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

Yesterday | Western Wheel

Water services coming back on

Water services have been restored to the majority of homes in Okotoks' north side after a water line was broken this afternoon.

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Thursday | Western Wheel

Stampede coming to a close

It's hard to believe, but the Calgary Stampede is well past the halfway mark. So far it has run like a clock.

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Thursday | Western Wheel

New citizens celebrate Canadian pride

The first day of July wasn't just a day for 75 people to celebrate Canada, it was the day they were finally able to call it home.

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Thursday | Western Wheel

Big Rock Garden Tour connects green thumbs

Okotoks and area residents have an invitation to do just that in the 27th annual Big Rock Garden Tour on July 19 when 10 of Okotoks' most beautiful gardens are opened to visitors For $10 ticket buyers can take a self-guided tour through the gardens, with all proceeds going to the Foothills Country Hospice for support with its landscaping projects.

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Thursday | Western Wheel

Stampede party gives back

Okotoks Mayor Bill Robertson gets dunked at The George Traditional House's Stampede Charity Fundraiser last year.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton could hit 2.1 million by 2041, population report finds

Edmonton's population is set to increase by one million people in the next three decades, the province believes, but the real growth may be hiding outside the city limits.

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Western Wheel

Recycling continuing to evolve in Okotoks

Okotoks is continuing to own its environmentally friendly reputation with 50 per cent of eligible households currently subscribed to the Curb It Curbside Recycling Program.

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Western Wheel

Watrins were tall in the saddle at Stampede

Clarence 'Slim' Watrin competing at the Calgary Stampede. He won the North American bronc riding championship at the Calgary Stampede in 1928.

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Western Wheel

Body found in Bow

Okotoks RCMP are awaiting results from the medical examiner to determine if the body of a young man found in the Bow River on July 5 is that of Justin McNeil.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

GlobalNews

30-year-old killed in motorcycle crash near Okotoks

A Honda Odyssey was travelling eastbound on Township Road 204 near Okotoks when crossed the southbound lanes of Highway 2, in the path of a 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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Nova News Now

Body found in Alberta river might be that of missing Cape Breton teenager

Justin McNeil, a 19-year-old from Glace Bay is missing after falling into a river near Calgary on Sunday.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Canada.com

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Calgary Sunday afternoon

It wouldn't be Stampede without an afternoon hailstorm to cool down the city and Environment Canada is warning Calgary could see just that.

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Canada.com

Alberta authors offer two very different books inspired by the 2013 floods

One is an illustrated mobile book and app about a natural disaster that exposes small-town corruption.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Western Wheel

Council puts brakes on school, playground zone decision

Okotoks town council put the brakes to a decision to change the hours for school and playground zones in town.

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Western Wheel

Commuter transit service trial pitched for Foothills

Growing communities in the foothills could get a transit connection to Calgary, if a new study shows there is enough demand for a service.

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Western Wheel

Mini libraries offer community connection

You don't need a library card to check out a book at the newest library in Okotoks.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Western Wheel

Council to have direct control over adult business locations

Okotoks town council will have the final say on where adult businesses like erotic clubs, adult video stores, smoke shops and casinos can be located.

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Southwest Booster

Bernie Brown art featured on new Royal Canadian Mint coins

Original artwork from former Swift Current artist Bernie Brown is featured on new $10 and $25 silver collector coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.

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Western Wheel

Dance stars to shine at Calgary Stampede

Three young Okotoks dancers will kick up their heels on the grandstand stage during the 'greatest outdoor show on earth' this month.

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Western Wheel

07/01/14John Barlow wins Macleod byelection

John Barlow, the former editor and associate publisher of the Okotoks Western Wheel, was unofficially declared the winner of the Macleod riding byelection at approximately 8 p.m., 30 minutes after the polls closed on Monday.

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