Renee O’Brien acclaimed as Carbon Councillor

Congratulations to Renee O’Brien on becoming Carbon’s newest councillor. Carbon will have no need for an election as Mrs. O’Brien received the post by acclamation on July 12.

She has been a Carbon resident since she was 16 years old, having arrived to the Carbon community in 1989 from Grand Falls, Newfoundland. After graduating from Carbon School, she worked 13 years at Eagle Lake Nurseries in Strathmore and has worked the past seven years with ATCO Energy Solutions. “My

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Gardener’s Report updates Council on Arboretum activities


The Town of Trochu held their regular Council meeting on Monday, July 16, 2018. 

Director of Operations Report

A cracked valve was replaced at the Arboretum and a broken water line was repaired. Summer students assisted with the levelling of the fountain. It was noted in the ‘Gardener’s Report’ that it took a full day with five people working and Tom Bigelow was awarded the electrical work for the irrigation electrical repair and power to Sara’s fountain

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The 420 on Canada’s Marijuana Legalization

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on June 20 that Canadians will be able to consume marijuana recreationally without criminal penalties starting this fall, on Oct. 17, 2018.

“We will soon have a new system in place, one that keeps cannabis out of the hands of our kids, and keeps profits away from organized crime,” said Prime Minister Trudeau on Wednesday, June 20.

The Canadian government left the practical details of implementing legalization to the provinces and territories.

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Driver survives 60-foot plunge into coulee

Carbon and Linden Fire Departments were dispatched to an accident scene on Friday evening, July 6 at around 9:24 p.m. A vehicle had pitched over an embankment after a perilous journey through fences, fields, and highways, finally entering a barley field on the north side of Hwy 575, about a quarter mile east of Hwy 21.

Alcohol was not a factor and the lone occupant, a female driver was experiencing medical related distress. She was driving a black two-door Saturn.

The vehicle was westbound from

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