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Ralston citizens mobilize for Operation WOMBLE

PHOTO BY TIM KALINOWSKI- The citizens of Ralston held a tree-planting in honour of Earth Day, along with a village clean-up and barbecue last Thursday afternoon.

By Tim Kalinowski Citizens of the Village of Ralston turned out in large numbers last Thursday to support “Operation WOMBLE,” a community clean-up and tree planting day. Carried out with military precision, the community was divided into quadrants with different Ralston School grades, supported by serving members and their spouses, each taking an area to canvass through pick up any litter they found. Before dispersing… Read More »

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Commentator File Photo by Jamie Rieger- This week marks Rail Safety Week in Canada and CP, CPPS, and organizations like Operation Lifesaver are raising awareness to the importance of being vigilant around railroad tracks so incidents such as this one at Bow Island in Feb., 2012.

Bow Island recognizes Rail Safety Week

Bow Island town council, at their Apr. 24 meeting, proclaimed April 25 to May 1 Rail Safety Week, in conjunction with Canadian Pacific and Canadian… Read More »

PHOTO BY JAMIE RIEGER- Branden Langeweg carries a piece of equipment that was donated to the club for recycling.

4Hers hold Electronics Round-up Day

By Jamie Rieger Members of the North 40 Mile 4H Club held their annual Electronics Round-up Day on Saturday, which helped raise money for their… Read More »

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Flying to a provincial championship

The Bow Island/Foremost Bantam Flyers skated to a gold medal finish at the Bantam D Provincial Championship last weekend. The team went undefeated in the… Read More »

PHOTO BY TIM KALINOWSKI - Cassandra Forbes and Ryder Petrick of Redcliff were celebrating their silver and gold medal wins at the Alberta Winter Games with their family and friends last week.

Redcliff athletes celebrate Winter Games medal wins

By Tim Kalinowski Redcliff saw two local athletes add to its sporting legacy during last week’s Alberta Winter Games. Cassandra Forbes won a silver medal… Read More »

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Celebrating Earth Day?

By Tim Kalinowski April 22 was Earth Day. That’s always an important day for me every year, and I always try to mark the occasion… Read More »

2016 Toronto Raptors: Time to win is now

By Rob Ficiur For the first time in their 21 year history the Toronto Raptors have had three consecutive winning seasons. Their three best regular seasons… Read More »


One excuse after another with Bill 6

It was mid-December when the Notley government passed rather triumphantly, Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Ranch and Farm Workers Act. Despite pleas and protests… Read More »

No winners in Ezekiel Stephan case

Ezekiel Stephan, 19 months old, died four years ago this past March. His parents David and Collet, loving parents by most accounts, currently on trial… Read More »

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Conspiracy theories

By Rob Ficiur One of the great things about conspiracy theories is that they never have to prove anything.  Conspirators can ask their questions without… Read More »

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