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Banner Pharmacaps celebrates 30 years

Local drug manufacturer Banner Pharmacaps celebrated 30 years in Olds last week, throwing a party for its more than 100 employees.

Wild Rose candidates begin campaigning

Campaigning in the Wild Rose constituency ramps up this week in the run-up to a May 2 federal election called Saturday after a non-confidence vote brought down the government a day earlier.

Municipal headquarters becoming more accessible

The Town of Olds recently received a $15,015 grant from the federal government to make the town office more wheelchair accessible. The funds came from the Enabling Accessibility Fund, a $45 million pool the federal government established in 2007.

Enforcement of current speed zone signs questioned

The co-chair of the Olds and Area Traffic Safety Committee will be writing a letter to communities that have yellow and black signs with a black posted speed on the sign, informing administration that those types of signs are not enforceable when clo
Fund established in memory of slain college student

Fund established in memory of slain college student

A scholarship fund named in honour of a college student killed late last year was announced last week during an event hosted by the Aggies Club.

Residents' perceptions of Olds helping to rebrand the community

Town councillors got their first look at a branding exercise conducted by an Edmonton-based firm looking at re-branding the Town of Olds. McRobbie Optamedia made the presentation before the Policies and Priorities Committee on March 21.

Interact Club raising funds for conference, foundation

The Olds Interact Club will be hosting a dinner fundraiser on Thursday to benefit two projects the club will be involved with over the next year.

No one injured in Tuesday's collision

No injuries were sustained, as on-site EMS cleared both drivers after a collision on 54th Ave. and Highway 27 last Tuesday evening at about 6 p.m.

PC leadership hopefuls campaign in Olds

Three of the four leadership candidates for the provincial Progressive Conservative party attended the local annual general meeting for the Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding on Thursday at the Olds Royal Canadian Legion.

Bowden council agrees to regional water business plan

Bowden town council passed the Mountain View Regional Water Services Commission business plan as well as the rates that accompanied the plan on March 14 at its regular council meeting.