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Sparrow's Hope to open doors

Women looking to get out of an abusive relationship will soon have a safe place to go right in the Westlock-Barrhead area.

Barrhead teen to spend two months in Tanzania

Eighteen-year-old Kyrie Bauer has a motto in life: Go big, or go home. It’s that zest for life that prompted the Barrhead woman to leave behind family and friends on Feb.

County says no to audit letter request

The County of Barrhead is backing its auditors to not release portions of audit management letters to the public. The Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) is seeking input on whether or not to publicly release the letters.

Tripartite shelved

Alberta teachers are taking a 4.3-per-cent increase in their pay after talks broke down between the Alberta Teachers Association, the Alberta School Boards Association and the province.

County inks deal to use Lac Ste. Anne lagoon

As the Lac Ste. Anne Northeast Wastewater Lagoon nears completion, the County of Barrhead has inked a $3,000-a-year deal to use the site as the Dunstable lagoon nears capacity. Four years ago, Lac Ste.

Barrhead gears up for visitors from Japan

Barrhead is poised to receive its latest delegation from Japan. On March 11, five students and their chaperones from Tokoro, Japan will converge on Barrhead as part of the twinning agreement between the two communities.

Dunstable students earn pizza with the principal

Students at Dunstable School are eating up the just desserts of doing good deeds. Seven students earned the right to have a pizza lunch with principal Steven Kaplan by performing selfless acts in and around the school.

Tree of Hope surpasses its goal

Never in her wildest dreams did Barrhead Healthcare Centre site director Heather Thompson think she’d see more than $43,000 raised in less than two months. That’s exactly what happened with this year’s Tree of Hope fundraising campaign.

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.