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PHRD fraud investigation concludes

The RCMP’s Commercial Crimes Unit has finished a report on a fraud investigation at the Pembina Hills school division and forwarded the information to provincial Crown prosecutors, Barr-head RCMP’s Sgt. Bob Dodds said.

VIDEO: Beaver dam destruction

A beaver dam no longer impedes the flow of water near a lagoon within the County of Barrhead.

VIDEO: Parent Link Day in the park

The Parent Link Centre hosted its annual day in the park at a local Barrhead park.

AgriRecovery funding available to Alberta crop producers

Crop producers affected by the floods will be able to access approximately $448 million in federal-provincial AgriRecovery funding that will help farmers and ranchers address challenges caused by excess moisture.

Landfill committee approves new hours of operation

The trash talk will finally come to an end after the Regional Landfill Committee voted in favour of new hours of operation. As of Oct. 1 of this year, there will be changes to the hours of operation at the Regional Waste Management Facility.

Fair Days an event for all ages

Mother Nature smiled this year upon the organizers of the Blue Heron Fair Days. For the most part, the rain held off during the most important times throughout the weekend.

Two arrested for armed robbery

A 33-year-old Barrhead woman and a 30-year-old Gunn man face a number of charges in an armed robbery on July 28 at the Fas Gas in Barrhead. Shawna Letendre and Craig Dewald have both been arrested in connection to the incident.

Swan Hills site for carbon capture and storage project

Swan Hills will set the stage for what the government and its project partners are calling an innovative clean-energy initiative that will capture carbon dioxide from a deep coal gasification process.

Government talks relief for farmers

Local farmers are now playing a waiting game to see if the provincial and federal governments will provide relief for the losses suffered through floods. County councillors voted in favour of the declaration on July 19.

Rain puts County's road maintenance program behind schedule

The County of Barrhead Public Works department is trucking along with its road maintenance program, although the rain has put crews behind schedule. As of July 18, Public Works was about 70 per cent of the way through its gravel program.