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Barrhead News

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.

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.