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Snowmobile collision claims life of teenager

A lot of questions have been left following the death of a 16-year-old Neerlandia resident. Tyson Mast was killed Feb. 23 when the snowmobile he was driving collided with a tree somewhere near Neerlandia.

Exercise Slow Release tests disaster management skills

Exercise Slow Release went down in Barrhead Feb. 22, and it took a co-ordinated effort to respond to the mock disaster.

Lunches a hot topic

It takes a village to raise a child, and that is the reason Family and Community Support Services initiated its hot lunch program at Barrhead Elementary School.

Fake firearm lands local man in hot water

Valentine’s Day could have turned into a tragedy for a 19-year-old Barrhead man if police had not known the gun slung across his back was indeed a replica. RCMP officers from the Barrhead detachment responded to a “front-door” complaint at 5:55 p.m.

Auctioneering life full of thrills

The auctioneer’s role is often mistaken by the great unwashed as a lot of unintelligible babble, but for one Barrhead-area man with ties to Westlock it’s held a lifelong allure. Ben Kellert’s love of auctioneering led him to Lethbridge on Feb.

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.