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Abby Giacchetta, 16 years old, started the Coaldale Chalk and Walk “to get people doing stuff since COVID is still around.” This event started because Abby and her father Darwin spent a lot of time walking over the past year. Moreover, participants in the event were provided with chalk and s…

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Cypress County Councillor Robin Kurpjuweit has been elected to the board of directors for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).

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Brooks new Community Policing unit is moving into three weeks of operation, and the three officers forming it have grand plans for the future.

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Despite difficulties during COVID-19, the Dave Rozdeba South Alberta Flight Academy continues to offer the chance for students in Eagle Butte High School to earn their wings alongside their diploma.

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Late this month, the Dave Rozdeba South Alberta Flight Academy partners with the globally-renowned outdoor education program Outward Bound to take students in the aviation program on a journey into deep Kananaskis country.

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For the first time in league history, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada will launch the season for the elite Cup Series in Lethbridge. The tour returns to the Alberta city for the third consecutive year Aug. 27-28, 2021, welcoming fans to ENMAX Centre for the fan-attended PBR South Count…

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The federal-provincial joint review panel released its report on the Grassy Mountain Coal Project June 17th. In it they found that the adverse environmental impacts of the project would be too great to be outweighed by any potential economic benefits. From the panel’s report: “In our capacit…

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A new provincewide lottery will give every Albertan aged 18 and older who gets vaccinated a chance to win $1 million.Alberta residents over the age of 18 who have received at least one dose of vaccine can register to be entered in the draw for the $1-million prize.Details on how to register …

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On May 27, Gleichen RCMP were advised that local resident: Justin Lee Nathan Cutter had been released from Federal Incarceration and failed to abide by his parole conditions. Cutter was serving a sentence for armed robbery.

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Coaldale & District Emergency Services responded to a structure fire at 1511 21 Avenue on June 5 at 2:59 p.m. When the fire department arrived, the house's rear deck was fully involved and the fire was extending into the home and roof. The fire was also spreading to nearby bushes threate…

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After two years of public engagement sessions, the collection and analysis of information and data from housing and homelessness service providers, Medicine Hat Community Housing Society, along with the City and community partners is releasing the Medicine Hat Housing Strategy. 

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   Hundreds gathered June 3 at the Medicine Hat Tepee as the Miywasin Friendship Centre organized a memorial to pay tribute to and mourn the loss following the discovery of the remains of 215 children at Kamloops Indian residential school in Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation.

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Fans of the Western Canadian Baseball League can now start circling game-day dates on their calendars.

The league officially unveiled its schedule Monday, with the Edmonton ProspectsLethbridge BullsOkotoks Dawgs BlackOkotoks Dawgs Red and the expansion Sylvan Lake Gulls set to take part with all-Canadian rosters.

We are so excited to be taking this next step in bringing baseball back to our fans,” WCBL president Kevin Kvame said. “Our governors have been working around the clock to get the schedule put together.”

As stated after hearing the news of the Alberta government’s re-opening plans, Opening Day is slated for June 18 with the Bulls hosting Okotoks Black while the Prospects visit Sylvan Lake.

Fans in the Edmonton region will be able to enjoy Prospects games at ballparks in Spruce Grove and Sherwood Park as the team gets its new facility in Spruce Grove ready for the 2022 season. A handful of their home games will also be played in Lethbridge, Okotoks and Sylvan Lake.

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2021 WCBL SCHEDULE

The regular season will end on August 15, with the semi-finals slated for August 16-18 and the league championship to be held August 20-22.

The WCBL has several marquee matchups for important dates on the calendar, including Father’s Day, Canada Day, and the August long weekend.

While we’re starting the season with a limited number of fans, as per the guidance of health officials, we’re hopeful to increase capacity as the season progresses,” Kvame added. “We’ll be exercising diligence throughout the summer to adhere to all provincial guidelines as they change and are adopted.”

More details on protocols and seating will be announced by each team as Opening Day approaches.

Stay tuned to the Western Canadian Baseball League’s website and social media channels (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) for further updates on the season.

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Spending time outdoors helps reduce stress and nourishes our appreciation of nature. Combine this with yoga and you will gain an even stronger, healthier connection with the outer and inner world. there will be a Yoga in Nature event in Police Point Park June 10, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

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During Seniors Week, June 7-13 Alberta Health Services (AHS) has organized an online challenge designed to help participants build strength so they can avoid falling; and they might even win prizes.  

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On May 1st, 2021 High River RCMP were advised that two males broke and entered into a High River business and stole four brand new tires.  Investigation revealed the males cut the locks from a fence at approximately 5:30 a.m. on the above noted date.  The suspects walked around the property …