Assistant Managing Editor
The capital school projects wish list for Prairie Rose School Division (PRSD) has remained the same as last year with Burdett School holding the number one position followed by adjustments to Redcliff schools, then Oyen and finally Foremost.
Those families in New Brigden who are passionate about their small school staying open continue to make their point to a board of trustees who will be faced with making a decision about the rural school at an upcoming meeting in April.
Optimism was high at the annual Southeastern Alberta Purebred Beef Breeders Association 59th annual Medicine Hat Spring Bull Show and Sale at the Cypress Centre in Medicine Hat last week.
With about half of the respondents so far to his well water user survey, a University of Calgary PhD student is hopeful there will still be some more well owners who are willing to take part in his research.
If there’s one message that a former agricultural fieldman, but now a consultant on invasive species prevention, could offer producers, it’s that controlling an invasive species when it is a single plant is much easier than waiting for it to become so problematic that it can be seen by the public.
A literacy initiative undertaken by Schuler School saw community-wide involvement and so many benefits that they are likely still being tallied.
By all accounts, Bassano’s first time as host for a Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) rural community visit and skills day was a success and town officials are hopeful they will reap the benefits when students graduate and choose a health-care discipline remembering their positive rural experience.
The northeast corner of Prairie Rose School Division (PRSD) will be well-represented at the board table for the first time in more than two years, with two new members who joined the group at the March 14 regular meeting.
At the beginning of January the NDP government in Alberta rolled out its carbon tax.
Residents of New Brigden and the surrounding area will have their chance to share their opinions about the potential closure of the New Brigden School at an upcoming public community meeting.