Tuesday, 06 March 2012 10:25

Tourism hopes ride the e-highway

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By Jamie Woodford
Southern Alberta
Southwest Alberta could soon be a tourism hot spot with the help of a new website aimed at attracting visitors from near and far.
The Chinook Country Tourist Association site, was launched Feb. 21. It features an online reservation system allowing tourists to book hotels, attraction passes and event tickets — separately or as a package deal — without having to make individual phone calls to each place.

By Susan Quinlan
Crowsnest Pass
Residents in and around Crowsnest Pass know the area has a lot to offer so with that in mind, a group of individuals have decided it’s time to undertake a project that will result in a multi-use facility being constructed in the region, attracting new families while encouraging others to stay put.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:37

Granum’s community hall will not be restored

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By Susan Quinlan
Try as they might, local residents and the M.D. of Willow Creek won’t be able to save Granum’s Blunden Hall, as funding is simply not available, given the current economic climate.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:35

Castle charges won’t proceed says protester

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By Dave Mabell
Southern Alberta Newspapers
Southern Alberta
Southern Albertans who protested logging in the Castle River recreation area say they won’t be going to jail.

By Rose Sanchez
Waterton Lakes National Park
Attendance increased for this year’s annual Winterfest in Waterton Lakes National Park, held Family Day weekend.

By Susan Quinlan
Imagine yourself as a four-year-old travelling across the Atlantic from Great Britain, with no parents on board and completely uncertain about where you were going or who would take care of you.
It’s a story Hazel Perrier of Claresholm found fascinating and even more so when she began to investigate and found both her grandparents and two other ancestors arrived in Canada under those circumstances, as four of the 100,000 British Home Children who arrived between 1869 and the 1930s.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 14:08

Southwest Alberta population looking solid

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By Ryan Dahlman
Southern Alberta
According to the 2011 census, Alberta is a desired place to live and southwest Alberta is no exception.

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