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Dr. Mozhdeh Shahbazi, professor of geomatics engineering at the University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering is working on developing autonomous navigation technology for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs.) She anticipates the technology will be used in a next-generation breed of 'intelligent' drones that will aid in everything from search and rescue to aerial evidence collection for law enforcement. Bryan Passifiume/Postmedia Network

Professor developing new drone technology

The future of autonomous flight is certainly looking up for one University of Calgary researcher, nearing completion on what's expected to be the next generation in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology.

Jingle dancers performed two types of dances for students at Westmount School during the powwow. Photo by Monique Massiah/Strathmore Standard/Postmedia

Westmount School hosts Powwow

On June 1, students at Westmount school celebrated Western Day and hosted a Powwow with their guests special dignitaries and councillors from Siksika Nation.

Dr. Mea Wang(left to right), Kaila Estall, Emma Ewashen, Katie Doak, Rachel Huhn, and Dr. Leslie Rigg. The SHS students came in second at Technovation challenge.

SHS girls win second place at Technovation

WalkAble is a cellphone application created by four female computer science students at Strathmore High School. Together after over four months of hard work, designing, creating, marketing, and consulting with business mentors, Katie Doak, Kaila Estall, Emma Ewashen and Rachel Huhn attended the University of Calgary’s regional competition called Te

Commercial truck inspection in Strathmore

June is commercial-passenger vehicle safety month and on June 1 a mobile commercial vehicle inspection unit was parked on the TransCanada Highway in Strathmore throughout the day, stopping commercial vehicles travelling through the community on the highway and inspecting loads.

Students from Brentwood Elementary School had a blast as they visited the Legislature and learned about government in Alberta during a four-day trip, the result of a CTV contest.

Brentwood School wins CTV competition

Students from Brentwood Elementary School got the trip of their lifetime last week as students won a CTV television contest that took them to the legislature for the weekend.

Bio-Can renews efforts at public engagement

Since being addressed by members of the public at a Wheatland County council meeting in early May 2017, staff from Bio-Can Ltd. have been working with Wheatland County on a plan of public engagement and are set to address the county council once more at the June 6 meeting.

Turning a new leaf at the new Birth Forest

This month new ground will be broken at the new Birth Forrest. On June 3 Communities in Bloom will be hosting a special event to commemorate 45 trees and shrubs at the new Birth Forrest location.