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Daysland Knights of Columbus Providence Council celebrates 60 years


Close to 100 people attended a special 60th anniversary Mass and Supper in Daysland hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Council #4008. This event was held at Our lady of the Prairies Catholic Church on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Continue Reading

Sedgewick’s Rough Stock Rodeo a great show


This year’s Rough Stock Rodeo, presented by the Sedgewick Ag. Society, returned to a one-day event, and added some terrific talent to the start and middle of the event for a very entertaining day, on Sunday, Aug. 23.
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Proposed daycare looking to fund new structure

During Flagstaff County Council’s regular monthly meeting on Aug. 19, Joyce Biggs, Dan Fee, Diane Gordon, and Andrea Bole made a presentation on behalf of the Flagstaff Kid’s Connections Daycare Centre.

The group presented Council with a projected budget and action plan. Continue Reading

Security footage released from Tofield drug store Break-in

Video surveillance footage has been released from Monday morning’s break and enter of the Guardian Drugs store in Tofield, which saw thieves smash a truck through the building in order to gain access. Owner Darren Erickson (formerly of Killam) provided Caribou Publishing with the below footage. The original story was published in the August 18 edition of the Tofield Mercury.

In the first video (above), you can see a pickup truck pull up. One of the suspects is seen peering into the window and kicks the glass front door once, before apparently instructing the driver to back up and ram the front with the pickup, completely destroying the front of the building. The truck then backs up and the suspects enter.
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Heisler Cardinals win fourth straight BRBL title

After a three week delay, the final series of the BRBL resumed on Tuesday, Aug. 11 in Spring Lake between the Lakers and the Heisler Cardinals. Continue Reading

RCMP impaired driving event educates drivers

On the evening of Thursday, Aug. 13, motorists passing through Daysland on Highway 13 encountered a massive checkstop that handed out some positivity.

The impaired driving event involved drivers being stopped and given an assortment of free merchandise, including can “koozies,” beach balls, and goodie bags, in order to promote awareness about drunk and drugged driving. Continue Reading

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Village of Strome residents to vote on the viability of their municipality

Residents of the village of Strome received letters this week, dated July 31, outlining the timeline for the village’s viability review, which was started by a request of Council in September 2014.

“On January 30, 2015 the Viability Review Team determined that the Village of Strome was trending towards non-viability,” said the letter. Continue Reading

Black-Necked Stilt a rare sight on Alberta prairie

Murray Hampshire likes to set up a trail cam to watch wildlife, and sometimes gets very lucky and captures amazing scenes like that above, as he recorded the mating dances of the Sharp Tail Grouse, with the male, above, not preening for the camera, as it appears, but for the hen behind it. It should be noted that due to email attachment size constraints, the resolution of the above photo is about one-tenth of that of the original recording.

To many, Murray Hampshire is a familiar name because of his work at Flagstaff Waste Management, but we recently discovered that Hampshire is also an avid naturalist.

Hampshire was excited recently to cross a bird off his life bird list, when he spotted a Black-Necked Stilt on his way to work. Continue Reading

Flagstaff teen takes Supreme Champion at Calgary Stampede

Cole McMahon has won several awards this year for his two year old cow and bull calf, including the Supreme Champion award at the Calgary Stampede. McMahon has received multiple scholarships for his entries, and is pursuing a career in agriculture.

Cole McMahon has spent the last several years working with cattle, and as the most successful year of his career nears completion, he is looking toward a future in the industry.

McMahon has won several awards this year, including the Supreme Champion Commercial Female at Summer Synergy in Olds, and the Provincial 4-H Heifer Champion at the Calgary Stampede.

His most recent win was the Supreme Champion Female and Bull Calf at the Wild Rose Classic in Lacombe.

“I got started with cows when I was about nine,” he said, crediting his interest to his friends in the Dietrich family.

McMahon has been a part of the Hastings Coulee 4-H beef club since he was 11, and has tried a variety of different projects. Continue Reading

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Due to Heritage Day, the next edition of The Community Press will come out on Wednesday, August 5. The good news is, our deadline for ads and news submissions has been extended to Tuesday, August 4 at 10 am! 

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Country Roots Tour to showcase Flagstaff museums and agriculture

Inspired by the success of last year’s one-day, County-wide Museum Tour, and by Alberta Agriculture’s Open Farm Days, Flagstaff Business Economic Development and Ag. Services departments have partnered for a Country Roots Tour on Saturday, Aug. 15. Continue Reading

Successful recycling programs in Flagstaff are diverting almost 10,000 tonnes of garbage from the main landfill every year

Flagstaff Waste’s cardboard recycling program has been very successful, keeping this waste from the landfill, and earning $80 per tonne.

Why do you have to sort your load when you go to Flagstaff Waste Management, or any county transfer site?

Because doing so, says Murray Hampshire, Business Manager at Flagstaff Regional Solid Waste Management, can extend the life of our landfill by as much as 15 years.
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