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Intimate, acoustic show in store for Barrhead

Intimate, acoustic show in store for Barrhead

The Barrhead Arts Council is due to deliver another evening of entertainment, this time an intimate, acoustic show on Valentine’s Day.
Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

Smiles wide, eyes sparkling, hair the colour of a pink highlighter. Who wouldn’t want to cheer on Tabatha Sheehan and Joscelyn Liske in their quest for Hair Massacure funds? The girls began their campaign Jan. 23 for the infamous Edmonton event.
What a fun-tastic day!

What a fun-tastic day!

It was fantastic. It was for families. It was fun. And it was a festival. Barrhead’s second F4 event lived up to expectations, blowing away those winter blues. New attractions like laser tagging, a planetarium and petting zoo gained rave reviews.
Barrhead needs land for commercial development, says realtor

Barrhead needs land for commercial development, says realtor

Barrhead is missing out on economic opportunities because of a lack of available land for commercial development. The claim was made by realtor Shannon Carlson, who said he had been approached by several companies wanting to develop in Barrhead.
Barrhead to lose Rob Merrifield as MP

Barrhead to lose Rob Merrifield as MP

Rob Merrifield’s days as Barrhead’s federal representative are numbered. The long-time Conservative MP said last week he will run again in Yellowhead at the next election – a constituency no longer including Barrhead.
Water plant opens after $12.9M upgrade

Water plant opens after $12.9M upgrade

“Good stuff!” … “Fantastic.” The verdicts on water from Barrhead’s newly upgraded treatment plant were crystal clear at an opening ceremony last Thursday. First it was the turn of Haj Oshiki and Pat Blais – two managers at the forefront of the $12.
County pool plebiscite set for March 24

County pool plebiscite set for March 24

Barrhead County Council’s swimming pool plebiscite has been fixed for Monday, March 24. County residents that day will be able to vote on the municipality’s financial commitment to a new aquatic centre for Barrhead.
Barrhead delegation off to the land down under

Barrhead delegation off to the land down under

The time has finally come for a Barrhead delegation to journey to the land down under. About 15 people will be heading to Australia Feb. 5-13 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Barrhead’s twinning arrangement with the Town of Drouin, Victoria.
The inspirational power of books

The inspirational power of books

Books, books, books: they are so inspiring. One moment a book can sit on a table as an old, dusty tome. The next it can begin turning into something extraordinary – a flower, for instance, or a delicately veined leaf.
Planetarium, laser tagging on F4 Day

Planetarium, laser tagging on F4 Day

Ever gaze into the night sky and wonder about constellations and planets? The galaxy can often appear far too big to navigate or comprehend. Help, however, is on its way in the shape of a portable planetarium.
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