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Search still on for man swept away by Pembina River

Emergency services personnel and search and rescue teams continue to search the Pembina River in eastern Barrhead County in hopes of finding a second man who was swept away by the river on Sept. 27.

Horner pledges full backing for new premier

Doug Horner brushed aside his election disappointment to give full backing to Alberta’s first-ever female premier, Alison Redford. “I see myself as a soldier on the battlefield and I have a new commanding officer,” he said.

Anti-abortion campaigners take to the streets

Anti-abortion campaigners lined Barrhead streets on Saturday to give motorists more to think about than traffic signs.

Nursing staff complain of 'burnout'

Barrhead nurses told Health Minister Gene Zwozdesky they are suffering from “burnout” and need extra staff. They also complained about the amount of paperwork they have to deal with and the quality of food served to patients.

Brookside Village roadway needs fixing: resident

Residents of the Brookside Village complex in Barrhead are still waiting for the town to come around and fix the cracked and sinking roadway.

Happy 105th birthday, Jennie Sutherland

She was born into a world most of us cannot imagine – no planes, cars, buses, electricity, television or telephones. She has lived through some of history’s most momentous events, including two world wars and the Great Depression.

End of an era

Friday, June 24, 2011: the day the music died …for Barrhead’s old time country fans. After 28 years, the Barrhead Country Opry is closing its doors, marking the end of an era in local entertainment.

Horner still in running for premier's chair

Barrhead’s Doug Horner is one step closer to taking over from Ed Stelmach and becoming Alberta’s 14 premier. Horner finished third in the first round of voting for the leadership of the provincial Progressive Conservative party on Sept. 17.

MP Storseth inspects lands flooded by summer rain

In order to better understand how this summer’s heavy rains impacted area farmers, Westlock-St.

Way to go! Students earn their passage to California

A group of students learned one of life’s biggest lessons – the right attitude can reap great rewards. For 13 Covenant Canadian Reformed School teenagers it meant an unforgettable trip to California, making them the envy of their peers.