Strathmore Mayor Michael Ell reveals during the Strathmore town council meeting, a blanket that was presented to him by Siksika First Nation Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman. The blanket is a symbol of honour and friendship.

Town council briefs: Backup generator

A town hall backup generator will be purchased by the Town of Strathmore in order to allow to the office to operate efficiently as an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). The backup generator will support and power the entire building. The original budget for the project was approved to the amount of $50,000 and to be completed in 2016. After receivi

Two teen girls have been arrested over a disturbing video that appears to show them beating a 62-year-old man in Syracuse, N.Y., who asked them to stop sitting on his lawn, say police. (YouTube screen grab)

Teen girls allegedly beat man, 62

Two teen girls have been arrested over a disturbing video that appears to show them beating a 62-year-old man in Syracuse, N.Y., who asked them to stop sitting on his lawn, say police.

Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould DARREN BROWN / OTTAWA CITIZEN

Bill to give judges leeway on surcharges

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould put forward a new bill Friday that is poised to reverse some elements of one of the previous Conservative government’s tough-on-crime laws that some judges have openly refused to impose on offenders and has been repeatedly criticized as unconstitutional.

Paul Godfrey, Postmedia president and chief executive officer in seen in a file photo. (Veronica Henri/Postmedia Network File Photo)

Postmedia reports $99.4M quarterly loss

Postmedia Network Canada Corp., Canada’s largest newspaper company and the owner of the Sun, says it intends to reduce staffing costs by 20% after it reported steep declines in revenue and print advertising in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Ultraluminous X-ray burst image captured by the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Photo credit: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

U of A astronomer helps discover bursts in space

A University of Alberta astronomer may have helped discover an entirely new class of explosive event in space, as part of a global research team.The still-unknown objects erupt with X-rays, spontaneously flaring up to 100 times brighter than normal and then returning to their original X-ray levels. The flare-ups happen in less than a minute and ret

Photos provided by Clayton Prince, the 34-year-old Calgary man who suffered broken ribs, a collapsed lung and other serious injuries during a violent arrest on July 30, 2016. Three Calgary police officers have since been charged criminally in connection to the incident.

Photos: Alleged Calgary police beating

Panic, Clayton Prince says — flat out panic is what caused him to flee from Calgary police officers one night last July.The 34-year-old Calgary man doesn't deny he ran, and he doesn't deny he had marijuana on him, but several months later he still doesn't understand how that led to his being laid up in a hospital with serious injuries.

Beef producers fall meetings and elections

Bill 6, price volatility and other issues related to the cattle industry like the closure of feedlots in the region, will be topics on the table at a series of fall meetings for the Alberta Beef Producers this month. The Alberta Beef Producers will be holding zone meetings at the end of the month and into November. In Zone 3, which encompasses the

Night Market open next month

Don’t want to leave town when you need to pick up something or go shopping in the evening, then don’t. Visit the Night Market instead. Strathmore’s Night Market, a creation of Reesa and Cameron Bruce, will be opening it’s doors on November 9 at the Strathmore Golf Club.

Strathmore following Canmore’s driver program

Volunteer driver programs are a hot button issue in the news today. In Strathmore, the issue of a new taxi bylaw compared to the operation of a new volunteer driver program, is being discussed and deliberated at municipal council meetings. Volunteer driver programs are a great way for low income residents and people with disabilities to get around,

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