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Stirling gears up for Settler Days

Jeremy Appel Westwind Weekly News The Village of Stirling’s annual Settler Days are happening this year from July 19-21. Mayor Trevor Lewington says the purpose of the days are to bring the community together for three days of family-friendly and affordable entertainment. “The idea is for the community to be able to come out and celebrate, and spend some time with their neighbours,” he said.… Read More »

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Local concern following Greyhound announcement

Tim Kalinowski Southern Alberta Newspapers Greyhound’s announcement Monday it was ending all service in western Canada (except B.C.) by Oct. 31 was met with disappointment… Read More »

SuperNet service continuing, but future unclear

Dave Mabell Southern Alberta Newspapers The province-wide SuperNet service will continue. But provincial government officials are not answering questions about a new contract with Bell… 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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Appel: UCP shoots itself in foot at convention

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 »


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 »


Wheat Challenge open for 2018

Jeremy Appel Westwind Weekly News The Alberta Wheat Commission is inviting farmers across the province to compete in the 2018 Wheat Yield Challenge, which was… Read More »

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