen compete for gold

Several Innisfail and area students are working their way to successful careers in the trades after impressive showings in the provincial and national skills competitions over the last month.
Bienvenue: French Immersion students welcomed into IHS

Bienvenue: French Immersion students welcomed into IHS

After nine years of developing a French Immersion program in Innisfail, students, teachers, and staff, will soon witness the results of their hard work as the first group of students moves into Innisfail Junior Senior High School (IHS) in September.

Albertan runs from Calgary to Edmonton for a cause

Starting on May 22, Daryl Bonar, a military officer and former Edmonton mayoral candidate, began a journey to run from Calgary to Edmonton in support of the Youth Emergency Shelter Society’s (YESS) Homeless for a Night event.

Wildrose Party Candidates

Kerry Towle Innisfail resident and local business owner Kerry Towle has announced she will be running for office for the first time in the next provincial election.

55+ Trade Fair opens doors for local seniors

The first ever 55+ Trade Fair in Innisfail packed the Legion on June 1 and attendance numbers overwhelmed organizers with the success of the event. More than 250 people came through the doors to the trade fair from 2-7 p.m.

Grassroots parties emerge in Alberta

Although the Progressive Conservatives have held an overwhelming majority in the Alberta legislature since 1971, a changing political scene in Alberta may open the door for two emerging grassroots parties in the next provincial election.

Local teen donating hair to cancer victims

Half an inch. That’s all that stood between 14-year-old Innisfail resident Kevin Barnes and his dream of donating his hair to provide wigs for cancer victims two years ago.

Spanish inspired housing project coming to Innisfail

A new construction project has broken ground in Innisfail that will bring a little bit of Spanish inspired old world charm to an otherwise western town.