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Literacy gone to the dogs

Literacy gone to the dogs

One local teacher has taken a different approach to helping students overcome their learning difficulties by partnering them with a dog and dog owner to practise their reading skills.

Cabinet ministers coming to Olds

A group of provincial cabinet ministers will be coming to Olds on Feb. 9 as part of a tour winding its way through various communities throughout the province.

Out with the old, in with the new

Olds town council approved a motion to spend $108,900 on a new snow blower to replace a model that is 30 years old and frequently needed repairs.

Reading program good for students, dogs

One of the volunteers for a reading program at Olds Elementary School thinks it benefits both students and the canines that help out.

Town to review cemetery operations

Town council will be looking to amend the cemetery bylaw later this month after passing a resolution at the Jan. 24 meeting to direct administration to amend the definitions of resident and non-resident in the bylaw.

Council approves letters of support policy

Olds town council passed a resolution at its Jan. 24 meeting to create a letter of support policy that outlines criteria organizations must follow in order for the town to support various requests.

Katimavik group hosts open house event

A handful of people showed up on a blustery Friday evening for the Katimavik group's open house.

Sign bylaw coming back to council

Changes being contemplated to the sign bylaw in Olds will be the subject of a public hearing in February following a presentation to the Policies and Priorities Committee last week.

Olds College makes pitch for history book

Olds College made a pitch last week at town council's policies and priorities meeting for council to consider spending $50,000 on a history book that is being written in advance of the college's centennial in 2013.

Commissionaires look to expand patrols

The Olds detachment of the Commissionaires made a presentation to town council during the latter's Policies and Priorities meeting last week, asking if the town would be interested in securing its services.