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Honouring Canadian veterans

Honouring Canadian veterans

Every year the Barrhead Royal Canadian Legion honours the deceased members of Canada’s Armed forces by placing a Canadian flag on their graves.

‘Value scoping study’ outlining options for future of BCHS completed

Kevin Berger – Leader Staff A comprehensive value scoping study that contains options for the modernization or even the replacement of Barrhead Composite High School (BCHS) has been completed and will be going out to local municipalities to review fo
County of Barrhead writes off more than $2 million in taxes and penalties

County of Barrhead writes off more than $2 million in taxes and penalties

It was something they didn’t want to do, but in the end, they didn’t have a choice. That was the consensus of County of Barrhead councillors at their Oct. 15 meeting as they unanimously voted to write off $2,025,142.21 in tax revenue and penalties.

Woodlands County trimming $3.1M out of budget

Kevin Berger – Leader Staff With the municipality facing a $9.5 million loss in revenue due to the outstanding taxes owed by two oil and gas companies, the various departments within Woodlands County have found approximately $3.

Barrhead man sentenced to three and a half years in prison for arson

Kevin Berger – Leader Staff A Barrhead man who splashed gasoline over a truck occupied by another person and then set it on fire will spend just over two years in jail. Harley Rudolf Horn, 31, pleaded guilty at Barrhead Provincial Court on Oct.
Engineering firm deems boardwalk unsafe

Engineering firm deems boardwalk unsafe

There’ll be no more people walking above or falling in love under the Blue Heron Boardwalk, as the Town of Barrhead has opted to tear down the local landmark due to safety concerns. On Oct.
County councillors concerned about possible policing cost increase

County councillors concerned about possible policing cost increase

The County of Barrhead may have to pay a lot more of its policing costs shortly. The problem is that they will not be receiving any more money from the province. That is what county manager Debbie Oyarzun told councillors Oct.
You’re never too young to start thinking about fire safety

You’re never too young to start thinking about fire safety

It is up to you to keep yourself safe. That is what Barrhead Regional Fire Services (BRFS) captain Shawn Rachkewich told a group of Barrhead Elementary School (BES) Grade 1 students last Wednesday as a prelude to Fire Prevention Week, which runs Oct.
Coats for Kids enters its 29th year

Coats for Kids enters its 29th year

It is a fact of life, in winter in northern Alberta, it is going to be cold — at times extremely cold.
RCMP host rural crime open house

RCMP host rural crime open house

The Barrhead RCMP know there is a crime problem and they are doing their best to address it. That is what Barrhead RCMP Detachment commander Sgt. Bob Dodds told a standing-room only audience at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre Sept. 25.