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Family influence drove Artist of the Month to start painting

It was a family connection that got local artist Joanne Emery interested in painting and led her on a life-long journey through the art world. “It ran in the family,” she said. “I had an uncle who painted and I got into it because I really liked it.

FCSS fitness program being made available to all seniors

Family and Community Support Services is making its fitness groups designed for seniors available to the public. For the past several months, FCSS has been facilitating exercise groups at Brookside Village.

Co-op unveils renovations at Home Centre

A $50-million a year business has just improved its operations for those who shop there. The Barrhead and Districts Co-op, following months of hard work, unveiled renovations at its Barrhead Home Centre location.

Town backs preliminary drawing for new pool

The Town of Barrhead has given the green light to the Barrhead Agrena Society to proceed with plans for a preliminary drawing of the proposed pool project.

Barrhead residents donate 71 units of blood

Canadian Blood Services continues to bank on the support of Barrhead residents to help fill the shelves.

BARS appreciates help from community: President

Barrhead Animal Rescue Society is starting to collect the right ingredients for a successful recipe. Earlier this year, the society staved off closing its doors.

Two killed in collision with moose

Two people are dead following a single-vehicle collision with a moose late on Aug. 17 on Highway 18 just west of Rossington. The collision took place around 10:20 p.m., said Westlock RCMP Cpl. Dave Casey.

Barrhead County residents have mixed experiences with hail storm

Many residents spent the majority of last week recovering from the shock of a severe hail storm that left in its wake a great deal of damage.

Kowalski will seek re-election

Ken Kowalski is not retiring. The Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA announced on Aug. 14 that he would instead seek a tenth term.

Barrhead, Scotland residents wants to tighten relationship between communities

A Barrhead man truly believes that a person doesn’t have to be born in a town to care about their town. The only thing is, Trevor Downer lives in Barrhead, Scotland, not Barrhead, Alberta.