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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.

Gorilla-masked man robs 7-11

A man was not monkeying around when he entered a Stony Plain convenience store wearing a gorilla mask on Monday, robbing the store before fleeing with an undisclosed sum of cash.According to RCMP, the man wearing gloves and a gorilla mask walked into the 7-11 near Highway 16A Monday morning armed with a wrench and chisel.He demanded money and then

Wheatland Society of Arts to unveil 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.

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.

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