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Tom Sadler (left) and Bruce Klaiber hold images that show the original CPR Demonstration/Supply farm at Strathmore, which had a hand in shaping southern Alberta. The granary facility which is now known as the barn has been completely renovated by the Klaiber family.

Seniors’ Brunch at the Barn

Members of the Western District Historical Society invite seniors in the area to brunch at the historical CPR demonstration/supply barn. Called Seniors’ Brunch at the Barn the event is a chance to get a look at the fully renovated and landscaped building, which is part of Strathmore’s founding history.

Craft beers to be allowed at farmer’s markets

Effective August 15,craft beers and spirits will be allowed in Alberta approved farmer’s markets. According to a provincial government announcement on August 3, the province in partnership with Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission (ALGC) are planning to modernize Alberta’s liquor system by creating more opportunities for small liquor manufacturers.

31 MLAs claimed max accommodation allowance

United Conservative Party MLA Derek Fildebrandt came under fire this week when the Journal revealed he claimed a taxpayer-funded housing allowance from government while renting out his Edmonton apartment on Airbnb.

Derek Fildebrandt will be the next Strathmore-Brooks MLA after earning 52.6 per cent of the vote in The 2015 provincial election.

Constituency stands by Fildebrandt

No matter where United Conservative Party Derek Fildebrandt ends up on the legislature floor come the fall session, his constituency association says it has his back.

Strathmore-Brooks MLA Derek Fildebrandt

Fildebrandt won’t run to lead UCP

Outspoken MLA Derek Fildebrandt took himself out of the running for the leadership of the United Conservative Party on August 8 but launched a broadside against another candidate, former Wildrose Leader Brian Jean.

Allan Auger (left) has a chili battle with Phil and Gabriela from Pizza 249 during the Strathmore Overnight Shelter’s Chili Extravaganza on Aug. 5. Pictured from the left are Allan Auger, Overnight Shelter director of Outreach Richard Rodgers, Phil holding three-year-old Ivana, five-year-old Javier and Gabriela from Pizza 249.

Chili cook off heats up Stampede

The Strathmore Stampede featured a hot-ticket event this year, a chili cook off organized by the Strathmore Overnight Shelter to celebrate and raise awareness for the facilities debut in the fall.

Members of the Stewart family perform as Hearts of the West at the Heritage Arena on Sunday Aug.6. Photo by Monique Massiah/Strathmore Standard/Postmedia

Hearts of the West delight audiences

Completing daring feats of horsemanship, members of the Stewart family from Gleichen make up Hearts of the West. Hearts of the West performed each day during the Strathmore Stampede and Heritage Days at the Heritage Arena on the grounds.

Strathmore Motor Products Sports Centre is now the new name for the recreation facility that is being constructed along with a Kindergarten to Grade 9 school in Strathmore. The naming was announced before the Running with the Bulls competition during the Strathmore Stampede and Heritage Days on Aug. 5. Pictured from the left are town councillor Pat Fule, Golden Hills School Division trustee Alan Larsen, town councillor Steve Grajzyk, Mayor Michael Ell, Wheatland County deputy reeve Ben Armstrong and Strathmore Motor Products Ltd. owner Hal Lust.

Regional recreation facility gets a name

From now on the regional recreation facility will be known as the Strathmore Motor Products Sports Centre. On August 5, during the Strathmore Stampede and Heritage Days rodeo Strathmore Motor Products Ltd. Was awarded the naming rights for the regional recreation facility.

The winner of Running with the Bulls on Sunday Kyle Adamowicz. Photo by Monique Massiah/Strathmore Standard/Postmedia

Running with the bulls

The second edition of the Running with the Bulls at the Strathmore Stampede and Heritage Days took place on Sunday Aug 6 and was exciting down to the very last buzzer.

MLA believed renting out apartment "above board"

Strathmore-Brooks MLA Derek Fildebrandt is taking a leave of absence from his role as finance critic after it was revealed that he had, on several occasions, rented out his Edmonton apartment while also claiming a housing allowance.