The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) has released its annual report Alberta's Reserves 2009 and Supply/Demand Outlook 2010-2019. The ERCB report is a source of information on the state of reserves and the supply and demand outlook for Alberta's diverse energy resources: crude bitumen, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, coal, and sulphur.
In 2009, Alberta produced 1.49 million barrels per day of raw crude bitumen from the oil sands. The 2009 yearly total of 544 million barrels

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Outdoor Cinema a hit

Black clouds threatened, but blew by Trochu last Tuesday night, allowing close to 180 people to enjoy a movie in the Park. An ACE Communities initiative, sponsored by Servus Credit Union and numerous other Trochu businesses, was well-received after being rained out earlier in June.
People started arriving after 9 pm with their lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray. Fresh Air Cinema out of Red Deer had their giant inflatable screen up and some tunes playing. Kids played around with beach balls, pe

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At their June 14 regular meeting, Acme Council decided to hold the citizen requested town meeting on Wednesday, July 14. It will be held at the Acme Hall with a two hour time limit from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Questions for Council should be handed into the office by July 5. There will be no open mic. The request came about because a group of citizens have questions for all of Council. Council asked Administration to locate somebody neutral, to act as mediator.
Bert Jackson, on behalf of the ceme

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Coulee Park gets major Spruce Up
The Village of Linden's coulee has received a very professional make-over. On Tuesday, June 22 the Encana Corporation brought about 34 employees who were joined by Linden residents, Village staff, park caretakers, and local firemen for a day of "Coulee Park Spruce Up and BBQ".
The crews planted an assortment of 57 trees, bought locally, that included 5' to 10' Spruce, Aspen, and Schubert (about $5000). Mulch was laid around the trees with some of it donated by S & G Bobcat Services. The 1

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