Every once in a while I have to say a few words to explain why things get done or don’t get done the way we are accustomed to in the Town of Three Hills.

Let’s talk about mowing grass.

Yes, I have received many questions pertaining to mowing over the past few months.

Just to clarify a few things. The Town of Three HIlls was six staff members short from our outside crew. We were two months late in being able to hire our summer students that spend their time with the town cutting grass

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It’s hard to believe that, as I write this column, the Pine Lake tornado is 20 years old.

On July 14, 2000, I stood with a group of Kneehill Ambulance personnel at the old Three Hills Rodeo grounds. The evening rodeo performance was soon to begin.

We noticed a massive anvil cloud that seemed to hover in the sky to the north. It was just after 7 pm when radio dispatch called all available ambulances and personnel to the Green Acres Campground Resort at Pine Lake. The rest is history, never

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Break out the swimming suits and prepare to make a splash at the Three Hills Aquatic Centre.

I thought I would try and make the Aquatic Centre re-opening sound exciting but I’m having a hard time.

Yes, it re-opens on Tuesday, July 14. Yes, there are limitations in place to keep you safe from the spread of Covid-19.

There will be a maximum of 25 participants in the pool at one time. The usual maximum is about 200 so that will give everyone lots of opportunity for social distancing.


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The summer months are upon us. Those days of soda and pretzels and it better not be beer, especially if you are operating a motor vehicle.

And remember, driving while intoxicated just doesn’t mean you’ve had too much to drink. You can also be impaired through the use of cannabis products and prescription medications.

“Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs is criminal and dangerous. If you have consumed alcohol, don’t drive. Call a taxi, use a ridesharing service or d

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