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Wapaka, the Wheatland Elementary School’s Wheatland Wildcats mascot was unveiled at the school during their assembly on November 24.

Wheatland students meet new mascot Wapaka

This month students at Wheatland Elementary School are practising good habits, and learning how to have a great attitude. The school held their monthly assembly on November 24 where they handed out school awards, and gift draws as well as made announcements on how much money was raised by parent council’s gift card fundraiser.

Dean Young (right) of SWAT (Strathmore Wheatland Addications Team) presents town councillor Bob Sobol with a service award during the November 16 council meeting.

10 years in, SWAT works well for communities

This year is the 10th anniversary of SWAT, the Strathmore Wheatland Addictions Team. SWAT’s chairperson Dean Young gave a presentation about the group’s activities within Strathmore and Wheatland County during the November 16 meeting of town council and town councillor Bob Sobol also received an award for his over 10 years of service to the group.

Town receives letter from minister of health

Strathmore Town council had a brief discussion about the future of the hospital after receiving a correspondence from Sarah Hoffman, the provincial minister of health, regarding the renovations at the Strathmore Hospital.

Large bins are overflowing with trash in a neighbourhood where homes are under construction in Strathmore.

Resident raises concerns about trash

Be aware and pick up after yourself because the first thing some visitors to Strathmore see, is the trash blowing in the wind and getting stuck in shrubs, fences and trees in local public spaces.

Crews are still working at the site of Golden Hills School Division’s Wheatland Crossing School. The school is located south of the intersection of Highway 840 and Highway 561.

GHSD meeting to address Wheatland Crossing

On December 13, Golden Hills School Division will be hosting a public meeting to inform members of the community, parents, and guardians of students at Wheatland Crossing School of the impending opening of Wheatland Crossing School.

New emergency notification service underway

A voluntary emergency notification service will be put in place to notify citizens and visitors in the town of Strathmore in the event of an emergency like a tornado, or mass flood. Strathmore Fire Chief, and interim director of emergency management Muir Furzer gave town council an update on how the service will work during the town council meeting

Calgary Region's On-it transit service running

Transit service to and from Calgary to the communities of Okotoks, High River, Black Diamond, and Turner Valley is up and running through the On-It regional transit system. Now Strathmore has a chance to jump on the bus and join the Calgary Regional Partnerships' (CRP) pilot project and create a route to travel between Calgary, Chestermere, Strathm

The Strathmore Christmas Hampers are being handed out again after another successful year. The Hamper had an average year with about 200-210 hampers being given out to needy area families.

Give a helping hand to the Christmas Hamper

Christmas hampers will be going out to needy families all over the Strathmore and Wheatland County are on December 19 and 20th. Tough times are among us in Alberta this winter season and a Christmas hamper will ensure that local families can have an enjoyable holiday season without the fear of a lack of funds to purchase items like food and toys.

Crews are still working at the site of Golden Hills School Division’s Wheatland Crossing School. The school is located south of the intersection of Highway 840 and Highway 561.

Close to completion date for Wheatland Crossing

Families in Wheatland County and residents in Standard will be relieved to hear from Golden Hills School Division as Wheatland Crossing School nears completion. For now, students from Hussar, Rockyford and Standard attend the school facility located in Standard until the new building, located at the intersection of Highway 840 and Highway 561, is f

Strathmore Youth Club helping local teens

The issue of homeless youth and support for local teens in terms of food and clothing was raised during a presentation by Shannon Zeiman of the Youth Club of Strathmore and town councillor Pat Fule, who sits on the committee for the Youth Club of Strathmore.

Robert Breitweiser (right) a Choosewell Champion in the town of Strathmore, presents the town of Strathmore represented by Mayor Michael Ell, with the Choosewell Award during the November 16 town council meeting.

Strathmore Town Council Briefs: Choosewell Award

Robert Breitweiser presented the town of Strathmore with a Choosewell Award during the town council meeting on November 16.Choosewell Healthy Community Awards celebrate the efforts and achievements of communities and wellness champions across Alberta.

Name your favourite tune

Do you remember your favourite song when you were in high school, or one that was always on the radio as you were cruising in your car? Name That Tune is a fun musical event that will get the memories flowing and bring back your best times.

A student from Wheatland Elementary School pins a poppy on the cross cenotaph at the school during the Remebrance Day ceremony on November 10. Photo by Monique Massiah/Strathmore Standard/Postmedia

Remembrance Day in Strathmore

The cenotaph placed at the centre of the hall at the Civic Centre, was covered with poppies at the end of the Remembrance Day ceremony in Strathmore last week. At the end of the service, individuals young and old were invited to place their poppies on the cenotaph, which covered it’s in the iconic symbol of the red flower.

Members of the community, industry, and the local goverment attended a sod turning event at Standard for Wheatland Regional Corporation, whose first phase of the water line is breaking ground right now in Wheatland County.

Wheatland Regional Corporation breaks ground

Driving to the Village of Standard along Highway 840 from Strathmore motorists can now see Phase one of the pipeline project being put into the ground for Wheatland Regional Corporation’s waterline.

Muirfield developers have their say

County councillor Ben Armstrong began the November 8 county meeting with an apology to the Reeve Glenn Koester, to the council, staff and residents, builders and the developer of the Lakes of Muirfield for his comments made during the October 18 council meeting regarding the subdivision.

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