County Council hears safety concerns regarding Highway 585

Highway 585 Request from Town of Trochu

Kneehill County Council approved a request from the Town of Trochu, to direct Administration to organize a meeting with Ric McIver, Minister of Transportation, Town of Trochu and Kneehill and Starland County to discuss the condition of the portion of Highway 585 which goes down the river hill to Tolman Bridge. This particular section of roadway has been an ongoing concern since 2016. Some work was started in the area at the end of September in 2017. Clr.

Read more

Prairie College enters its 98th Year of Classes

Another academic year has begun (in the halls, skies, nursing labs, and athletic courts) at Prairie College.

Students have been in classes now for two weeks, with new students arriving on September 2nd from all across the world; from 6 of the 7 continents (excluding only Antarctica).

This year the programs enjoying strong enrollment include Aviation, Digital Media, and Licensed Practical Nursing. Prairie’s Managing Director of Marketing and Enrollment, Emily Allert-House, says, “We

Read more

Ribbon cutting ceremony held for AFD Petroleum Fuel Station in Carbon

AFD Petroleum held a supper-hour barbecue in the Village of Carbon on Thursday, Sept. 12 to officially mark the opening of the fuel station. Many were raving about the thick and delicious hamburgers but there were hot dogs, chips and pop as well. The Hon. Martin Shields and his daughter were also in attendance to support the event. “This is so great to have a fuel station come in, that can keep small rural communities viable, knowing that it won’t be a real money-maker,” said

Read more

Trochu Pool liner upgrades begin

The Town of Trochu held their regular meeting Sept. 19, 2019.

Administrator’s Report

Upgrades to the swimming pool liner have begun and conversations are in the works with senior life guards to get opinions on other improvements that might result in more attendance through the season.

A Senior’s Housing meeting has been scheduled for Sept. 10. Administration advised Council that once the ASP (Area Structure Plan) is completed, funding and grant applications will be pursued. A traffi

Read more