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ALBERTA

CFSEA announces Fall Smart & Caring Community Grants

The Community Foundation awards $113,627.50 to 14 charities across Southeastern Alberta. Smart and Caring Community Grants support communities across Southeastern Alberta by enhancing belonging of all citizens and strengthening the non-profit and voluntary sectors. Donors choose this fund as a way to allocate their contributions to support the community’s greatest needs. “We are so grateful to work alongside the Rural Advisory Committees in Brooks, the… Read More »

Redcliff RCMP respond to fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 41 near Schuler

On Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m., Redcliff RCMP received a 911 call of a serious motor vehicle collision involving a semi tractor trailer unit and motor vehicle. The collision occurred on Highway 41 north, south of the Hamlet of Schuler, between Range Road 23 and Range Road 24. Redcliff RCMP, along with Cypress County Fire and EMS attended along with HALO. The preliminary investigation indicates… Read More »

Cardston RCMP arrest male on warrants and lay additional charges; commenting about social media opinions

The Nov. 23 arrest of Dylan Bird by a Cardston RCMP officer has been the subject of public commentary on social media. Photos obtained from the officer’s vehicle Watchguard video are being released to the public in an effort to provide additional information and context surrounding this incident. The Director of Law Enforcement was notified and this matter was deemed out of scope and the… Read More »

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SASKATCHEWAN

December 1 Write Out Loud features an anthology of pandemic prose and poetry

Apart, a Year of Pandemic Poetry and Prose, was published in July, 2021, by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Award-winning and first-time writers contributed seventy-four pieces including poems, short stories, essays, and a scene from a play. Editor Courtney Bates-Hardy says, “a thread of hope and resilience is woven throughout.” Co-editor Dave Margoshes calls the collection a “scrapbook” of life in the pandemic and a “testament… Read More »

Transportation cost pressures will continue for Chinook School Division

The underfunding of the Chinook School Division’s transportation budget remains a cause for concern and the expectation is that cost pressures will continue. The underfunding of the transportation budget was raised during the presentation of the transportation status report at a regular Chinook School Division board meeting, Nov. 8. Manager of Transportation and Facilities Kevin Jones referred to the cost of purchasing new buses. The… Read More »

Reopening of Dorie’s House already making a difference for youth

Dorie’s House immediately started to make a difference in the lives of youth when it reopened for residential support services this fall. The reopening of the facility as the Dorie’s House Treatment Centre is a result of an agreement between the Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter (SWYES) and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). Outpatient services at the facility started earlier this year, while inpatient addictions treatment… Read More »

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Alberta Sports

Kodiaks prepare for final games of 2021

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks basketball and volleyball teams wrap up the fall semester portion of their schedules this week, as they each begin a home-and-home… Read More »

Kodiaks basketball, volleyball prepare for rivalry weekend

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks basketball and volleyball teams are ready to renew their Highway 3 rivalry with the Medicine Hat College Rattlers this weekend. The… Read More »

Agriculture

Cypress County say no reports of disrespectful hunters

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter With the unseasonably dry autumn, landowners in Southeastern Alberta have expressed concern about the potential for prairie fires as a result… Read More »

Prairie Gleaners helping feed those in need: in Southern Alberta, globally

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter While they prepare over 2,000,500 meals every year, the Christian non-profit Prairie Gleaners prepares to send even more food to those… Read More »

Saskatchewan Sports

Fox Valley, Shaunavon and Vanguard does the southwest proud

By Valerie Gordon This past weekend signalled the official end for FALL sports for SWAC and the Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association.  The top 1A-4A… Read More »

Innovation Credit Union Super League results from Nov. 24

The Swift Current Curling Club - Innovation Credit Union Super League - results from Nov. 24:. Westax defeated SWT First Avenue Dental defeated Swift Plumbing… Read More »

Editorials

Divided they stand, united they fall: The UCP, George Orwell, Axl Rose and the Partridge Family

It was quite the Nov. 19-21 weekend for 1,600 ultra gleeful, almost stepford-like delegates of the United Conservative Party’s annual convention at an apropos location… Read More »

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