Thursday, 11 August 2016 08:00

Meteor shower viewing opportunity in Vulcan

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This year’s Perseids Meteor Shower is set to be one of the best and officials with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) Calgary chapter want to help attendees to the monthly stargazing session at the Trek Centre in Vulcan see it even better.

A 19-year-old from Nobleford placed fourth at the Calgary Stampede auctioneer competition this year.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 11:21

Vulcan County reeve decides to resign

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The reeve of Vulcan County has resigned his position, citing infighting and lack of cohesion on council as major factors in his decision.

Albert and Shirley Gruninger farm and ranch two miles west of Del Bonita, in southern Alberta.
Albert came to the area with his family in 1950 and married Shirley in 1963.
The consolidation of several small operations into a few larger ones has made a significant change in the area.
“Our community has really gotten little,” Shirley says. “We used to have 90 post office boxes out here. Now, we’re lucky if we have 30.”
Still operating on the same land more than 60 years after their wedding, the Gruningers are the BMO Farm Family of the Year for 2016 representing Cardston County.

The Swift Current United Way gave $6,000 to Great Plains College and the Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre to provide childcare services for students attending English Language Training (ELT) classes at Great Plains College Swift Current Campus. 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 09:42

MHC gets help from famous former Shaunavon resident

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The Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association, in partnership with Hayley Wickenheiser, is providing female athletes interested in pursuing an education at Medicine Hat College (MHC) access to an annual scholarship through a $15,000 donation.

The Government of Saskatchewan, along with grain producers and customers, are continuing discussions with transportation service providers to prepare for a large crop this season.  Despite localized issues, projected yields are expected to be above average for cereal and oilseed crops.

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