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Scrambling for a flood plan

Scrambling for a flood plan

The first week of the spring thaw left many Penhold residents facing a menacing rising tide but the town’s mayor is not sure if there is a plan to meet the threat head on.

Miller honoured by province for child care expertise

For years Tammy Miller was given posters and nomination papers from the provincial government for clients to possibly nominate her for a child care award of excellence. Opting instead to exercise humility, she never did so.

Crime stopping the Innisfail student way

Innisfail students have become a vital part of the solution to crack down on crime in the community.

Local family hurt in B.C. road crash

An Innisfail family narrowly escaped catastrophic injuries during a recent two-vehicle crash in Sicamous, B.C. Shortly before 3 p.m.

Raffle created for new public library

The Friends of the Innisfail Library Society is holding a raffle to raise money for new furnishings and equipment for the new public library. Tickets are $2 each, and go on sale on April 15 at the Innisfail Trade Show.

Town releases operating budget of almost $6 million

Penhold Town Council voted to approve the 2011 operation and maintenance budget last Monday night but not without debate over a few final expenses.

Somerville running for NDP again in Red Deer riding

Federal NDP candidate Stuart Somerville is running for the second time to be MP in the Red Deer Riding.

RCMP announce 'Name the Puppy' contest winners

The RCMP has announced the winners of this year’s “Name the Puppy” contest. Innisfail’s RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) made the announcement last week after receiving 3,197 entries from across Canada for 10 German Shepherd puppies.

Optimistic year predicted for Innisfail farmers

This year’s crop production looks promising for Innisfail and area farmers. But for the promising prediction to turn into reality Mother Nature has to be onside.

Spruce View teacher reaches semi-finals in excellence awards

A Spruce View School teacher has been chosen as a semi-finalist in Alberta Education’s 2011 Excellence in Teaching Awards. Teri Patterson, a Grade 6 teacher at Spruce View School, was selected from 326 nominations from across the province.