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Town shares sustainability award The Town of Olds, along with industry partner Waste Not Ltd., had one of two entries to share the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Community Award in the water category.

Rural drugstore robberies a troubling trend, say police

The recent armed robbery of an Olds pharmacy, where oxycontin and morphine were taken, points to a troubling new trend ñ rural drugstores being held up at gunpoint for narcotics just like their city counterparts.
Museum exhibit details Chinese heritage in Olds

Museum exhibit details Chinese heritage in Olds

A Mountain View Museum exhibit detailing the history of the Public Lunch in Olds was the subject of a presentation by Jim Wong last week.
Knight takes pointed questions during ministers' tour

Knight takes pointed questions during ministers' tour

Mel Knight, the minister of sustainable resource development, took the brunt of questions from at times animated people who turned out to the ministers tour in Olds on Wednesday afternoon.

Yellow Fever

A crowd decked out in 'Gold and Black Pride' shirts cheers on the Olds College Broncos basketball teams at the Ralph Klein Centre as part of the ACAC Showcase. School officials said the visit with the evaluation team from the Alberta College Athletics Conference went very well and a decision on the Broncos' application to join the league should be rendered by May 1.

Multiple points of advertising important

A course will be offered at the community engagement site at the Community Learning Campus giving business owners a chance to gain a presence on the World Wide Web.

Town nominated for engineering award

The Town of Olds is among several communities across Canada vying for Community Sustainability Awards through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Former student returns to Olds College

A former Olds College student that has gone on to win over 140 horse races and over $5.5 million in purse money since graduating from the equestrian exercise rider and jockey training program in 2007 made a return to the college last week.

Seniors housing foundation looking f¯r volunteers

The Mountain View Seniors' Housing Foundation is looking for more volunteers to help with its fundraising activities.

Pilot project identifies individual learning styles

Olds Elementary School is participating in a pilot project designed to help teachers tailor their lessons to each individual student to better help them learn. The project was begun in November and runs until the end of June.