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Five new directors as two retire from chamber

No elections will be held after Wednesday's Annual General Meeting of the Olds Chamber of Commerce. Seven directors were acclimated after three motions for nomination were bypassed.

Local youth win meet and greet with MythBusters

Three students from one of Olds High Schools' Bio 20 classes garnered tickets to last Sunday's MythBusters show for their video “Germbusters,” which took first-place in the school category.

$100K funds eco-industry, public market studies

The Olds Institute For Community and Regional Development has been approved for $118,500 in funding under the provincial government's Rural Community Adaptation Program.

Museum manager leaving for Carstairs job

The manager of the Mountain View Museum will be leaving at the end of the month to take a job with the Roulston Museum in his home community of Carstairs.
MythBusters makes explosive stop in Olds

MythBusters makes explosive stop in Olds

Sunday's two-hour MythBusters show at the Ralph Klein Centre (RKC) didn't didn't really resemble a typical television episode of the same name.

PC leadership candidates attend new constituency AGM

The leadership hopefuls for the Alberta Progressive Conservatives will be at the Olds Legion on Thursday during the founding meeting for the new Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills constituency.
Responding to students focus of conference

Responding to students focus of conference

About 25 Grade 9 students from Olds High School participated in a videoconference on March 1 focusing on how the education system can respond to the needs of students and prepare them for the future of work.
Construction expected in August for wastewater line

Construction expected in August for wastewater line

The Innisfail to Olds portion of the wastewater line to Red Deer is expected to begin construction sometime in late summer according to the South Red Deer Regional Wastewater Commission.

Council approves purchase of aerial lift

Town council approved the purchase of a new aerial lift for use by the parks and facilities and operations departments last week. The town spent $59,386.27 on the machine. It had budgeted $70,000 for the machine in the 2011 budget.

Sign bylaw passed by council

A renewed sign bylaw was passed by town council last week, passing all three readings after a public hearing was held.