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Budgeting moving past library construction to operations

After getting through setbacks due to delayed steel shipments, the structure of the new library building is starting to take shape as council moves forward with planning for building operations and staffing.

Upcoming course aims to empower teen girls

The Innisfail community services department is hoping to empower, inspire, and educate young girls during their first ever girls’ conference held in Innisfail.

New neighbourhood design includes residential, commercial, parks

The non-statutory Dodd’s Lake Outline Plan has been over two years in the regulatory making.

Inmate hospitalized overnight

A male inmate was taken from the Bowden Institution and hospitalized overnight last Monday with non-life-threatening injuries after being stabbed and attacked by several other inmates.


Penhold town council held its regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 28 in the council chambers at the Penhold Multiplex.

World Day of Prayer celebrated

Area church congregations and students at École St. Marguerite Bourgeoys School gathered during various events last week to celebrate World Day of Prayer.
Peace officers train in Innisfail

Peace officers train in Innisfail

Community Peace Officers from across the province tested their defensive skills in Innisfail last week during a Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT) course.

Saunders collects $1Mlottery prize a year later

A Penhold woman is now $1 million richer having recently cashed in a lottery ticket she knew last February was the game's top prizewinner. "I'm still processing everything. It's still sinking in even now," said Beth Saunders.

How to kill communities

Doug Griffiths, MLA for Battle River/Wainwright and a contender to be the next premier of Alberta, showed his support for rural development last week during the Central Alberta Rural Electrification Association (CAREA) annual general meeting.

Curbside recycling proposal pitched for Innisfail

Innisfail residents could soon be putting more than just their trash out to the curb with town council’s proposal of a curbside recycling program.