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Barrhead News

Merrifield gets strongest support in political career

While newly re-elected Member of Parliament Rob Merrifield was surprised at a majority government, he said the best years lie ahead for all Canadians.

Barrhead teen returns from Tanzania a changed woman

A local teenager has had a life-changing experience. Kyrie Bauer returned several weeks ago from a two-month trip to Tanzania, where she spent her days working in a hospital dealing with trials and tribulations of the pediatrics ward.

Families get keys to new Habitat homes

Neither rain, nor hail nor frigid winds could dampen the spirits of those who gathered in Barrhead on Saturday for the dedication of the Habitat of Humanity homes.

Tragedy strikes

Tragedy struck twice this past weekend as Barrhead mourns the death of two teenagers. The body of 18-year-old Vince Frigon was found Sunday near the community of Bloomsbury in a partially thawed lake approximately 300 metres from its shore.

Town's residential mill rate rises 1%

The Town has approved a one mill (per cent) increase for residential ratepayers, and a 0.5 mill increase for non-residential ratepayers.

Residential mill rate increases by 1%

The residential municipal mill rate in the County of Barrhead will increase by one per cent, while the farmland municipal mill rate will increase by 1.

Three teachers nominated for excellence

Three teachers with Pembina Hills School Division have been recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty.

Volunteers honoured for their contributions

Volunteers continue to be the lifeblood that drives the success of many organizations.

Coun. West resigns

After more than six years in municipal politics, Town Councillor Linda West has resigned. West submitted her official letter of resignation to the Town office on April 11.

Wildrose Alliance leader pays visit to Barrhead

The Wildrose Alliance Party continues to make strides toward governance. Party leader Danielle Smith was in Barr-head April 12 to visit several locations including the Co-op, Freson Bros. IGA and Hillcrest Lodge.