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Poppy's significance internationally recognized

Each November, poppies blossom on the lapels and collars of over half of Canada's entire population.

Chinook's Edge honours staff at annual awards

Chinook's Edge School Division was scheduled to welcome 27 new teachers, say farewell to 30 retiring staff and honour 53 staff for long service during its annual Celebrations event on Nov. 4 at the Alumni Centre in Olds.

Kiwanis Club opens new playground in Olds

Olds has a new playground thanks to the Olds Rotary Club, in partnership with several different organizations and individuals.

Students grow plants for science project

For the last month and a half, Grade 4 students at École Olds Elementary School have been growing plants in a portable greenhouse lent to the school by Fortis Alberta.

Police crack down on distracted drivers

The RCMP's first organized sting along the QE II Highway to include distracted drivers resulted in 15 tickets being issued during a three-day operation from Gasoline Alley, just south of Red Deer, to Olds.

Poaching incidents prompt call for public tips

Sundre and Olds Fish and Wildlife officers are asking for public help in catching poachers who have killed numerous animals in recent days.

Festival of Trees set for this weekend

Organizers of the fourth annual Festival of Trees are looking for individuals and businesses to buy trees to donate to organizations such as the Olds Legion, seniors' lodges or other groups.

First reFind fashion show fundraiser a success

Uptown Olds' reFind owner Kristin Allan could congratulate herself on a project well done last Friday night, as 40 community members came to the store's first fundraising fashion show at Bean Brokers.

Giles named Citizen of the Year

Bonnie Giles has been named this year's citizen of the year for 2011. The announcement was made on Saturday at the Rotary Harvest Ball. “That was a real surprise. But it's a great honour.

Harvest Ball another success for Rotary

The annual Harvest Ball on Saturday was another success for the Olds Rotary Club, raising more than $50,000 for the club's activities, before expenses. The Harvest Ball serves as the club's main fundraiser, said Rotary president Greg MacIntyre.