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Secondary suite application sparks wider discussion

The Municipal Planning Commission's approval of a development permit for a secondary suite located at 4918 Shannon Drive last week sparked a wider discussion about the nature of secondary suites and their place in the community.

Bus hopes to roll into Bowden by mid-summer

Residents in Bowden may soon see a community bus running in the community after two used buses were purchased from the City of Calgary in early May.

College land use amendment bylaw passed

The planned hotel and convention centre slated to be built on college lands has vaulted another hurdle after a land use bylaw amendment was passed at last Monday's (June 13) town council meeting.

Council agrees to art for lodge

Olds town council agreed to donate a piece of artwork to Mount View Lodge reflecting local artists within the community at its regular meeting on May 23. The cost of the donation is to not exceed $1,000.

Albertans in good economic position: Hirsch

Last Wednesday, senior economist Todd Hirsch of Alberta Treasury Branch met with the Olds and District Chamber of Commerce over breakfast to discuss Alberta's current position in the global economic machine.

Benefit concert planned for Slave Lake victims

Local recording artist Dani-Lynn Trentham and composer Phil Richard are putting their heads and talent together to bring relief to the evacuees of the Slave Lake fires through a benefit concert this evening.

Olds man charged with mischief

An 18-year-old male from Olds is facing five counts of mischief under $5,000 following three buildings and two vehicles being spray-painted overnight between May 25 and 26. Olds RCMP received a report from a witness who saw someone spray-painting Dr.

Carstairs soldier remembered

Those who knew Master Cpl. Richard Curnow called news of his passing heartbreaking. The 25-year-old Carstairs native had been missing since disappearing during a 10-km training run with fellow soldiers in Edmonton's Emily Murphy Park May 5.

Ag society seeks grant to help fund projected $49.9 million plan

The Olds Agricultural Society has one of two municipal endorsements needed to submit a federal grant application intended to help fund its estimated $49.96 million Gateway Project.

Students return from national science fair

Two of the youngest participants at the Canada-wide Science Fair are excited to return again next year after having taken in the fair for the first time from May 14 to 21 in Toronto.