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Theme of togetherness at BES Christmas assembly

Theme of togetherness at BES Christmas assembly

“We are the world, we are the children …” For several minutes Barrhead Elementary School gym throbbed to the sounds of 1985, sounds of hope, yearning and togetherness.
New warning about snow ridge problem

New warning about snow ridge problem

A photo taken by Barrhead County resident Peter Nesterchuk appears to highlight the potential danger of careless snow clearing. The picture shows icy ridges on the road. “It’s a big problem for drivers,” said Nesterchuk, who lives in Bloomsbury.
New Parks and Recreation director announced

New Parks and Recreation director announced

Two key Town of Barrhead posts have been filled by women with “outstanding” qualifications. Sue Keenan, executive director at BC School Sports in B.C. for more than 10 years, has been appointed Parks and Recreation Department director.
County ready to contribute up to $5m on pool

County ready to contribute up to $5m on pool

Barrhead County Council is prepared to contribute up to $5 million to a new aquatic centre. The money would come from borrowing.
Protecting yourself against scams and fraud

Protecting yourself against scams and fraud

There are thousands upon thousands of different scams out there. It’s an international problem, and even Barrhead is no exception. Sgt.
Pembina Hills nets $1.74M surplus in 2013

Pembina Hills nets $1.74M surplus in 2013

Despite a heavy bill for snow removal and cuts to transportation funding, the Pembina Hills school division finished the 2013 financial year with an operating surplus of $1.
Paradise in Barrhead

Paradise in Barrhead

On the weekend of the De Herdt Gardens’ Artisan Christmas Market, winter’s wicked side was on full view. Snow and ice were everywhere, and the cold seemed to scald the skin. Inside, the store it was like a tropical paradise.
Author 's talent a rewarding experience for Food Bank

Author 's talent a rewarding experience for Food Bank

What writer doesn’t like to make money from his talent? When local author and poet Greg Chance Hansen sat inside the entrance to Barrhead Co-op recently for a book sale, he had plenty of dollars and cents in mind.
Festival raises over $33k for local charities

Festival raises over $33k for local charities

Barrhead’s annual Festival of Trees has continued to grow since its start in 2010, and this year was no exception. The event, put on by the Barrhead Chamber of Commerce, held a Christmas Market and Craft Sale on Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov.
Casino fundraising policies are 'discriminatory ' to Barrhead

Casino fundraising policies are 'discriminatory ' to Barrhead

Barrhead and other rural Alberta communities are losing out because of “discriminatory” curbs on where casino fundraisers can be held.
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