This is Fire Prevention Week and The Capital is proud to salute the Volunteer firefighters throughout Kneehill County.

Inserted in the regular issue of The Capital, you will find our 16-page special section. For the past six years, The Capital has been honored with First Place Awards for this special section. These are presented annually by the Fire Commissioner’s office - Municipal Affairs, at the Annual Convention of the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association.

We share these awards with t

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It’s National Newspaper Week in Canada and, as independent owners of The Capital, we are proud members of this industry. An industry that strongly supports this year’s theme, “Newspapers Matter: now more than ever”.

The history of the Community Newspaper is as old as the communities they serve. The Capital first printed in December of 1915 and here we are, 103 years later. We have survived the threat of the coming of radios, television and the internet. The closure of a n

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As a paid subscription newspaper that utilitizes Canada Post, the threat of a strike calls for action.

For over 100 years, The Capital has arrived in your mailbox with only a few interruptions. Well, maybe not your mailbox but you get my drift.

The looming Canada Post strike has been averted, for now.

In the case of a strike, The Capital will be available for pick-up at the office of Capital Printers Ltd., 411 Main Street, Three Hills, during regular business hours.

Copies of The Capital will al

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And just like that September is upon us. The students are back in school. The geese are flying south and the beautiful fall colors are beginning to paint quite a different picture than summer green or brown, as it was in many areas within Kneehill County.

I’ve always said that the beginning of September is like someone flicking the on switch and rolling out the red carpets in our communities.

The Town of Three Hills is one of those communities that comes alive with its annual Discovery Nig

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