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A cottage winery? We 'll drink to that, say councillors

A cottage winery? We 'll drink to that, say councillors

Barrhead County councillors last week raised their glasses to a proposed cottage winery. Coun. Doug Drozd hailed the entrepreneurial spirit behind the proposal. “We need more of this in the county of Barrhead,” he said.
Barrhead welcomes new family physician from South Africa

Barrhead welcomes new family physician from South Africa

The Barrhead Clinic recently welcomed a friendly new face to their staff, one who could not be happier with his decision to move to rural Alberta.
Reflecting on the Games

Reflecting on the Games

Name: Richard Jacobs Age: 66 Events: Swimming, 65-Plus Men’s 100m Back (gold), 65-Plus Men’s 50m Back (silver), 65-Plus Men’s 50m Free (bronze), 65-Plus Men’s 100m Free (bronze) About Jacobs: Jacobs, who was raised in England, used to be terrified of
Unity seen as Games legacy

Unity seen as Games legacy

Hopes have been expressed that the Alberta 55-Plus Summer Games will be a springboard to more events involving Barrhead and Westlock. Barrhead Mayor Brian Schulz said the July 25-28 Games had helped unify local communities.
Gravel project open houses fixed for August 19 and 20

Gravel project open houses fixed for August 19 and 20

The public will have a chance this month to scrutinize plans for a $12 million gravel operation in Barrhead county. Two meetings on the Stony Valley Project have been organized. One will take place at Mystery Lake Community Hall on Aug. 19.
Our glorious games are over!

Our glorious games are over!

What a festival it was. Four days of sporting excellence, courage, endeavour and determination came to a glorious end on Sunday. Four days when the sun shone and the spirit shone even brighter.
Meadowview 4-H Club shares exchange with Ontario

Meadowview 4-H Club shares exchange with Ontario

Members of the Meadowview 4-H Club were part of an interesting learning experience recently, when they shared in an exchange with a club from Ontario.
October opening planned for water treatment plant

October opening planned for water treatment plant

The grand opening of Barrhead’s new $13-14 million water treatment plant is slated for early October.
Elsie Measures, an athlete of the mind

Elsie Measures, an athlete of the mind

Elsie Measures. What does the name mean to you? Perhaps you think of the grande dame of Barrhead’s bowling scene. Or perhaps the secretary of the Barrhead Historical Society, someone involved in preserving artifacts and the history of the area.
Fun is a game of golf

Fun is a game of golf

People don’t stop having fun because they grow old, they grow old because they stop having fun. If the theory requires proof, then Fort Assiniboine’s forever youthful John and Bessie Stevens can provide it.
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