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Lawsuit discussed in Braeburn flooding

As more residents move back into their Braeburn Estates homes after flooding drove them out April 26, the issue of liability for the destruction it caused has surfaced.

$3 million infrastructure improvements planned

More than $3 million worth of infrastructure improvements is set to get underway in Olds including upgrades to the much complained about 57 Ave.

Future flooding threat assessed

Olds officials are having land in the Olds area assessed for future potential flooding after several recent releases including the flooding out of a 30-unit townhouse complex on 53 Ave.
Richards romps to victory as Tories win majority

Richards romps to victory as Tories win majority

Conservative incumbent Blake Richards soundly defeated four challengers to win re-election in the Wild Rose riding during Monday's federal vote.

Olds students host international UNESCO conference

Over 200 delegates from around Canada and Mexico will be descending on Olds High School for a three-day UNESCO conference beginning Wednesday.

Annual chautauqua pays tribute to volunteers

About 300 people attended the Olds Agricultural Society's sixth annual Chautauqua on Saturday night at the Cow Palace.

Olds residential taxes rising 3.2%

Town of Olds residents will be seeing an average increase of $3.90 per month on the municipal portion of their residential tax bill after town council passed the 2011 tax rate bylaw on April 26. The increase works out to $46.
Halerewich named OAS volunteer of year

Halerewich named OAS volunteer of year

After many years of involvement with the Alberta Professional Chuckwagon and Chariot Association, Joe Halerewich was honoured with the Olds Agricultural Society's volunteer of the year for all his involvement with the chuckwagon committee last year.

Leatherdale property to be brought into compliance

Town council gave second and third reading to a land use amendment bylaw to bring the current use at 6102 and 6110 46 Street into conformity with the Land Use Bylaw. The decision was made by council on April 26.
Hepps honoured as rural family of year

Hepps honoured as rural family of year

The Hepps were honoured this year as the rural family of the year at the Olds Agricultural Society's sixth annual Chautauqua. Brian, Melanie and daughters Cassandra, Kyla, Amanda and Brittany moved to Olds in 2003 where CKFM was founded a year later.