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Raymondite named Medicine Hat Stampede princess

Peggy Revell Southern Alberta Newspapers Abby Perrett of Raymond was named the 2018 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede princess on July 14, while Cypress County’s Haley Schlenker took home queen. “It’s like it was written in the stars for both of us,” said Schlenker, explaining that the pair competed for the crown in 2017, and took the feedback they received then to heart. “We worked… Read More »

Local News

Stirling looking into re-locating recycling trailer

Jeremy Appel Westwind Weekly News Stirling village council discusses the future of its recycling trailer at its July 11 meeting, exploring the possibility of moving… Read More »

Magrath Days happening July 26-28

Jeremy Appel Westwind Weekly News Three days of celebrating all things Magrath begins July 26 at 6 p.m., with softball games and a movie night… Read More »

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Raymond hosts 116th annual Canada Day Stampede

Jeremy Appel Westwind Weekly News It’s rodeo season in southern Alberta. The Town of Raymond hosted its 116th annual Canada Day Stampede, the oldest such… Read More »

Comets cap perfect season with provincial championship

Garrett Simmons Westwind Weekly News The Raymond Comets senior girls rugby team is on top of the provincial landscape. Raymond capped off an undefeated 2018… Read More »

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Last week’s inaugural UCP convention in Red Deer attracted 2,600 attendees, making it the largest political convention in Alberta’s history. This is certainly a positive.… Read More »

Appel: NDP ignoring rural concerns

If the provincial election were held today, the NDP would likely be wiped out in rural Alberta, which is largely a result of their own… Read More »

Editorial

Why Doug Ford’s majority win is good news for the UCP

Doug Ford’s resounding victory in the June 7 Ontario provincial election sent shockwaves through Canadian politics. Canada’s largest province has elected a brash Diet Trump,… Read More »

Nothing has changed; Trans Mountain project will continue to drag on

The only thing that has really changed when it comes to the Kinder Morgan pipeline is that taxpayers are now on the hook. One of… Read More »

Agricultural

Magrath-area farm family awarded at Stampede

Jeremy Appel Westwind Weekly News The owners of Stanford Farms in Cardston County received the 22nd annual BMO Farm Family Awards, along with 19 other… Read More »

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