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Happy 100th birthday, Grace!

Happy 100th birthday, Grace!

She was a Brown, who was nearly a Violet, and eventually became a Black. Colour has played a big part in Grace Black’s life. Not only with names, but also with the momentous events, some global, some deeply personal, that shaped it.
"Grandma, the house is on fire "

"Grandma, the house is on fire "

The evening of Feb. 13 began like any other for one Linaria household. However life for the family of seven would soon be changed forever when a small chimney fire took a turn for the worst.
County water rates rise 31 per cent

County water rates rise 31 per cent

County residents face a 31 per cent hike in water rates. The increase affects Neerlandia, Manola and the MacGillivray subdivision and comes a week after a 20 per cent rise in utility bills for Town residents.
Proposal to regulate ownership of cats

Proposal to regulate ownership of cats

Cat owners will need to get their pets aged six months or more licensed if proposed bylaw changes go ahead. People would also be prevented from keeping more than two cats or two dogs aged six months or more in any house, shelter or room.
A pilot for people and pooches alike

A pilot for people and pooches alike

Barry Holland has always had an interest in flying.
Lottery draw countdown!

Lottery draw countdown!

Attention, please … there are just three weeks to go before the draw for the Agrena Society’s 50/50 cash lottery.
Education Minister in pre-budget Barrhead visit

Education Minister in pre-budget Barrhead visit

An expected $6 billion provincial revenue shortfall this year was discussed when Education Minister Jeff Johnson met Pembina Hills school board in Barrhead last Wednesday.
Children 's classic 101 Dalmatians being performed in Barrhead

Children 's classic 101 Dalmatians being performed in Barrhead

Listen up, lovers of musicals and animals … be sure to make a date with the most adorable puppies in the history of theatre and movies. The family favourite 101 Dalmatians is coming to Barrhead on February 22 and 23, courtesy of Drama for Children.
Family Fun Fest a "blowout success "

Family Fun Fest a "blowout success "

There was a penny carnival, bouncy castle and battles activities, craft time and the construction of a Lego city. There was snow golf and tobogganing, not to mention a horse drawn sleigh.
Getting creative – and messy – with Paverpol art

Getting creative – and messy – with Paverpol art

It’s a messy, messy business … but the figurine you create makes it well worthwhile. The 11 students who attended a Paverpol art workshop at Barrhead’s Anglican Church on Saturday, Jan. 26 certainly weren’t complaining.
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