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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.

Merrifield appointed to the House of Common's Board of Internal Economy

Yellowhead Member of Parliament Rob Merrifield has been appointed to the House of Common’s Board of Internal Economy.

Madelaine Wessel acclaimed new Town councillor

Residents of Barrhead won’t be heading to polls in July. Madelaine Wessel has been acclaimed as Town councillor.

Hundreds of people flock to Blue Heron Street Festival

Cold and windy weather didn’t put a freeze on the fun for those who attended the annual Blue Heron Street Festival on June 4. Hundreds of people from Barrhead and surrounding communities made their way to Main Street for the festivities.

Pembina Hills budget in the red

The Pembina Hills school division (PHRD) will run the 2011-2012 school year with a $125,000 deficit after making changes to its operations budget to account for a $1.13-million shortfall in funding from the province.

Vader appears in Barrhead court to face charges

Several new charges have been added to the list for the man considered as a suspect in the disappearance of Lyle and Marie McCann. Travis Vader was in Barrhead court on June 2 to face a slew of charges.

VIDEO: Blue Heron Street Fest a hit

Fun was the name of the game on June 4 as hundreds of people ventured to Main Street for the Blue Heron Street Festival.

VIDEO: Preschool Graduation Day

Preschool students graduated on June 3rd at the Barrhead Agrena.

VIDEO: Vader in Barrhead; faces additional charges

Travis Vader was in Barrhead Provincial Court June 2 to face charges ranging from theft under $5,000 to careless use/possession of a firearm.

Fire bans lifted across Alberta

Fire bans across the entire province have been lifted, including in both the Town and County of Barrhead. Fire chief Gary Hove said the current weather conditions led to the decision to lift the total fire bans on May 26.