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ALBERTA

Former Coaldale resident author explores rural mental health in new non-fiction book

By Heather Cameron 
Alberta Newspaper Group Former Coaldale resident Ryan Uytdewilligen recently published a book titled Love, Land, and Lawyers about a farm family in the mid-1970s, a family in which the eldest son is going through a mental health crisis. “When he announces a sudden and unexpected marriage to a woman nobody hardly knew, a chain of events puts the farm and the family’s… Read More »

Provincial budget doesn’t invest enough in public service: AUPE

By Al Beeber Alberta Newspaper Group The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is not impressed with the provincial budget unveiled Thursday. The union says the budget makes life worse for Albertans and the public services in the province. More than 82,000 AUPE members will enter collective bargaining in 2024, the majority of whom work for the provincial government and Alberta Health Services, says the AUPE,… Read More »

Solar project near Fort Macleod faces opposition

By Delon Shurtz Alberta Newspaper Group A giant solar project proposed for construction less than two kilometres away from Fort Macleod has the town and MD of Willow Creek worried about the negative impact the development would have on the area. The town and MD do not welcome the proposed Neoen Jumbo Solar Project, and earlier this week they signed a joint letter expressing their… Read More »

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SASKATCHEWAN

Lyric Theatre AGM reflects on past year and way forward to reopen

By Matthew Liebenberg The meeting was all about the Lyric Theatre, but the ongoing closure of Swift Current’s historic theatre for renovations meant the discussions took place at a different location. The annual general meeting of the Southwest Cultural Development Group Inc. (SCDG), a volunteer non-profit organization responsible for the Lyric Theatre, was held at the Swift Current Museum, Feb. 13. The presentation of reports… Read More »

Thefts involving a semi tractor unit – Kindersley RCMP

Contributed Kindersley RCMP are investigating several break and enter/thefts that occurred in the industrial area of Kindersley between 5:00 - 6:00 AM this morning (February 29, 2024). Local video surveillance captured a black semi tractor pulling a white trailer as well as a luxury style black SUV which are believed to be involved. A picture of the logo on the trailer is attached. The logo… Read More »

Gravelbourg RCMP seize drugs, a sawed-off rifle, and drug trafficking paraphernalia

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On January 29, 2024 at approximately 12:00 p.m., Gravelbourg RCMP performed a proactive roadside check on a vehicle parked on the side of Highway 13. Investigation determined the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was wanted on warrant by Weyburn Police Service. As a result of continued investigation, officers located and seized approximately 3.2 grams of an unknown substance investigators believe to be methamphetamine,… Read More »

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Alberta Sports

Brooks officially in BCHL, playing a new schedule as of now

The BC Hockey League (BCHL) has announced that five Alberta-based teams have signed franchise agreements and are now officially members of the league, as of… Read More »

Vanden Dungen and McLeod named Canadian Brewhouse Kodiaks student-athletes of the week

Contributed Kodiaks soccer continues to dominate in the Athletic Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC). Both teams are still undefeated going into week four of the season… Read More »

Agriculture

SE reaction reactions to renewables rules range from reverence to riled up

By Collin Gallant Alberta Newspaper Group Local opponents of wind and solar projects are encouraged by an outline of new rules that will be applied… Read More »

St. Mary’s water basin included studies to explore water storage; Budget 2024

Alberta Newspaper Group The St. Mary’s water basin that runs from the St. Mary Reservoir as far southeast as Forest Peak Lake, Mont., will be… Read More »

Saskatchewan Sports

Swift Current Broncos to host mental health awareness game in partnership with CMHA Swift Current

Contributed The Swift Current Broncos have partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Swift Current Branch for a mental health awareness game January 31st, 7… Read More »

Broncos hire former captain as new assistant coach

Contributed The Swift Current Broncos announced on Dec. 27 that they have hired Zack Smith as an Assistant Coach with the club. “We are very… Read More »

Editorials

Restoring transparency and accountability in federal government

By Glen Motz Ethical breaches, untendered contracts to well-connected insiders, and sealed or deleted documents to hide paper trails, are just a few of the… Read More »

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