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Lauryn Heintz

Lauryn Heintz

Lauryn Heintz covers Okotoks and Foothills County news for OkotoksToday.ca and the Western Wheel newspaper.
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Recent Work by Lauryn

Alberta lays out plans for proposed provincial police force

Alberta lays out plans for proposed provincial police force

The Province launched a website to follow through on a promise to be transparent with Albertans as it explores the possibility of a provincial police force.
Firefighters, RCMP make a splash at Southern Alberta girl's Wish Day

Firefighters, RCMP make a splash at Southern Alberta girl's Wish Day

Six-year-old Claire Sonnenberg of Okotoks, who was born with spastic cerebral palsy, woke up to a fully accessible swim spa in her backyard thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Kenney proclaims Sept. 1 'Alberta Day'

Kenney proclaims Sept. 1 'Alberta Day'

For years, Albertans have celebrated the province's history on Heritage Day, the first Monday in August. Now, Premier Jason Kenney said there will be one more day of celebration: on the newly proclaimed Alberta Day.
Family pleased with decision to deny day parole to teen murderer

Family pleased with decision to deny day parole to teen murderer

Tristan Ryan, formerly Bradley Paetsch, who stabbed his ex-girlfriend Stephanie Spooner to death in her Okotoks home on Jan. 23, 1991, was denied a request for day parole Wednesday.
Province extends electricity rebates to December

Province extends electricity rebates to December

Alberta is using some of its $3.9 billion surplus to provide three more months of electricity rebates.
Two Southern Albertan men instrumental in discovery of Yukon mammoth

Two Southern Albertan men instrumental in discovery of Yukon mammoth

"I think, for me, this is a scientific highlight of my career."
Long-awaited utility rebates set to appear on July bills

Long-awaited utility rebates set to appear on July bills

Ratepayers can expect to see a $50 credit tagged onto their July, August and September utility bills.
Community mourns Okotoks legend Bearcat Murray

Community mourns Okotoks legend Bearcat Murray

Jim 'Bearcat' Murray, a beloved member of the community and the trainer of the 1989 Stanley Cup-winning Flames, passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 89.
Province to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions

Province to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions

As of midnight Tuesday, Alberta will change COVID isolation protocols from mandatory to recommended.
Hinshaw addresses alleged stigmatization of LGBTQ2S+ community in monkeypox messaging

Hinshaw addresses alleged stigmatization of LGBTQ2S+ community in monkeypox messaging

Dr. Deena Hinshaw apologized for creating a sense of shame amongst members of the community after a series of tweets indicated confirmed cases of monkeypox worldwide have been seen predominantly in men who reported having sex with other men.