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Residents face 7% tax hike

Residents face 7% tax hike

Town residents face a tax hike of nearly seven per cent. The municipal residential portion of the tax rate is to climb by 0.5 mills, Barrhead Town Council has decided.
Co-op receives Community Living Award

Co-op receives Community Living Award

Barrhead &Districts Co-op has been honoured with the Alberta Association for Community Living’s Community Living Award.
Pool demolition costs estimated at $250,000

Pool demolition costs estimated at $250,000

The cost of demolishing the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre has been estimated at $250,000. Once consultant fees and other expenses are included the cost could jump to $300,000.
Legacy Grant decisions mailed to applicants

Legacy Grant decisions mailed to applicants

The long months of waiting are over. Decisions have been made. Letters have been mailed. Joy has been expressed, disappointment felt. Applicants for $300,000-plus in surplus funds from the Summer Games learned last week of the fate of their requests.
Junior high drama club to perform the zany side of theatre

Junior high drama club to perform the zany side of theatre

It’s big, it’s shiny, it’s beautiful, and everyone wants it: a ravishing ruby called the Scarlet Heart. Barrhead junior high drama club students are gearing up to put on The Scarlet Heart, a Commedia dell’arte comedy performance.
Success of Barrhead 's promotional video in the hands of the community

Success of Barrhead 's promotional video in the hands of the community

Almost one year after filming began, Barrhead’s highly anticipated promotional video has been unveiled. The video made its debut at a launch party April 6, where the three-minute film was played on the big screen at the Roxy Theatre.
Fancy a flight in a fighter jet?

Fancy a flight in a fighter jet?

It sounds like a childhood fantasy – soaring through the skies in a fighter jet. Well, here’s a chance to turn that dream into reality.
Fun and laughter abound in Neerlandia

Fun and laughter abound in Neerlandia

When two bungling bank robbers desperate for a hideout interrupt the weekly bridge game of four suburban matrons, the stage is set for a cornucopia of comic capers and entertaining exchanges.
Hopes of Hillcrest expansion starting in 2015

Hopes of Hillcrest expansion starting in 2015

Hopes are high of Hillcrest Lodge’s long-awaited $11 million expansion starting in one or two years. Enough funds are said to be in place for phase one of the project, although borrowing will also be needed.
New Neerlandia Co-op Centre taking shape

New Neerlandia Co-op Centre taking shape

There is a missing piece in the Neerlandia community, which was filled at one time by the Co-op Home and Farm Centre and warehouse that burned to the ground last summer.
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