Thursday, 03 November 2011 13:03

Pincher Creek girl earns ‘Great Kids’ award

By Jamie Woodford
Pincher Creek
Dykota Letourneau is a “natural leader” in her Pincher Creek community.
She volunteers at the Pincher Creek and District Historical Society and is steadily involved with the Métis Nation youth group.
In recognition of her contributions, the 13-year-old was bestowed with a Great Kids Awards at the 12th annual event held at the Edmonton Fantasyland Hotel in October.

Thursday, 27 October 2011 08:18

Border highlights at Coutts for September

Submitted by Canadian Border Service Agency
There were 35,135 individuals who crossed the border at Coutts in the month of September.
That equalled to 16,712 cars and 12,888 commercial trucks.
There were 278 permanent resident applications processed, 143 work permits and 24 study permits issued; and 102 people were refused entry.

RCMP are on the search for a missing person. On October 23 at 1 p.m. Gerald Shepherd (Sheppard) walked away from an extended care facility in Fort Macleod.

Thursday, 20 October 2011 08:06

Waterton Red Rock bike ride enjoyed by many

By Susan Quinlan
Waterton Lakes National Park
Under somewhat rainy, but blue skies and with a breathtaking vista, cyclists again enjoyed Waterton National Park’s annual Ride the Red Rock event Oct. 1.

Thursday, 13 October 2011 11:52

Historic trail marker restoration continues

Southwest Alberta
Bill Dunn is at it again; that is, he’s reviving trail markers that identify the location of the historic Macleod Trail, supply route of the 19th Century.
Dunn explained the Macleod Trail was established between the fall of 1874 and the following spring, guiding bull trains from Fort Benton, Montana northward across the 49th.

By Susan Quinlan
New Dayton
Anyone who has watched sheepdog trialing knows how effortlessly the handler appears to manage his dog, but most also appreciate the level of skill required to make the task appear effortless.
Such is the case when Scott Glen of New Dayton takes the field with one of his prize-winning border collies that under his instruction, have managed to win numerous championships over the past couple of decades.

(Marketwire) - Alberta's Distracted Driving law, introduced last month, is causing confusion among the province's drivers. Fines issued have been and will continue to be at the discretion of the officer, leaving many drivers at a loss as to their options and rights.

Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:27

Chief Mountain port of entry closes for season

The Canada Border Services Agency reminds travellers the Chief Mountain port of entry will close for the season effective Friday, Sept. 30, as of 6 p.m.
The port will re-open on May 15, 2012.
This season, more than 95,000 travellers entered Canada at Chief Mountain. Travellers are advised to enter Canada at the nearest port of entry in Carway, Alberta.

Submitted by Canada Border Services Agency
August was another busy month for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at its border crossings throughout southern Alberta.

By Jamie Woodford
When 16-year-old Phillip LaCoste found out he won a video contest promoting his hometown of Nanton, he was so excited he hugged his boss.

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