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An incinerator is seen in the woods on Dellen Millard's property near Waterloo, Ont., in this evidence photo. Millard and Laura Babcock are seen in the inset photos. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ontario Courts

Will Dellen Millard call on himself to testify?

TORONTO -- After five weeks of often damning testimony, the Crown rested its case against accused killers Dellen Millard and Mark Smich. Now we must wait to see if Millard will call himself to the stand to testify in his own defence.

Scouts Halloween Haunted House fundraiser

Candy, treats and a special Halloween fundraiser haunted house are going to be part of how the 1st Strathmore Scouts troop will be celebrating Halloween. On October 30, the scouts will be hosting a haunted house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hob’s Hobbies in downtown Strathmore. Hobs Hobbies will be donating the space for the event.

 Harold Kulik and Kyle Bow of Enviro Windows were presented with the New Business of the Year Award at the Strathmore and District Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards on Thursday, Oct. 19. Pictured are Chamber of Commerce president Terri Kinsman, vice president Wanda Reinholdt, Harold Kulik and Kyle Bow.

Chamber of Commerce honours Strathmore’s best

The best of the best in Strathmore and area’s business community came together to celebrate business during the Strathmore and District Chamber of Commerce’s business awards night on October 19. The awards banquet was held during Small Business Week in Strathmore.

Great Pumpkin Hunt set to take over Kinsmen Park

Everyday the excitement that surrounds Halloween in Strathmore grows. This year don’t forget to register early for the annual Great Pumpkin Hunt and later on on November 1, take a stroll through Kinsmen Park during Pumpkins in the Park.

The Green For Life/Bio-Can site was the site of a second fire this year on October 15.

Second fire at Bio-Can this year

The second fire this year broke out at the Green For Life/Bio-Can site located northeast of the town of Strathmore. A preliminary investigation has found that the fire that occurred on the morning of October 15 was caused by an overheated piece of machinery, according to local authorities.

Fence posts still smouldering outside a home on Siksika First Nation on October 18 one day after a devastating grass fire.

Grass fires devastate County and Siksika Nation

Residents of Gleichen were forced to evacuate late Tuesday night with high winds causing one of several Wheatland County area grass fires bearing down on the hamlet, while large swaths of Siksika Nation were also burned.

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