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Wind warning in effect for TC area

Wind warning in effect for TC area

Gusts between 90-120 km/h could lead to snow squalls
Winter storm warning for TC area extended

Winter storm warning for TC area extended

Gusty winds, blowing snow expected in the afternoon
Get ready to run

Get ready to run

Nomination papers for Oct. 18 municipal elections now being accepted
Barrhead Community Adult Learning launches parent math night

Barrhead Community Adult Learning launches parent math night

Weekly program runs Tuesday evenings over Zoom until June 2021
Breakfast program filling a real need for hungry students at BCHS

Breakfast program filling a real need for hungry students at BCHS

Program originally began in February and started up again when in-person classes resumed in September
BCHS students exchange letters with local seniors

BCHS students exchange letters with local seniors

A group of students at Barrhead Composite High School (BCHS) have been participating in a pen pal program with residents of local long-term care programs.

Carbon tax on the rise

Federal levy increases to $40 per tonne in 2021, up to $170 per tonne in 2030 
Barrhead Festival of Trees raises over $10K for local charities

Barrhead Festival of Trees raises over $10K for local charities

Annual auction moved to an online format because of COVID-19, though it probably won’t stay online in 2021
Woodlands County councillors unanimously reject regional landfill budget

Woodlands County councillors unanimously reject regional landfill budget

Disagreement centred on proposed scale trailer and building, which is listed in budget as $419,000 expense
Funding comes through for courthouse upgrades

Funding comes through for courthouse upgrades

Athabasca gets $600K, while Barrhead receives $350K from province