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Postal workers set to strike

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has filed notice with Canada Post that members intend to begin strike activities at 11:59 p.m. on June 2. In the event of a strike, Canada Post will not operate, meaning mail and parcels will not be delivered.

Town, County seek grant to establish water commission

The Town and County of Barrhead are pursuing a $125,000 grant through the Regional Collaboration Program to help form a water services commission.

Barrhead, Westlock secure 55-Plus Games

Barrhead and Westlock will host the 2013 55-Plus Summer Games. Tourism, Parks and Recreation Minister Cindy Ady made the announcement May 19 in Westlock.

CUPW, Canada Post still working on new contract

It was still unclear as of May 20 whether Canada Post employees represented by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers would go on strike to protest the company’s latest offer.

Slave Lake family calls evacuation a 'miracle'

The wildfire in Slave Lake remained out of control and had burned approximately 4,558 hectares as of May 19.

Town, County take on support role for Slave Lake response

The wildfires that continue to rave Slave Lake are proof of how fast situations change, said the County's director of Disaster Management.

County celebrates start of paving projects

The County of Barrhead is digging into two paving project worth a combined total of more than $3 million. Crews will begin preparing Township Road 615A for paving within the next couple of weeks.

Fire bans in effect

Both the Town and County of Barrhead and Lac Ste. Anne County have issued complete fire bans. All permits for fires other than burn barrels are cancelled.

55 Plus Games meeting has local officials hopeful of good news

Mayor Brian Schulz and County Reeve Bill Lee are holding out hope that a meeting next week with Tourism, Parks and Recreation Minister Cindy Ady will bear good news for the 2013 Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games.

Town by-election set for July 6

Residents of Barrhead will head to the polls on July 6 in a by-election to vote for a new Town councillor. The position was left vacant following the retirement of Linda West, who served on the council for more than six years.