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Era ends as Redcliff Pressed Brick plant torn down

Photo by Tim Kalinowski- Crews were on site at the century-old Redcliff Pressed Brick plant last week to begin the demolition process. The work marks the end of an era in Redcliff's history.

By Tim Kalinowski Redcliff lost another piece of its industrial history as the I-XL Pressed Brick plant was demolished in the community last week. The plant closed in 2004, and was the last of its kind in town. At one point there were three brickworks in total in Redcliff, all in operation prior to 1913. The Sissons family built the Redcliff Pressed Brick plant in… Read More »

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New feed assistance program on the way for quarantined ranches

By Collin Gallant Southern Alberta Newspapers Action is coming more quickly to help ranchers in the region caught up in a quarantine to contain bovine… Read More »

PHOTO COURTESY OF CFB SUFFIELD - CFB Suffield will be staggering its elk hunt this year to put less pressure on the range, while at the same time opening up previously unhunted areas of the base to thin herds out of sensitive wildlife areas.

CFB Suffield opens National Wildlife refuge to elk hunters

By Tim Kalinowski CFB Suffield has decided to change the way it does this year’s elk hunt, says base commander Lt. Col. John Scott. “I… Read More »

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Photo by Jamie Rieger - Jonathan Dekker fires the ball past the Ecole Mallaig front line in the gold medal game on Saturday.

Senator Gershaw boys take home silver

By Jamie Rieger The Senator Gershaw Gators boys’ team chiseled their way through the 1A provincial volleyball championship held in Bow Island over the weekend,… Read More »

Base bring in Hockey Canada for unique cultural exchange

By Tim Kalinowski CFB Suffield has a new base hockey coach. Paul Murphy comes to south east Alberta via Nova Scotia. He recently retired after… Read More »

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SGS hosts spectacular tourney

By Jamie Rieger It was a busy weekend in Bow Island with Senator Gershaw hosting both boys’ and girls’ 1A provincial volleyball championships and I… Read More »

Remembering Leonard Cohen

By Tim Kalinowski Leonard Cohen died two weeks ago at age 82. I had been writing late into Thursday night that week not watching the… Read More »


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Randoms thoughts about provincial volleyball

By Rob Ficiur Everyone in Bow Island knew there was provincial volleyball in town this week. For more than a year a group of dedicated… Read More »

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