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Public urged to be wary over holiday prize offer

Police have urged people to be wary after a woman claims she was asked to reveal her Visa number by phone callers telling her she had won a holiday prize.

Nothing wrong with attending Kowalski's 30th anniversary: county

Barrhead County reeve Bill Lee and CAO Mark Oberg say there was nothing wrong with the county paying $720 to send seven councillors, their spouses and two staff members to a 2009 dinner recognizing MLA Ken Kowalski’s 30 years of public service.

Showtime in U.S. for Hayley Watt and Famous Preview

Many children are captivated by the fabled mystique of horses. They are drawn into a magical world of Black Beauty and great warriors riding into battle, before being diverted by the more strident allure of rock music, parties and computer games.

New warning about 'significant' water rates increase

Homeowners were warned again to expect much higher water bills as plans proceed for new filtering technology. Latest estimates suggest a 100 per cent increase.

VIDEO: You make loving fun - cover

Fleetwood Mac tribute artist Dreams performs "You make loving fun" at the Ripple Connection fundraiser Oct. 8 at Barrhead Elementary School.

PHRD receives $790K boost in education funding

Schools in the Barrhead and Westlock areas will have a bit more breathing room financially this year after last week’s announcement that $107 million dollars will be added to school budgets province-wide.

Home destroyed in Friday afternoon blaze

A Barrhead family is homeless after a fire ripped through their house on Oct. 14. The Barrhead fire department, EMS and RCMP all responded to the fire on 44 Street a few metres south of 53 Avenue at around 4:45 p.m. on Friday.

Doug Horner appointed deputy premier, treasury board president

When Premier Alison Redford unveiled her new cabinet Wednesday, it included a mix of familiar and new faces, young and veteran politicians, and rural and urban constituencies. Joining Redford around the cabinet table will be Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St.

No injuries, evacuations in Fort Assiniboine gas leak

No injuries have been reported after a natural gas leak northeast of Fort Assiniboine attracted the attention of fire fighters, the RCMP and AltaGas personnel in the evening of Oct. 1.

Arts festivals hailed a big success

Hundreds of arts enthusiasts tucked into a feast of culture at a series of major festivals. Barrhead, Onoway, Sangudo and Westlock became centres of creativity during the Alberta Arts Days from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.