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Winds of change are blowing

The winds of change are coming to area schools – literally. By 2014, when you flick a light switch at Barrhead Composite High School or fire up a computer you may well be using wind-driven electricity.
She's a small town singer with great big dreams

She's a small town singer with great big dreams

Barrhead country singer Erin Haley has made it to one of 30 contestants in CMT’s Big in a Small Town contest, which airs Thursday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. Haley was visiting her parents in Nova Scotia when her manager told her about the opportunity.

County council to get Internet through Alberta SuperNet

Barrhead County Council is set to use Alberta SuperNet for Internet service. It will cost $675 monthly, plus a $995 hook-up fee – as opposed to the $140 a month deal it had enjoyed until recently through Pembina Hills school division.
Sunny Barrhead enjoys three-day party

Sunny Barrhead enjoys three-day party

What a wonderful way to spend three days in August! Sun-blessed Barrhead became the fun place to be last weekend as hundreds of families enjoyed the Blue Heron Fair Days. So many highlights, so many memories.

VIDEO: Demolition Derby 2012

The Demolition Derby was a smashing good start to the Blue Heron Fair in Barrhead Friday, Aug. 10. The event was a great success, drawing an enthusiastic crowd and some rough and tough competition.
Amid the Neerlandia celebrations, a portrait of unity

Amid the Neerlandia celebrations, a portrait of unity

They are divided by nearly 100 years, but for a few tender minutes last Saturday they looked as one.
Blue-green algae advisory issued for Thunder Lake

Blue-green algae advisory issued for Thunder Lake

Attention anyone going to Thunder Lake – the water contains toxic blue-green algae that pose a health risk. Health experts have issued the following precautions: • Do not drink water from the lake. Boiling contaminated water does not remove toxins.
Helis Podnek - an Estonian who has a cowgirl spirit

Helis Podnek - an Estonian who has a cowgirl spirit

She has a wandering, searching, questing spirit. She has travelled many roads, seen several continents and explored different cultures, her artistic sensibilities stirred by extremes of sorrow and beauty.
Celebrating Neerlandia's birth

Celebrating Neerlandia's birth

They will be partying Neerlandia-style this week. There will be Bible readings and songs along with fireworks and helicopter rides. There will also be the opening of a new cemetery gate and activities marking a proud farming tradition.
Mini Mounties camp full of fun

Mini Mounties camp full of fun

They talked about Internet safety and bullying; they watched the fire department crush a car; they investigated a crime; they were this year’s Barrhead Mini Mounties.