In an official conference held in Calgary on February 18, 2011, the Alberta government announced more than $90 million in provincial capital grants will be used to help develop 1,080 additional housing units for low to moderate income Albertans and the homeless.
This money will leverage project funding from partners for 27 projects in 13 communities across Alberta.
"This is an important step forward for the entire province," said Jonathan Denis, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs.
The 2010/20

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World of Wheels Winner, built locally

 

At the recent World Of Wheels Car Show held in Calgary, this 1956 Chevrolet pickup, owned by Gordon McKibben of Didsbury, AB, won first place in the Conservative Pickup category.
This truck was first brought to Ben Maerz, of Ben Maerz Customs in Three Hills, to be built.
Ben first built a custom chassis with modern powertrain. He then moved on to removing all rust and repaired all panels. He completely assembled the truck and made it run.
The truck was then disassembled and taken to JBK Autob

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Over 375 Trochu Valley School students and staff walked for a minimum of 15 minutes in Winter Walk Day, Feb. 9, 2011. The walk is part of the ShapeUp Alberta promotion. With the school's AMA trained student crossing guards the long line of students was quite a sight trailing through town. The older students paired up with the younger students and everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon walk, having fun and being active.

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Acme's Own History Buff

Acme Municipal Library has a special corner where often you will see Frances Lukey bent over a scrapbook. More often than not a child or two is watching her work or one of the library visitors is engaged in a lively conversation with her. Frances is the expert for Acme and area's local history. Beginning in 2000 Frances started collecting and organizing material year by year about Acme's history from her own newsletters, newspaper articles and school and community records. These were eventually

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