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3,600 cookies snatched up at annual walk

Mixing and baking 1,200 plus cookies is no big deal for veteran bakers Marj Baker and Connie Redford.

Police Briefs

RCMP launching holiday Check Stops Innisfail RCMP and its traffic control unit will begin its holiday season Check Stop campaign in the town and along the Queen Elizabeth Highway Wednesday night.

Bowden updates and passes old snow removal policy

Town of Bowden council passed a sanding, plowing and snow removal policy loosely followed since 2007 at its regular meeting on Dec. 12. “It was policy that has been loosely followed in the past,” said Andy Weiss, interim chief administrative officer.

Council briefs

Review of gala evening favourable The Gala Awards Evening, a joint event between the town and chamber of commerce will likely take off for a second year. The event combined both annual awards evenings and sold 244 tickets.

Leinen guilty of second-degree murder in Olds College student's death

A Calgary man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Olds College student Nicholas Baier. Jeffrey Leinen's Court of Queen's Bench jury trial in Calgary ended late Wednesday night with a guilty verdict.

Rising up to meet the spirit of Christmas

A few years ago a burly truck driver came into Innisfail’s Dairy Queen on Christmas Eve. He noticed the Angel Tree, which a week earlier was filled with the names and ages of children hoping an angel would bring them a nice Christmas.

Christmas Checkstop a tremendous success

Innisfail’s 16th annual Charity Checkstop raised almost $8,000 in cash, plus additional toys, clothing and food for numerous local charity organizations. Const. Cindie Dennis said the event collected $7,943.

New bylaws likely won't go through: Cooper

A new cat bylaw will come to council for second and third reading next week and Mayor Dennis Cooper thinks it’ll likely be voted down. During the Nov.

Just Dance

Innisfail dancers in the Ballet 3/4 group perform "Emmanuel" at the Joy's School of Dance Christmas Recital held at the TransCanada Theatre in Olds last Thursday.

New multiplex bringing in more people

The number of people coming through the doors of the Penhold Multiplex, opened for just under a year and a half, is growing. In October 2010 about 8,500 people went through the doors of the multiplex, said facility manager Derek Chricton.