UPDATED:  Train/truck collision shuts down Highway 575

It was a foggy morning when, at approximately 10:20 a.m., on Wednesday, March 21 a semi-trailer truck collided with a moving Canadian National train at the crossing located on Hwy 575, near Range Road 24-2. The semi-trailer, carrying a full load of wheat was eastbound when the driver finally caught sight of another semi-trailer truck in his lane, that was stopped at the railway tracks waiting for it to pass. Rather than hit that vehicle, the driver of the semi swerved into the north ditch, and

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Three Hills Chamber of Commerce names new Executive

The Three Hills Chamber of Commerce held their annual general meeting at the Bell 720 Restaurant and Lounge on March 15.

The Executive Officers and Directors as nominated were acclaimed to their positions. President - Jeannette Austin; Vice-President - Matthew Ironside; Secretary Treasurer - Leah Edwards. Directors are: Roger Stevenson, Heather Yeomans, Stephen Wiley, Charity Vollmann, and Mumtaz Premji. Other Directors could be nominated or elected at any general meeting.

In addition to the ac

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Prairie Brewing Company expands operations

Exciting things are happening at the Prairie Brewing Company. Born out of a love for beer and the Three Hills area community, friends Darren Kester, Mark Ferguson, Ryan Ferguson, and Owen Klassen have recently expanded their brewing operations and have begun canning their Ghost Pale Honey Ale and Eqwitty Orange Belgian Witbier.

After touring breweries in New Zealand and Australia in 2015, they decided to give brewing a try themselves, learning from books and taking an online course.

Their first

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Grains Connect Canada prepares to break ground near Huxley

Grains Connect Canada is in the final stages of planning, anticipating the construction of their 4th terminal in Canada to be located near Huxley, AB. Existing Grains Connect terminals include two completed elevators; one in Maymont, Sask. and another in Wilkie, Sask., as well as one under construction in Vegreville, Alta.

The Huxley area is already serviced by nearby elevators, the Equity Cargill Terminal and the Trochu Viterra Terminal, however the area has proven to be so reliable in quality

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