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Multiple bear sightings in Fort Assiniboine

Over the past week there have been at least half a dozen calls to Barrhead Fish and Wildlife reporting black bear sightings in the Fort Assiniboine area.

Come celebrate arts, culture and food!

The countdown is on … just three days to go before Barrhead joins a province-wide celebration of arts and culture.
Solar power options abound

Solar power options abound

How do you get power out to fields in the middle of nowhere? That was a dilemma facing farmers across the province who were looking for ways to water their cattle in pastures, and one for which Vern Stocking provided a solution.
Barrhead hosts Japanese delegation from Kitami City

Barrhead hosts Japanese delegation from Kitami City

Fancy a round of Japanese park golf? The day when such a question becomes commonplace in Barrhead seemed a little closer last Monday after five Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program delegates arrived from Kitami City.
Chewy goes to Hollywood!

Chewy goes to Hollywood!

It seems Chewy was born for stardom. Wherever he goes, he loves nothing better than being in the limelight, hamming it up for friends and strangers alike. A bit of a primadonna? Well, perhaps. Some may prefer to call him just grrrrreat.
Kagen Schmidt makes Barrhead proud

Kagen Schmidt makes Barrhead proud

His arms raised in triumph, 13-year-old Kagen Schmidt celebrated his coronation on Sunday as a Wildrose rodeo king.
Heroes in the Sky

Heroes in the Sky

If you happened to glance upwards to the roof of the Co-op Gas Bar this weekend, something off may have caught your eye. There were tents, and four figures waving at passers-by.

Barrhead, your rodeo needs you!

Just three days before the biggest event in its calendar, Barrhead has been urged – Come out and support your rodeo.

PHRD fraud probe development

Police have reported progress in a fraud investigation into the expense accounts of a former employee with the Pembina Hills school division. Barrhead RCMP say they received a case file from Edmonton Commercial Crime Unit on Aug. 21.

Wildrose rodeo dance cancelled

The Wildrose Rodeo Dance has been around for about 25 years. It is as much a tradition as the rodeo itself, a Saturday night social when cowboys kick up their heels, dance and drink. It is also a $6,000 money-earner.