And just like that, school is back in class.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember a summer as hot and smoky as this one. But wait, summer is not over. Fall kicks in on September 22 and the splash parks in Three Hills and Trochu remain open while the summer heat continues.

Wildfires have plagued British Columbia this summer with dry conditions being a factor. It’s unfortunate that so many of these fires have been caused by humans.

Campfires left smoldering, flicked cigar

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We still have just over three weeks of summer left so get out there and soak it up. And speaking of soak, the Labour Day weekend usually marks the closure of our area outdoor pools. Acme closed last Saturday while Carbon and Trochu will wrap things up on Monday, September 4. I am told that the splash parks in Three Hills and Trochu will remain open while weather permits.

It’s back to school next Tuesday, throughout the Golden Hills School Division. Keep a watchful eye as our students head

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Well, here’s hoping you haven’t destroyed your retinas by looking directly at Monday’s solar eclipse.

I keep hearing newscasts about the “once in a lifetime experience.” Truth be known, they happen, somewhere in the world, every 18 months.

We will experience a “Total Solar Eclipse” right here, in 2024. That gives us seven years to order our next set of over-priced, over-rated, protective glasses. Or, ask a welder if you can wear his welding goggles.


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The next General Election will happen on Monday, October 16, 2017. Nomination Day will be Monday, September 18, 2017.

To become a candidate, you must be at least 18 years of age on Nomination Day, a Canadian citizen, and you must have been a resident of the local jurisdiction for the six consecutive months immediately preceding Nomination Day.

Make sure you check “A Guide for Candidates”, provided by Alberta Municipal Affairs, to see if you are not eligible, for some reason.


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