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Penhold briefs

Census questions Penhold councillors came up with a few questions to include on the upcoming municipal census that will occur if enough workers are found.

Penhold property tax rates to increase

The mill rate for Penhold municipal taxes was set during the May 14 town council meeting and taxes are heading up for the first time in two years. Town manager Rick Binnendyk said the overall average change is 4.75 per cent.

Barbecue and small carnival to help raise funds for Penhold club

The Penhold Youth Club is trying to raise enough money for the group to go to West Edmonton Mall at the end of June by hosting a family barbecue and carnival on May 25. “Our goal is $1,000,” said Amanda Hoffer, Penhold's youth director.

Police briefs

Assaults An Innisfail man was charged with assault after a complaint from his spouse on May 11. Police responded to the call at about 9:30 at night.

Penhold councillors take issue with predicted growth rate

A presentation of a land supply and growth potential study saw Penhold councillors calling for a higher population growth rate to be used in the study. Jolene Tejkl of Parkland Community Planning Services presented the study to council.

Korean War veterans honoured with medal

Five Korean War veterans from the Innisfail Korean Veteran's Association recently received their ambassador for peace medal in Calgary.

Cigarette suspected in fatal Bowden fire

Careless smoking is believed to have caused the fire that killed two people in the early hours of Mother's Day at the Bowden Estates Trailer Park. Olds RCMP released the names of the victims.

Staples places bronze at Skills Alberta

Grade 11 student Richard Staples was pleased to walk away with bronze for electrical wiring at the Skills Alberta competition in Edmonton last week. Staples, who lives just outside of Innisfail, has been taking courses in his trade since Grade 10.

Parking lot expansion gets underway

Since last Wednesday, town crews have been busy clearing trees and making way for an expansion to the parking lot at the Library/Learning Centre which Mayor Jim Romane says “can't come fast enough.
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