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Drug store suspects facing additional charges

The two men who were apprehended and charged in relation to the Rexall Drug Store robbery on February 1 are now facing additional charges as a result of a search warrant executed in Red Deer on Feb. 12.

Bean Brokers garners attention for text innovation

Bean Brokers is garnering increasing media attention for the shop's ability to receive and process orders via texting, with Shaw Cable coming in later this week to do a clip about the service.

Funds found for Bowden Igloo fixes

Bowden town council authorized the transfer of $18,871.80 to the capital budget from the road reserve to pay for repair work to the header trench at the Igloo Arena.
Two men charged in Rexall robbery

Two men charged in Rexall robbery

Two men have been charged in connection with the Rexall Drug Store robbery on Feb. 1. Tyler Chad Cox, 21, and Stanley Chad Cox, 46, both of Red Deer, have been charged with eight counts and seven counts respectively in relation to the heist.

Public hearing for sign bylaw set

A public hearing regarding an updated sign bylaw will be taking place on Feb. 28 in council chambers. The update addresses items such as the type and number of signs; their size; lighting and general location where they may be placed on the property.

Police warn that grandparents scam still active

Olds RCMP are issuing a warning to seniors about a scam that has been making the rounds throughout the area on a sporadic basis that mostly targets seniors.

News Briefs

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.