Town of Trochu goes Green

The Town of Trochu wanted their sign lit up, but they didn't want to have to pay a power company each month for the cost of lighting. That's where Dwayne Ibsen stepped in. The owner of IBCO, a renewable energy company, he was able to bring ideas to the table. The L.E.D. lights are wind and solar powered. They are programmed to automatically come on at dusk, and remain lit until dawn. "This system will provide lighting all year round," says Dwayne. The lights can run for five nights without the

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Connie Osterman donates Acme History Book

Connie Osterman, a former provincial politician and member of the Legislated Assembly (1979-1992) attended an Acme Library sponsored Strawberry Shortcake and Tea on Monday afternoon, October 18 in order to present the Library with a first copy edition of Acme's Centennial History Book. Ms. Osterman purchased the book when it was auctioned at Acme's Centennial celebration held this past summer. She was of the opinion that the first copy should remain with the library for the enjoyment of the who

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PBI hosts Purely Canadian Youth Workers Conference

 

Canadian teens face many tough issues, issues that can make or break a life.
Last weekend, Prairie Bible College hosted its 4th annual Purely Canadian Youth Workers Conference where some of those tough issues were tackled under the theme of "Wreckage."
Guest presenters included Toronto's Brian Pengelly, Sid Koop from Lethbridge, and Juno Award winner Amanda Falk from Winnipeg. Workshops, focused on how to help teens, covered topics such as divorce, basic counseling skills, working with high-r

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Crash victims escape serious injury

 

A one-ton truck driven by a male resident of Carstairs, was northbound on SR#806 on Friday, October 15 at 7:00 am, when it collided with a westbound semi truck (hauling grain) at the intersection of 806 and 583. The cab of the semi became detached from the trailer and laid on its side. It was mangled to a point that its driver and passenger (from Strathmore) had to be extricated but had no apparent serious injuries. "They received cuts and bruises," said Three Hills RCMP.
The driver of the on

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