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10 hrs ago | Canada.com

Tuscany LRT park-and-ride spaces snapped up before out-of-town commuters can snag them

Half the parking spaces at the Tuscany LRT station will remain first-come, first-serve.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Western Wheel

Lightning ignites attic of Drake Landing home

Severe summer storms terrorized Okotoks last week as at least three buildings and one tree was hit with lightning during the evening of Aug 14. Stuart Donaldson was surprised when he came home and found his maple ash tree in the backyard of his Downey Green house split right down the middle.

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Council back to square one on school, playground zone debate

At Monday's town council meeting, council opted to abandon a draft of a bylaw which would have seen both school and playground zones be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 'I just don't like the conditions in this bylaw, I think 9 p.m. is the wrong time - it's too early and too late depending on the time of year,' Coun.

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Founder of Big Rock Brewery passes away

The company is named after a multi-tonne quartzite glacial deposit, AKA the "Big Rock," located outside of Okotoks, Alberta.

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New runner showing plenty of heart

An Okotoks man is going for the run of his life when he tackles the Sheep River Road Race on Labour Day.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

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Trudeau praises Alberta's 'entrepreneurial spirit' during rally in Edmonton

Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau paid tribute to what he called Alberta's "entrepreneurial spirit" as he took the stage during a rally Tuesday night in a downtown Edmonton park.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

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Keeping an eye on UV protection

During the hot summer months, most of us recognize the importance of sun protection and will lather on some sunscreen and throw a hat on before heading outdoors, but it's not just your skin that needs protection.

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Motorcycle ride benefits murder victim's family

Foothills residents can strap on their helmets and enjoy the open road on two wheels this weekend all while benefitting a family going through an unimaginably difficult time.

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Funds needed for cultural facility development

If readers would check their Property Tax Notice they will see that the allocation for recreation facilities is over 6 times that of the cultural facilities allocation.

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Students getting packs to go back

Todd Schmekel, Foothills School Division assistant superintendent of learning services , thanks Calgary TELUS Community Ambassadors Garry McIvor and Lesley Ritchie for the their donation of 130 backpacks which will be distributed to students who need them in the fall.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

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Doctor earns major award

Okotoks doctor Eric Wasylenko will receive one of the Canadian Medical Association's top awards this month for his work in the field of medical ethics.

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Celtic band brings east to west

Calgary band Fraid Knot is set to perform its array of traditional and original Celtic tunes at the Foothills Highland Games in Okotoks on Aug. 23. The Foothills Highland Games is welcoming back Fraid Knot's high-energy Celtic and rock-influenced sound to wind up a day of highland dancing, heavy games, piping and drumming on Aug. 23 at the ... (more)

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Hail wreaks havoc on Foothills

'I got half my harvest done last night,' Glenn Groeneveld quipped at the Okotoks Dawgs game Saturday night.

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The Fort Macleod Gazette

Tobler, Dawna Anne

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dawna Anne Tobler on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at the age of 55. Dawna will be forever remembered and missed by her two children, Mandy Tobler Fort Macleod and Chad Lucas Pard of Lethbridge; her loving cherished grandchildren Stephanie, Izabella, Haley-Ann, Shay and Paisley; her siblings Linda ... (more)

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

Canada.com

Cycling fundraiser reaches halfway point in Okotoks

The participants in the 2014 Ride to Conquer Cancer left Canada Olympic Park in the morning and made their way southwest towards Bragg Creek, through Priddis, south to Turner Valley, and east to Okotoks.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

Canada.com

Cycling fundraiser reaches halfway point in Okotoks

The participants in the 2014 Ride to Conquer Cancer left Canada Olympic Park in the morning and made their way southwest towards Bragg Creek, through Priddis, south to Turner Valley, and east to Okotoks.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

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Where to Golf in Calgary: Top 10 Local Public Courses

Fooooore! Whether you're looking to sharpen your game or just get in a few relaxing swings, Calgary has everything a golfer could desire-challenging courses, well-maintained greens and stunningly beautiful views.

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Calgary, Airdrie, Okotoks

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the city of Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie and areas across southern Alberta.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

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Food bank to benefit from hot wheels

The Olde Town Okotoks Show and Shine has a unique plan for one vehicle that will no doubt be the less attractive stand out compared to the souped-up and restored cars and trucks lining the downtown streets during the event.

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Street festival turns to the blues

'It's going to be a show-stopper,' said Allan Boss, the Town of Okotoks cultural and historical services team leader.

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