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Health talk held to discuss local healthcare

Barrhead residents are concerned about the lack of health professionals practicing in the community. To be more specific they believe there are not enough family doctors.
Woodlands County councillor calls for a mayoral review

Woodlands County councillor calls for a mayoral review

An informal petition calling for Woodlands County mayor Ron Govenlock to be removed from the committee negotiating with the Town of Whitecourt resulted in a call for a mayoral review at the Sept.

Council discusses possibility of private security patrols

It might be time for Barrhead’s business community to hire a private patrol service. That is what Town of Barrhead Coun. Don Smith suggested during council’s Sept. 10 meeting. “I think the time has come,” he said.
Woodlands County water and sewer rates to increase come the new year

Woodlands County water and sewer rates to increase come the new year

Woodlands County residents will be paying more for their water and sewer. On Sept. 3, councillors unanimously approved Bylaw 529/19, also known as the Water and Sewer Bylaw, which amended the fees the county charges residents for water and sewer.
County of Barrhead chosen to be part of agriculture plastic recycling program

County of Barrhead chosen to be part of agriculture plastic recycling program

The County of Barrhead has been selected as one of the sites for a three-year pilot program to help reduce the amount of agricultural plastic that ends up in Alberta landfills. That is what county manager Debbie Oyarzun stated on Sept.

Pembina Hills trustees welcome funding formula review

Though Pembina Hills trustees would welcome a review of the current enrolment-driven education funding formula as recommended by the Blue Ribbon Panel on Alberta’s Finances, trustees would rather see the review focus on areas like funding transportat
County hosts Thunder Lake info session

County hosts Thunder Lake info session

The County of Barrhead is hoping more understanding will help the municipality alleviate some of the issues it is having regarding some Thunder Lake residents misusing its public municipal reserve lands. That is why the county scheduled an Aug.

CRA ruling could have wider implication for municipalities

County of Barrhead councillors are concerned a recent decision by the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) could have potential financial ramifications as well as impact how they deal with other municipalities. On Aug.
Public to have their say on Thunder Lake municipal public reserve land

Public to have their say on Thunder Lake municipal public reserve land

Thunder Lake area residents will have a chance to voice their opinion on what they would like to see for the future of the County of Barrhead’s municipal public reserve lands surrounding the lake. Councillors unanimously set a public meeting for Aug.

Facing huge tax arrears, Woodlands suspends non-essential spending

Kevin Berger – Leader Staff Facing a revenue shortfall due to more than $4.