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Tempers flare as Muirfield dispute continues

Tempers boiled over and frustrations grew into people speaking out of turn as members of the community from Lakes of Muirfield, a spokesperson for the developer and a group of homebuilders arrived for the regular meeting of Wheatland County council on October 18, but were surprised to see they were unable to speak before council as they were not on

Learn to speak a new language at WFES

Being able to speak a second language is an invaluable skill that will look great on your resume. Why not spend the fall of 2016 learning French or brushing up on your English language skills at Wheatland Further Education Society (WFES).

Wheatland Council Briefs- Raw Water Reservoir

Phase one of Wheatland Regional Water's new reservoir and pump station is now in the works after Wheatland County's municipal planning commission approved their development permit on October 18. The commission approved an application for a development permit for the creation of a raw water reservoir and pump station. The application is the first ph

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

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,

County holding second open house for Namaka ASP

Area Structure Plans, part of the building blocks of planning within Wheatland County, are being updated this year. Now on October 5, county staff will be holding their second open house on the hamlet of Namaka’s ASP. The meeting will be held at Namaka Community Hall from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Bow Valley College plans future in Strathmore

Increasing their broadband internet capabilities, partnerships with other post-secondary institutions and with communities around the Strathmore area like Siksika First Nation, are some of the objectives that were presented by Bow Valley College during the regular meeting of town council on September 7.

The annual Canada Day breakfast at the Firehall in Strathmore was held on July 1, 2013 to hundreds of people, as firefighters prepared breakfast for the people in attendance. DAN MARCINKOWSKI/STRATHMORE STANDARD/QMI AGENCY.

Strathmore's Canada 150 plans taking shape

The public got a glimpse of what kinds of events may be held in the Strathmore area next year during Canada 150. In 2017, the country will celebrate 150 years since confederation and the federal government has created certain grant opportunities for municipalities to help celebrate public events.

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