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Bowden councillors informed of roles in emergency

Bowden town councillors were given an overview of their roles and responsibilities when faced with an emergency situation in the town.

Western heritage weekend coming to ag grounds this weekend

The Western Heritage Weekend promises to offer fans of traditional western events even more to see and do this weekend.
Catholic school nearly complete

Catholic school nearly complete

Parents and interested members of the public were given a tour on Thursday evening of the substantially complete Holy Trinity School.

Local slow-pitch league donates $1,400 to KidSport

The Olds and area Men's Wooden Bat Slow-Pitch league comprised of nine teams from the Olds area is donating $1,400 to KidSport. The money was raised in the league's third annual Darren Laveck Memorial Tournament, held June 4 and 5 at Westward Ho.

Police investigating string of thefts east of Hwy. 2

Olds RCMP are investigating a series of thefts that occurred sometime during the night on July 23, which began with a break and enter on a property east of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, where a Honda quad was stolen.

Public hearing date set for proposed subdivision

A public hearing date of Aug. 22 has been set to hear proposed amendments to the Chinook Meadows Area Structure Plan.

Braeburn Estates residents return home three months later

Three months after a nearby stormwater retention pond flooded basements and forced residents from their homes, former residents of Braeburn Estates have reoccupied six units.

Olds College names new vice-president

Jason Dewling has been hired to take on the role of vice-president of academic and research at Olds College. His position will begin on July 4. Dewling will oversee all six schools as well as all research that is undertaken at Olds College.

Carstairs-based accountant eyes Marz's seat

A Carstairs man is the first to publicly announce his intentions of running for the position of Didsbury-Olds-Three Hills MLA, once vacated by Richard Marz.

Shoppers victorious in fundraising battle for cancer

A total of $5,500 was raised over the last month between the two businesses for their respective charities, but Shoppers Drug Mart came out on top, raising $3,700 for Weekend to End Women's Cancers, with Home Hardware raising a respectable $1,800 for