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County officially declares agricultural disaster

It’s official – the County of Barrhead has declared an agricultural emergency. Councillors voted in favour of the declaration on July 19.

Elvis lovers get your blue suede shoes and don't be a hound dog

Slip on your finest pair of blue suede shoes, because Elvis Presley is coming to town. Well sort of. The Blue Suede Music Festival aims to reconnect people Aug. 13 to 14 with the “King of Rock and Roll.

County poised to declare agricultural emergency

The County of Barrhead will decide today whether it will declare an agricultural emergency. Lac Ste. Anne last week declared an agricultural disaster after more than 150 mm of rain fell on the area.

Kids get exposed to life of a Mountie

The next generation of Mounties has a head start. Kids between the ages of 10 to 12 years old got a chance to see what life is like as a Mountie during the Mini Mountie Camp held from July 13 to 14 at Meadowview Community School.

New owner of Sanderman's Home Hardware eager to join community

After more than 30 years of owning and operating Sanderman’s Home Hardware, Bruce and Janice Steinbring have handed over the keys to a new owner.

Councillors prepare for land-use advisory council

County Reeve Bill Lee will represent the municipality on the Upper Athabasca Planning Region advisory council. The Upper Athabasca Planning Region is one of seven across the province established under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act.

County sets date for Division 7 by-election

County councillors have scheduled Sept. 7 as the day to elect a new councillor for Division 7. The by-election is being held to fill the vacancy left by Gerald Nanninga, who died in a motor vehicle collision in June.

Local singer strives to increase exposure

On the heels of a brand new music video, a budding country music artist is hoping to break into the big time. Erin Haley travelled to Toronto for several days in the first week in May to shoot her first music video since recording her album.

VIDEO: Hoopnics basketball camp in Barrhead

The Hoopnics Basketball Camp touched down at Barrhead Composite High School from July 4 to 7, bringing out 87 basketball players.

VIDEO: Graduation 2011

Students from BCHS and Fort Assiniboine School celebrated their graduation on June 30.