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Members of the public check out some of the information about the programs offered by Wheatland Family and Community Support Services during a joint open house with Strathmore Family and Community Support Services on May 17 at the Wheatland County office.

Wheatland, Strathmore FCSS team up for open house

Residents of Strathmore and Wheatland County learned a little bit more about Family and Community Support Services in their region has to offer as Wheatland FCSS and Strathmore FCSS hosted a joint open house at the Wheatland County office on May 17.

Siksika Nation Open House

Siksika Nation Chief and Council will be hosting a series of open houses on May 30 and May 31 in order to boost communication and share updates with their local membership.

Calgary Zoo project returns to council

After a lengthy discussion about the number of permitted dwellings on a property Wheatland County passed an application to redesignate 134.94 hectares (333.42 acres) of land near Namaka Lake from Agricultural General to Direct Control district in order to accommodate a proposed animal sanctuary by the Calgary Zoo.

Students from the Strathmore area take in AltaLink’s Farm Safety Day.

Farm Safety Day for Strathmore area students

On a mission to learn how to work safely on the farm, students from the Strathmore area made the trip to Calgary’s Stampede Park on May 16 to participate in AltaLink’s second annual Farm Safety Day.

Step into Spring with Wheatland Further Education

Learn how to administer emergency first aid, perhaps a new language is your thing, or maybe change your diet and learn how to make healthier choices this spring. All of this and more is available in the course calendar offered by Wheatland Further Education Society (WFES).

Strathmore Library to expand in 2017

Strathmore Municipal Library board President Jim Greer and Rachel Dick-Hughes, Director of Library Services, gave town council an update on plans for the library’s expansion, a 2016 year in review, and an update on the Free Little Libraries project during the regular meeting of town council held on May 16.

(left to right) Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean and Alberta PC leader Jason Kenney announce that they have reached a deal to merge the parties and create the United Conservative Party, during a press conference in Edmonton Thursday May 18, 2017.

Wildrose and PCs set to vote on merger

The formation of a joint Wildrose and Progressive Conservative party in Alberta under the banner of the United Conservative Party, is now one step closer to becoming reality.

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Accident ends with robbery charges

A car accident west of Strathmore on the Trans-Canada Highway that sent a Polish motorcyclist on a round-the-world ride to hospital with serious injuries, has led to the arrest of a suspect in a Southern Alberta crime spree.

Angela Groeneveld from High River Economic Development spoke about the rebuild and changes to local infrastructure made in High River after the flood of 2013. She also explained the importance of showcasing a community for visitors and of having a strategic plan to market the community. Photo by Monique Massiah/Strathmore Standard/Postmedia

Do We Need A Downtown

Members of the business community in Strathmore’s downtown, along with guest speakers from Airdrie and High River and town of Strathmore staff and council were on hand for the Downtown Design Review Committee’s forum called Do We Need A Downtown, which was held on May 9 at the Royal Canadian Legion.

Origin Malting to be ready by summer 2017

Kyle Geeraert and Josh Michaeluk have created something unique in Strathmore. The two are in the process of creating a malt brewery and tasting room in Strathmore, which they hope will be open in time for Open Farm Days in the summer of 2017.

Wheatland Council Briefs

Wheatland County and the Town of Strathmore have come to a positive working agreement in terms of shared firefighting services. The agreement was passed by both county council on May 2 and Town Council on May 3.