Monique Massiah, Strathmore Standard

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Staff members from Tina’s No Frills in Strathmore stand in front of a donation wall at the store on September 13. Over a three week period patrons of the store donated at the till towards the campaign which saw $5,000 go to the Strathmore Overnight Shelter.

Tina’s No Frills gives to overnight shelter

Visitors to Strathmore’s Tina’s No Frills have opened their hearts and their wallets this summer to help support a worthy cause. On September 13, the store donated $5,000 to the Strathmore Overnight Shelter. The funds were from a three-week long campaign where staff at the tills asked patrons to donate $2 towards a charity.

Curbside organics pickup on the way for Strathmore

The Town of Strathmore will be implementing a new Waste Management Plan for the future of the municipality, which will have in its first stage a plan for an automated curbside solid waste and organics collection system.

Friends McKenzie (left) and Charleigh participate in the first official skate at the Strathmore Family Centre on September 10 right after the Family Centre's grand re-opening. Photo by Monique Massiah/Strathmore Standard/Postmedia

Family Centre re-opens with family skate

It all kicked off with an official puck- drop on Sunday September 10, as the Town of Strathmore officially re-opened the Strathmore Family Centre this season.

Wheatland Society of Arts to unveil community mosaic

What does it mean to have a cultural identity? In Strathmore, a community mosaic showcasing the Strathmore region’s qualities and history will be unveiled just in time for Alberta Culture Days. On Friday September 29, Wheatland Society of Arts will be unveiling their community mosaic project.

Wheatland County Council Briefs: Pothole concerns

Emails and phone calls from ratepayers about a large pothole in the road near Township Rd 224 and Range Road 241 was part of the discussion during the September 5 meeting of Wheatland County council.

Wheatland council approves Muirfield development permits

Three development permit applications were approved for houses in the Lakes of Muirfield during the September 6 meeting of Wheatland County council, paving the way for the bit-by-bit expansion of the community.

Chamber set for busy fall

The Strathmore and District Chamber of Commerce is really in the thick of things this fall. During the regular town council meeting on September 6, the Chamber of Commerce delivered an update on their programs and activities for the fall of 2017.

Alyssa Athanasopoulos of SAIT Polytecnic (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) was present during the McBride CareerGroup Inc. career fair in Strathmore on Setpember 7. Participants could find out more about local businesses and post-secondary institutions like SAIT and drop off resumes as well.

McBride Career Group growing the workforce

On September 7, McBride Career Group Inc. in Strathmore hosted a well-attended career fair with 26 employer booths at the Strathmore Curling Rink.

Strathmore Mayor Michael Ell (centre) with the help of volunteers, donors and local stakeholders who had a part in erecting the new pavilion, cut the ribbon that officially opened the pavilion to the public on September 8.Pictured from the left are Donalda Ledene from the Alberta 55+ Games, Kimberley Starke-Thompson from Chinook Financial, Mayor Michael Ell, Jon Scouten from Remuda Building and Doug Taylor from the Kinsmen Club of Strathmore.

Touring Strathmore’s Canada 150 legacy

Looking around Strathmore it’s not hard to see the slow transformation of the town with a number of public projects, thanks in part to the Town of Strathmore’s Canada 150 projects. The Strathmore Standard took a quick tour with the Town of Strathmore’s Trent West and staff on September 1 to see what’s happening in town.

James Thackray, Town of Strathmore Chief Administrative Officer, was presented with a CAMA (Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators) long service recognition award during the September 6 meeting of town council. Pictured from the left are Town of Strathmore councillors Denise Peterson,Rocky Blokland, Steve Grajczyk, Pat Fule and Bob Sobol.

Town Council Briefs: STARS foundation appeal

Glenda Farnden, the senior municipal relations liaison for STARS air ambulance in Alberta made an appeal to the Strathmore Town council during the regular meeting of council on September 6. Farnden gave a rundown of all of the equipment and services that are available to patients who are transported by STARS. She explained the new Red Patient Refer

Siksika man sentenced to six years

Jody Shane Wright was sentenced to six years in prison after he drove over his boyfriend Troy Young during an argument in 2014.

A home in The Ranch neighbourhood in Strathmore was destroyed by fire in the early hour of September 3. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Fire destroys home in The Ranch

A fire on the early hours of Sunday September 3 gutted a two storey home in The Ranch in Strathmore.

Marigold looking for $3M loan for new building

Marigold Library System’s head office is located in Strathmore and on September 6 during the regular meeting of town council the library system came before council asking to use their borrowing power to secure a loan for a brand new building.

More outdoor sports fields in Hillview

Plans are in the works as part of the Town of Strathmore’s Canada 150 projects, for the transformation of a green space in the community of Hillview.

Lambert Centre construction going well so far

Anticipation is growing as there are only a couple more months before the Lambert Centre, the home of the Strathmore Municipal Library and the Happy Gang Society of Strathmore, is completely renovated.

Town hosting seminar for election candidates

Ever thought of being a town councillor? The town of Strathmore will be hosting an educational seminar for people who wish to become future municipal officials. The seminar will be for all prospective electoral candidates and will be held on September 7 at 6 p.m. at the Town council chambers.

Cancer survivor Jim Waldron (far right) and his step-daughter Kerri Smith, took part in the Terry Fox Run on Sept 14 in memory of Walron's daughter Kim Connors. Twenty-seven community members came out to walk 3.5 km, 7 km, or 10.5 km. Far left, Emma Moore and event organizer Raylene Sedley. MIRIAM OSTERMANN/ STRATHMORE STANDARD/ QMI AGENCY

Strathmore ready for Terry Fox Run September 17

Throw on those running shoes and get ready to pound some pavement this month in support of cancer research with the Strathmore Terry Fox Run. Terry Fox was an ordinary young person dealing with an extraordinary battle against cancer. Each year in September communities across the world organize Terry Fox Runs in his memory and to continue the battle