3 hrs ago
John Barlow wins Conservative nomination
Barlow, the Okotoks Western Wheel's associate publisher and editor, won the nomination to become the party's candidate in Okotoks on March 8. Barlow defeated Springbank businessman Scott Wagner, Blackie area farmer Phil Rowland and High River resident and University of Calgary researcher Melissa Mathieson.
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7 hrs ago
Province providing $150 million for pipelines
Foothills municipal leaders are questioning whether there will be enough money available from the provincial government to help pay for much needed water pipelines in the region.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Court sittings to resume in Turner Valley
After a nearly 20-year absence, the Provincial Court of Alberta is set to resume hearing cases in Turner Valley.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
The St Paul Journal
Odd man out in gun seizures debate wins Conservative nomination in Macleod
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Sat Mar 08, 2014
John Barlow wins hotly contested federal Conservative nomination for Macleod byelection
A newspaper editor from Okotoks, Alta. came out on top in a hotly contested battle for the Conservative nomination in Macleod, a sprawling rural riding south of Calgary.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Journal of Commerce
School board asks for traditional procurement
The Calgary Board of Education has asked the Alberta government to use a traditional design-bid-build approach for new school construction, due to worries about delays with the public-private partnership process.
Flooding possible as snow melt finally starts
Environment Canada says southern Albertans will finally be freed from the deep freeze starting Saturday with a forecast high of 10 C and heating up to 16 C by Sunday.
The Western Producer
92 Hereford bulls sold for $4,917 at Calgary sale
The 114th annual event was held March 6 with smaller than usual entries from Alberta Hereford and Angus breeders.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Project to control odors at wastewater plant
Residents south of the Okotoks Wastewater Treatment Plant won't be holding their noses for much longer, with a new $1.3 million odour control filter set to be operational by May. The intent behind the odour control project, which was approved by council in the 2013 capital budget with a price tag of $1.379 million, is to capture as much of the ... (more)
Tory race to wrap up
Ted Menzies has resigned as the MP for the Macleod riding. That brings us to a vote this week to select a new Conservative candidate.
Comedy keeps performer going
Calgary comedian Jeremy Furlong will bring his comedy act to the Rotary Performing Arts Centre in Okotoks on March 8 at 8 p.m. Joining Furlong is Fort Saskatchewan comedian Sean Lecomber.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Man faces 100 charges related to rural break-ins
A Calgary man faces more than 100 charges after police uncovered stolen property believed to be related to rural break-ins, including guns and sports equipment.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
New plan for water conservation
Water use in Okotoks continued to drop in 2013 and the Town is looking to build on its record with a new conservation plan.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Phillips wins Ajhl MVP
According to the Alberta Junior Hockey League website on Monday, Canmore Eagles' defenseman Trey Phillips of Okotoks, Alberta has been named the Alberta Junior Hockey League's most valuable player and top defenseman for the 2013-14 season.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
High River gun seizures key issue in Macleod byelection Conservative nomination
Melissa Mathieson says her social-worker parents were horrified 13 years ago when she put up posters on her bedroom wall of her first serious crush.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Jury deliberating on Okotoks murder case
The trial into the murder of a Filipina woman killed shortly after arriving in Okotoks ended Thursday with the jury hearing two very different versions of the deadly fight that happened two years ago.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Man on trial for girlfirend's murder claims suicide notes were part of a 'game'
Under intense cross-examination before a Calgary jury, Crown prosecutor Ron Simenik suggested the Okotoks resident intentionally killed Teresa Enrique April 17, 2012 when she pushed him too far.
Prince Albert Daily Herald
Northern lights shine on mushers during their first night
Musher Jennifer Campeau is seen at the 2014 Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race's downtown Prince Albert starting line on Tuesday.
Cutting back on sweet
It may only be a week since Valentine's Day, but cutting back on sugar is something that can benefit your health in the long-term.
Town needs real performing arts centre
Once again I'm shocked but not surprised. This time it was the news that the Town is apparently falling over itself in the rush to hand taxpayers' money over to the public school board to help pay for a new theatre.