Minister Jason Nixon offers comments on Conservation

There have been a number of false claims and misinformation circulating about the Alberta government’s commitment to conservation recently. Albertans can and should have a debate on government policies, but that debate ought to be based on truth.

For example, I recently saw an opinion piece in a major daily newspaper suggesting that government is somehow failing to protect our natural landscapes. Nothing could be further from the truth.

From day one, Alberta’s government has underta

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Three Hills Town Council approves road repair funding

A Special Meeting of Three Hills Town Council was held on Monday, August 10, 2020 with all members of council present.

Summer scheduling has the next regular council meeting set for August 24.

Mayor Tim Shearlaw called the meeting to order at 5:33 pm. The first order of business was to appoint Ryan Leuzinger as the Chief Administrative Officer. Ryan officially started with the town on August 1, 2020.

As of Tuesday, August 18, 2020 the Three HIlls Farmers Market will operate out of the Three Hil

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Staying close to home

While things are still busy on the political front, I wanted to write this week’s column about experiencing what East Central Alberta has to offer during a time when travel options are more limited than normal. There is a lot to do locally and it has been interesting to hear from a growing number of folks who, after having their summer travel plans canceled due to COVID-19, found some of the best experiences imaginable, only an hour or two from home.

In all corners of Battle River-Crowfo

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School health measures now include mandatory masks

As part of a number of new school safety measures to combat COVID-19, mask use for Grade 4 to 12 students, and all school staff, will be mandatory when school returns for the 2020-21 year.

While mandatory mask use is for students in Grades 4 to 12 and all staff, all students and staff in public, separate, Francophone, charter and independent schools will receive two reusable masks from Alberta’s government. More than 1.6 million masks will be distributed to 740,000 students and 90,000 sta

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