Considering we’re all sweltering in the heat many thoughts turn to a dip in our lakes, rivers, streams and pools. It sounds mighty inviting but sometimes you can get yourself in trouble in almost any depth of water.

Here are some simple tips to enjoy recreational water safely.

Prior to leaving home, check the air quality, humidity and for any forecasted heat warnings.

There is always a risk of injury when swimming, especially in unmonitored bodies of water. Here are a few ways you can prev

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Congratulations to the nine youth accepted into the first-ever Three Hills RCMP Youth Academy. This was a tremendous opportunity for these young people to get a glimpse of what it takes to become an active and productive member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Hat’s off to Sgt. Jamie Day, his team of officers and administrative staff for making the week-long event such a tremendous success.

If you have never attended the Carbon Legion Soap Box Derby you are missing out. Head to Carbon

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There’s nothing like an outdoor celebration, especially if the weather cooperates. With a deep breath and a sigh of relief, all of the communities within Kneehill County enjoyed fine weather for their parades and events.

Next time you take in any kind of community activity, think about what and who made it happen. It sure didn’t happen by itself.

Lots of time, lots of planning and lots of volunteers are all a big part of what it takes to make things happen in any community. It also t

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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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