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Local news for Okotoks, AB continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Wednesday | Western Wheel

RCMP recover stolen vehicles

Okotoks RCMP have recovered a cache of stolen vehicles, snowmobiles, cargo trailers and a large amount of tools from a rural property in the foothills area.

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Wednesday | Western Wheel

Youth leaders awarded

It's time again to recognize some impressive young people who go above and beyond the call of duty to help others.

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Wednesday | Western Wheel

Proposed traffic court changes decried

People inside and outside the justice system are calling for proposed changes to Alberta's traffic court system to be given the red light.

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Wednesday | Western Wheel

Provincial grant helps town equip for floods

Work to prepare for this year's flood season in Okotoks is getting a substantial boost from the provincial government.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Western Wheel

Businesses gearing up for trade show

Rylie's Cattle Barn owner Rob Bolton, right, and employee Happy McGilton serve up some samples of barbecued ribs at last year's Foothills Festival of Flavours held during the Okotoks' Trade and Lifestyle Show.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Western Wheel

Councillors support park rebuild for 2017

A small park tucked away in downtown Okotoks may get the love and attention it needs, but work could be a few years away.

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Western Wheel

Tight housing market tough for displaced renters

The number of people living at the Saddlebrook temporary community is dropping almost daily as people complete repairs to their flood-damaged homes.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Canada, Weather

Western Wheel

Thieves targeting vehicles

Jennifer Fraser's Dodge Caravan went missing while parked in front of their Okotoks home.

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Western Wheel

Pathway repairs planned for summer

Christa Michailuck, Okotoks Open Space Team Leader, walks along a flood damaged pathway near the Sheep River that was closed after last year's flood.

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Related Topix: Canada, Natural Disasters, Flood

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Western Wheel

Arts theatre does not belong at the high school

The article regarding the question of should the Town partner with the Foothills School Division to build a theatre at the Foothills Composite High School, provided a good summary of what has taken place thus far and what is pending.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

St. Albert Gazette

Mayors seek sustainable, reliable funding

Officials from the mid-sized cities of Alberta agree: they'd like more reliable, sustainable funding from other levels of government.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Western Wheel

32nd Street traffic lights a town priority

Okotoks motorists could see two additional traffic lights on one of the town's busiest roads as soon as this year.

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Related Topix: Canada, Minden, LA

Western Wheel

Group a support to women

Sam Tattersall initiated an all-female support group called Bats in the Belfry to give Okotoks and area women a place to come together to vent, share and learn.

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Western Wheel

Town calls for increase to FCSS funding

Okotoks Town officials are calling for the provincial government to increase funding for a program that supports a range of needs in the communities from children and low-income parents to special needs residents and seniors.

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Western Wheel

Teacher never too old to learn

Dr. Morris Gibson teacher Jacquie Irwin is nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Western Wheel

School division nearly back home

The move may only be temporary because a new-shared facility with the provincial government in the future is still a possibility.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Globe and Mail

NAC's U.K. tour offers musical accompaniment to the Great War's centenary

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen comforts his wife Laureen as they visit a military cemetary in Bralin, France, Tuesday July 18, 2006.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Europe, United Kingdom, Prince Charles, Stephen Harper, Wiltshire County, England

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Western Wheel

Okotoks singers show off their golden voices in Calgary

Several students of Okotoks vocal coach Naomi Koch participated in the prestigious festival and five of them returned with gold medals including Bryanna Cuthill, Alexandra Fisher, Jillian Barvir, Chantelle Vant Erve and Maddy Thompson.

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Related Topix: Canada, Arts, Opera

Western Wheel

Okotoks conductor takes university choir to school

Okotoks' Tim Korthuis conducts the University of Calgary choir. The choir will be performing at the Okotoks United Church on April 4 at 7 p.m. in a free concert.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

Western Wheel

Tax-related emails, calls fraudulent, say RCMP

When an Okotoks woman received e-mails claiming she was owed money by Revenue Canada, she couldn't help but be suspicious.

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