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Town gets $55,000 financial boost

The Town of Barrhead received funding to help maintain upgraded parks and pay for advertising. The Town received a combined total of $55,000 under the Municipal Sustainability Initiative.

BARS in danger of closing

If major changes don’t happen before June 30, the Barrhead Animal Rescue Society may have to close its doors to animals in distress. BARS has been rescuing animals and adopting them out to loving homes for more than a year.

Musicians tuning up for festival

Despite dwindling participation, organizers of the Rotary Music Festival are setting the stage for the 31st annual event.

Water, sewer rates on the rise

Water and utility costs in the County of Barrhead are going up. County council approved the increase at its Jan. 11 meeting. The amendment will have an immediate impact on residents’ pocketbook, said County manager Mark Oberg.

Young musicians off to Carnegie Hall

Most musicians can only dream about being able to play at New York’s Carnegie Hall. For Barrhead Composite High School students Megan Wruk, Grade 12, and Joel Toews, Grade 11, it’s a reality.

Town council decides to scrap proposed liquor bylaw

Town council has voted unanimously to scrap a proposed bylaw that would reduce the hours of operation for local liquor stores and off sales at local drinking establishments.

Fort Assiniboine senior high school program may cease to exist

The fate of the senior high school program at Fort Assiniboine School will be decided in the spring. Pembina Hills Regional Division No.

Haiti trip teaches valuable lessons

Within 15 minutes of getting off the plane in the Haitian capital of Port au Prince, Barrhead’s Khiya Kooger, 15, knew she would never look at the world the same again.

Hennessey family has no expectations for inquiry

Sandy Hennessey believes the truth of what actually happened during one of the darkest days in Canadian history won’t be revealed at the fatality inquiry that started Monday at a courthouse in Stony Plain, but she wants to be there just the same.

House fire destroys 30 years of memories

No one was injured in a residential fire that has left a local family homeless. Barrhead firefighters responded to the call at 11:34 a.m. Dec. 28.