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
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.
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
It hasn’t been a good week for Tofield pharmacy owners Darren and Gaylene Erickson (originally of Killam). Continue Reading
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.
Come and explore Flagstaff County was the refrain for the Country Roots Tour, on Saturday, Aug. 15. Continue Reading
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
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
We were able to bring our readers another community-minded feature thanks to your continued support! If you didn’t get a chance, check out the 2015 Salute to Law Enforcement in the August 11 edition of The Community Press! Still for sale on newsstands for 1 more day!
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
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
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!
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
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The Battle River Hockey League, which only had five teams in the league last year, has played its last season under and has folded. The BRHL was the longest running hockey league in Western Canada. Continue Reading
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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