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Raymond town council upholds decision to keep pool closed for 2020

By Cole Parkinson Westwind Weekly News After a lengthy discussion, Raymond town council has stayed the course in terms of keeping the community pool closed for the season. While council had originally carried a motion to close the pool for the entire 2020 season during their May 5 meeting, with restrictions somewhat loosening with Phase 2, another discussion around the pool was had. “The Town… Read More »

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Alberta’s Recovery Plan: Creating jobs, building, diversifying

Alberta’s Recovery Plan details the province’s economic strategy, including a record $10-billion investment in infrastructure and a plan for 50,000 jobs this year. Following the… Read More »

Three Alberta graduates will each win $2,000 to ease financial stress during a challenging graduating year

Credit Unions of Alberta launched a video contest last week in an initiative to set Alberta high school graduates up for future financial success. The… Read More »

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Hopes high for Trout’s Angels

By Bruce Penton For long-suffering Los Angeles Angels’ fans, this might be the year. If baseball is ever played, that is. Major League Baseball may… Read More »

NFL anthem flap ready to erupt again

By Bruce Penton “Oh, say, can you see? George Floyd’s legacy?” By dying from a Minneapolis police officer’s knee pressed to his neck in late… Read More »

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Paddler’s paradise on the Red Deer River

By Trevor Busch Westwind Weekly News Paddling rivers in southern Alberta can become a passion. Whether it be close to home on the Oldman River,… Read More »

NHL on track to begin playoffs in August

By Cole Parkinson Alta Newspaper Group - Taber The NHL is back! Not right now…or any time soon and there isn’t a guarantee any… Read More »


Stay safe on the roads this summer

The thought of someone being knocked off their bicycle, even if not seriously injured, makes everyone wince and feel terrible for everyone involved. Cyclists are… Read More »

It all starts with listening

A lot of society’s ills are because of passing judgment on others using poorly-based, preconceived or just flat out bereft of actual facts to make… Read More »


New grain dryer program for farmers hit with tough harvest

A new grant program is now available to help grain farmers upgrade their grain handling systems.  The Efficient Grain Dryer Program is funded through the… Read More »

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