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Family Fun Fest a  "blowout success "

Family Fun Fest a "blowout success "

There was a penny carnival, bouncy castle and battles activities, craft time and the construction of a Lego city. There was snow golf and tobogganing, not to mention a horse drawn sleigh.
Getting creative – and messy – with Paverpol art

Getting creative – and messy – with Paverpol art

It’s a messy, messy business … but the figurine you create makes it well worthwhile. The 11 students who attended a Paverpol art workshop at Barrhead’s Anglican Church on Saturday, Jan. 26 certainly weren’t complaining.
The magic of a story sack

The magic of a story sack

For some it is easy to delve into the wonderful world of books where anything can happen and the imagination is free to run wild.
Pool location chosen

Pool location chosen

The site of Barrhead’s new aquatic centre has been chosen. A five-acre parcel of land at the corner of 49 Street and 58 Avenue, across from the Petro-Canada gas station and old motel, has been earmarked for the swimming pool.

AHS flu policy controversy

Controversy erupted last week after several Barrhead Continuing Care Centre employees were sent home for refusing to take flu shots.
Neeralta Manufacturing Inc. a finalist for small business award

Neeralta Manufacturing Inc. a finalist for small business award

This year one local business is in the running for an award at the 2013 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction in Edmonton.
Living a snowmobiling dream

Living a snowmobiling dream

The Northern Lights Snowmobile Club invited the Leader to explore some of its trails in Barrhead County. Here is an Englishman’s take on his first snowmobiling experience.

New Wildrose rodeo organizers

New faces will be running this year’s Wildrose Rodeo Finals. A committee is to be formed to organize September’s four-day Agrena spectacle. A private meeting to set up the group has been slated for February 19.

BES French Immersion enrolment increasing

French Immersion enrolment at Barrhead Elementary School has risen over the last 13 years, latest figures show. There are currently 108 children in the program offered at kindergarten level through to Grade 6.
A Prince in Barrhead

A Prince in Barrhead

Barrhead, prepare to say hello to a Prince. Or perhaps the Swahili “jambo” would be a more appropriate greeting to someone hailing from Africa.