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Terry and Donna Howe: celebrating two lifetimes of building community

Terry and Donna Howe of Alliance are being recognized by the Battle River Community Foundation as “community builders,” people who dedicate their time and energy to helping local communities thrive.

The couple will be the guests of honour at a tribute evening taking place in Alliance on May 29.

All proceeds from the dinner will be used to start the Terry and Donna Howe fund, which will support projects in the Alliance and Castor area. Read More →

Newest Corporal happy to be back working in rural Alberta

Killam RCMP Detachment members have welcomed a new corporal this month, as Corporal James Malone arrived.

Malone replaces Cpl. Brent Robinson, who has moved to Rocky Mountain House.

Malone comes to Killam from a detachment in Nunavut that was 500 km north of the Arctic Circle. Read More →

Local RCMP Detachment welcomes new commander

The Killam RCMP Detachment has a new commander, as Sgt. Judith Devoe has taken up the position.

Devoe has replaced Staff Sergeant Lee Brachmann, and comes to Killam from Depot, the RCMP training facility in Regina, where she was an Applied Police Sciences Facilitator for three years. Read More →

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Terrific sendoff for Daysland Grad Class of 2015

The Grade 12 class of Daysland School held their graduation ceremony in the school gym on Friday, May 1, with the theme ‘The world awaits.’ Read More →

Forestburg celebrates Grad Class of 2015

The Forestburg School graduating Class of 2015 celebrated a bright future on Friday, May 9, graduates attended a very special ceremony that night at the Arena. Read More →

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Killam Wheat Kings end season with banquet and awards

The Killam Wheat Kings Junior B hockey club held their awards and season wrap-up banquet on Saturday, April 25 in the Killam Hall, with players, coaches, families, sponsors, and the board members all in attendance. The snow outside was hockey appropriate! Read More →

Flagstaff students ask frank questions of Battle River-Wainwright candidates

From the left: Liberal candidate Ron Williams, current Mayor of Strome; Wildrose candidate Wes Taylor; PC Candidate Blake Prior; and Killam Public School Grade 5/6 teacher Gary Smith.

Three of the four Battle River-Wainwright candidates participated in a forum hosted by Killam Public School, with Sedgewick and Forestburg students participating electronically.

KPS teacher Gary Smith, who organized the event said, “We feel very privileged to have the candidates here with us today; thank you for making time in your busy schedules.”

Smith talked about the importance of voting, and said students will be participating in the Alberta Student Vote project. Read More →

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Sedgewick Fireman’s Gala a huge success

Sedgewick Firefighters were honoured on Friday, April 10 at the Sedgewick Fireman’s Gala 2015, celebrating the recent completion of the Firefighter Level 1 designation by nine members of the department. Pictured above are: Dave Zayonce, Regional Fire Services Coordinator with Camrose County, Deputy Chief John Armitage, Training Officer Tyson Armitage, Fire Chief Joe Hebert, Firefighter Ted Djos, Firefighter Ariana Vandenberg, Firefighter Cory Gagnon, Firefighter Rob Djos, Firefighter James Steil, Deputy Chief Rob McArthur, Firefighter Rick Sheppard, and Don Rosland, Fire Rescue Officer for the Alberta Office of the Fire Commissioner for East Central Alberta.

The Town of Sedgewick hosted the Sedgewick Fireman’s Gala 2015 to celebrate nine of the department’s members completing the Firefighter Level 1 course, on Friday, April 10 at the Community Hall. Read More →

ICYMI: Theft of copper wire in Forestburg caught on video – police asking for public assistance

The Killam-Forestburg RCMP Detachment responded to a break-in at a Forestburg business on Friday, March 27. Read More →

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Lougheed Field House celebrates grand opening

More than 100 people came out to celebrate the grand opening of the Lougheed Field House on Wednesday, March 18. Read More →

Flagstaff Food Bank in good shape to weather lean times

Directors of the Flagstaff Food Bank heard from Treasurer Diane Gordon during the recent Annual General Meeting that due to the generosity of individuals and businesses in Flagstaff County, the loss of the Community Spirit Grant has not hit the organization as hard as originally anticipated. Read More →

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Third-annual Mister G Memorial Scholarship recipient announced

The Spartan Volleyball Club Alumni are pleased to announce that the third annual Mister G Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Lexi Antos, formerly of Killam, now residing in Vermilion.

Antos received the award in November 2014. She has had a busy winter season with the Irma Chargers Jr. A Ladies Hockey club in the AJFHL,the only ladies league at that high of a caliber in our province, as well as taking her first year of Animal Sciences Technology at Lakeland College in Vermilion.

Antos had a colourful history with the Spartan Volleyball Club in her youth, having been involved as a player as well as being an ambassador, preparing and delivering a presentation at the Spartan Reunion. Read More →

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Killam Community Hall looking for community engagement for 25th year of operations

The Killam Community Hall will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2015, with a whole new board in place, looking to try and engage the community in the future of the building. Read More →

Don’t forget your Sweetheart!

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Galahad Viability Review update – stakeholder input released

Last May’s open house regarding Galahad’s viability review produced a What We Have Heard and Viability Determination Report.

The document contains input from stakeholders, responses to stakeholder’s questions, a viability determination, and the next steps in the process.

Attendees at the open house were asked to fill out a questionnaire, and answers could be handed in that day or faxed or emailed in later.

The reponses to the questionnaire have been published in the report. Read More →

RCMP recovers property stolen from local robberies

On Friday January 30, 2015 at approximately 12:37 a.m. Strathcona County RCMP began to track a stolen vehicle entering into their jurisdiction. Read More →

Former Forestburg man receives prestigious honour

Former Forestburg resident William (Bill) Baird received notification in the fall that the Government of Canada, on the advice of the Honours Policy Sub-Committee, approved a request from the Government of the Republic of France to appoint him Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour.

In a separate letter from the Republic of France Ambassador to Canada, Philippe Zeller, Baird was advised that, “This distinction illustrates the profound gratitude that France would like to express to you.

“It is awarded in recognition of your professional involvement in the liberation of our country.

“Through you, France remembers the sacrifice of all of your compatriots who came to liberate French soil, often losing their lives in the process.”

Baird had the opportunity to either receive his decoration in the mail, or at a ceremony at a later date. Read More →

Flagstaff Victim Services expanding services, in need of volunteers

Flagstaff Victim Services (FVS) is under new operation and is expanding in order to provide the county with as much help as possible.

The service used to be run by FFCS, but in the summer of 2014 a new board was formed and a new coordinator, Josie Storbakken, was appointed.

FVS is now operated out of the RCMP detachment in Killam, and is on call day and night.

“We can be there right when a tragedy happens,” Storbakken said, referring to the current staff of seven advocates, all of whom are volunteers.

The advocates work in pairs, and rotate who is on call each week. Read More →