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Downtown Bow Island a buzzing place

Tens of thousands of bees took up temporary residence on the side of this flowerpot at a Bow Island business last week, requiring the expertise of a beekeeper to get them safely relocated.

By Jamie Rieger Whitla beekeeper, Colin Engel came to the rescue when thousands of bees became attached to a flower pot at a Bow Island business last week. According to Engel, between 50,000 and 60,000 bees were attached to the flower pot when he arrived to vacuum the bees into a box to take back to his apiary. “This saves the bees because people aren’t… Read More »

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Poor air quality prompts advisory from AHS

Air Quality Advisory issued for Southeastern Alberta AHS – Due to smoky conditions caused by wildfires in Northern Alberta and  Saskatchewan, Alberta Health Services (AHS)… Read More »

Bylaw report to town council

By Jamie Rieger Traffic, dogs, cats, and unsightly premises kept Bow Island bylaw officer, Jason Schreiber busy during the month of May, but files under… Read More »

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Bylaw passes in Redcliff without any fanfare

Well if you haven’t heard by now, Redcliff town council ended up passing it’s controversial “Communication with Litigants” bylaw amendment without too much public furor… Read More »

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By Rob Ficiur On the last day of school, children race home to share their marks with their parents (sometimes they race sometimes they might… Read More »

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