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Out-of-province vacationers get a health-care coverage break

Out-of-province vacationers get a health-care coverage break

Although the Alberta government has included snowbirds as a group that will benefit from a recently announced extension of the time Albertans can spend vacationing outside the province and still receive health-care coverage, Maxine Johnston isn't imp
Ice wall great for winter exercise, says owner

Ice wall great for winter exercise, says owner

While many West Central Alberta residents have little if anything good to say about recent icy winter conditions, Darren Schaedeli is quite the opposite. In fact, he believes that when it comes to ice, the more the merrier.
Unusual deer visits area farm

Unusual deer visits area farm

Everett and Susan Page weren't expecting a visitor to their Didsbury-area property last week ñ but that's exactly what they got in the form of an unusual looking white-tailed deer.
Budget talks wrap up

Budget talks wrap up

Wild Rose Conservative MP Blake Richards has wrapped up his annual pre-budget consultation tour in the riding, saying he received various comments and suggestions from the 60 or so residents who attended four open houses.
Medical marijuana meeting planned for Feb. 4

Medical marijuana meeting planned for Feb. 4

Cremona-area residents will be hosting a second public meeting regarding a medical marijuana cultivation facility proposed for the district. Planned for the Cremona community centre at 6:30 p.m. on Feb.
Agricultural services board approves resolutions

Agricultural services board approves resolutions

The Mountain View County agricultural services board has approved a number of the resolutions scheduled to come before the provincial agricultural service board conference this week. During a regularly scheduled meeting on Jan.
Plans for horse capture misguided, says WHOAS

Plans for horse capture misguided, says WHOAS

A recently announced provincial government plan to allow the capture of up to 200 free roaming horses west of Sundre is not necessary, says Bob Henderson, president of the Olds-based Wild Horses of Alberta Society (WHOAS).
Snow budget may triple

Snow budget may triple

This season's record winter snowfall is threatening to triple the Chinook's Edge School Division's entire snow removal budget. "I have lived in Alberta my whole life and no, I have never seen anything like this.
Collapse danger remains

Collapse danger remains

With several incidents of barns collapsing this winter due to heavy snow overload ñ including one incident outside Didsbury that killed a dozen cows ñ farmers and ranchers are being reminded of the dangers.
Excessive snowfall affecting wildlife populations

Excessive snowfall affecting wildlife populations

The excessive amount of snowfall this winter has affected wildlife populations in the area, according to officials.
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