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Doug Collie

Doug Collie

Doug Collie joined the Olds Albertan in 2014 as editor. He covers municipal politics, news, community events, arts and entertainment and sports happening in and around Bowden and Olds.

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dcollie@olds.greatwest.ca

Recent Work by Doug

Westview Co-op store in Olds evacuated due to propane leak

Westview Co-op store in Olds evacuated due to propane leak

Olds Fire Department crews found that an emergency shut-down had not activated properly when a propane cylinder was being filled, which led to product being released in large quantity from the main propane bullet
Olds councillors disappointed about not being able to attend big health-care meeting

Olds councillors disappointed about not being able to attend big health-care meeting

Town of Olds CAO Brent Williams attends health-care with Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills MLA Nathan Cooper as well as a couple of local doctors and senior Alberta Health Services management, among others
Grizzlys on the road again after Showcase Tournament

Grizzlys on the road again after Showcase Tournament

The Olds Grizzlys face off against the Thunder in Drayton Valley Wedensday night
Breakfast fundraiser a boon to Mountain View Food Bank

Breakfast fundraiser a boon to Mountain View Food Bank

Oldstoberfest event attracted a lot of people and raised money for non-profit
Artificial intelligence funding won't affect jobs planned for Bowden plant: CEO

Artificial intelligence funding won't affect jobs planned for Bowden plant: CEO

A federal government program to invest $30 million in projects that use artificial intelligence to help expand Canada’s plant-based food, feed and ingredients industry won’t change the number of jobs planned for a Bowden facility, CEO Kevin McGeough says
New Olds College building named after generous benefactors

New Olds College building named after generous benefactors

Dave Werklund and Susan Norman-Werklund have given millions of dollars to Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Resident urges panel to keep Olds and Bowden in same constituency

Resident urges panel to keep Olds and Bowden in same constituency

At a hearing in Olds on Sept. 21, Olds resident Joy Cavin urged the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Alberta (FEBCA) not to split Bowden and Olds from each other in proposed new federal ridings, saying the two communities have lots in common.
Tim Hortons gives big reasons for area non-profits to smile

Tim Hortons gives big reasons for area non-profits to smile

A total of $36,000 was raised for four charities in Innisfail, Olds, Didsbury, Sundre and Bowden
Battle of Alberta college soccer-style, takes place this Saturday in Olds

Battle of Alberta college soccer-style, takes place this Saturday in Olds

On Oct. 1, the Olds College of Agriculture & Technology (OCAT) men's and women's soccer teams host Red Deer Polytechnic Queens and Kings in a college-level Battle of Alberta
Town of Olds experiments with machine to kill weeds with steam

Town of Olds experiments with machine to kill weeds with steam

As a result of a particularly wet spring, Olds officials decided to try new steaming technology on shrub beds and other labour-intensive areas that are difficult to maintain