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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.

Recent Work by Doug

Heavy industrial use proposed for Bowden land

Heavy industrial use proposed for Bowden land

Public hearing on the proposal set for Aug. 23, 7 p.m. at the Town of Bowden office
Summer Synergy attracted hundreds of participants

Summer Synergy attracted hundreds of participants

Tami Gardner received the Synergy Builder Award
Future of O-NET remains unclear after Olds public hearing

Future of O-NET remains unclear after Olds public hearing

Mayor would not commit to postponing decision on creating a municipally-owned corporation until after this fall's election as requested
Indigenous, Metis, Inuit flag-flying protocol to come to Olds council

Indigenous, Metis, Inuit flag-flying protocol to come to Olds council

Proposed policy expected to be one for the next town council to deal with
Town of Olds may create at least one outdoor rink

Town of Olds may create at least one outdoor rink

Councillors agreed that the feasibility of creating and maintaining outdoor rinks is budgetary/service level question
New rules approved for backyard ice rinks in Olds

New rules approved for backyard ice rinks in Olds

Councillors opted for less regulation and more "common sense" for dealing with backyard rinks in Olds
Notes of hope at Olds College teepee proves popular

Notes of hope at Olds College teepee proves popular

Show of support in Olds for Indigenous people in the wake of the discovery of unmarked graves near residential schools
Don't change Olds bin pick up schedule, most survey respondents say

Don't change Olds bin pick up schedule, most survey respondents say

Number of survey respondents was among the highest Town of Olds ever received in recent years
Town of Olds council approves new graffiti cover-up provisions

Town of Olds council approves new graffiti cover-up provisions

All graffiti shall be removed within 72 hours by the owner of the property, once the said owner becomes aware of it
New Olds RCMP commanding officer meets town council

New Olds RCMP commanding officer meets town council

Staff Sgt. Warren Wright grew up in Olds and began his new job June 28