Our thoughts and prayers go out to the folks between Carstairs and Didsbury who experienced the devastating tornado of July 1, 2023.

We must be thankful that human life was spared even though 14 houses were affected, and five houses were completely destroyed. One woman was trapped in her basement as her home was destroyed above her. Carstairs Fire Department pulled her from the rubble and she only suffered minor injuries. 25 cows and 20 chickens died in the storm and one horse had to be put down

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Now that summer is here we can prepare for the Canada Day long weekend.

This year July 1, Canada Day, falls on a Saturday. Monday, July 3, is a holiday as well, for most people.

If you’re not packing up the station wagon and heading off on a “well-deserved” summer vacation, you’ll probably want to take in the local festivities.

It’s Trochu’s big weekend with a fun-filled Friday and Saturday planned.

The Crooked Horn Junior Rodeo kicks off Friday at the Ag grou

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We can all be thankful that the rain, that we rely on in an agricultural community, finally came.

It may be too late for some early seeded cereals but it’s “Just what the doctor ordered” for the rest of the crops in this area and beyond.

According to my source, fields east of the Red Deer River are much drier than fields west of Highway 21. We’re going to need a lot more rain to finish this year’s crops. So far there has been no real hail damage in the local area.


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Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 18.

According to my cell phone, Sunday is supposed to be cool and wet. As a matter of fact, once we get to Wednesday, June 14, or today, if you get your paper on time, it should be raining with a high of 16 Celsius.

You know, I could talk about barbeques and chocolate cake and fishing and golf and the list goes on for Father’s Day gift ideas, but this year please enjoy a big dose of cooler temperatures and buckets of rain. That’s all

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