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Barrhead looking for new fire chief

The Town of Barrhead is on the hunt for a new fire chief. Gary Hove tendered his resignation last week. Hove said he is going to take some time away from the fire department, and that he stepped down for health reasons.

Students graduate in style

Graduating students at Barrhead Composite High School and Fort Assiniboine School were among some 500 graduates in the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock riding to receive their diplomas last week.

Councils digging for more options for landfill hours

Town and County councillors were talking trash last week at the quarterly joint meeting. It was decided at the Landfill Committee Meeting on May 26 to recommend to Town and County councils changes to the opening days and hours.

Merrifield elected as chair of standing committee on International Trade

Trade is a vital part of the Yellowhead riding’s economy and the lifeblood of the country, said MP Rob Merrifield. On June 23 Merrifield was elected Chair of the standing committee on International Trade.

County eyes reduction in speed at Two-Mile Corner

Something needs to be done at the intersection of highways 33 and 18 before someone is killed, County councillors agree. The speed limit along this stretch of road was a topic of discussion at last week’s County meeting. Coun.

County researching electronic gate system for Manola lagoon

The County of Barrhead is continuing with its research into setting up an electronic gate at the Manola Lagoon.

Renkema ready for the challenges of new position

There will be a change of command at schools under the umbrella of Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7.

County mourns loss of Coun. Gerald Nanninga

County councillors are mourning the loss of one of their own. Gerald Nanninga, 66, was killed June 13 when the motorcycle he was driving collided with the back of a pick-up truck. RCMP responded to the call at about 2:20 p.m.

Government tables back-to-work bill for Canadian postal workers

Locked-out Canada Post employees may be forced back to work after the Conservative government tabled legislation that would send them back to their duties.

Changes proposed for days of operation at landfill

County councillors were digging into possible changes to hours of operation at the landfill. It was decided at the Landfill Committee Meeting on May 26 to recommend to Town and County councils, changes to the opening days and hours.