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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.

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