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Jan 20

Okotoks Council Approves Land to Advance Affordable Housing Through Partnerships

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Okotoks, AB: At the January 7 meeting, Town Council directed administration to purchase land to advance affordable housing and transitional housing within Okotoks, in partnership with Westwinds Communities and Rowan House. Westwinds Communities is proposing to build a 60-unit facility with 15 units allocated as market housing and 45 units as non-market (affordable) housing. Westwinds […]

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Jan 19

Okotoks Ranked Second for Sustainable Spending

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The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has ranked Okotoks as the second most fiscally responsible Alberta municipality in real operating spending between 2006-2016. Okotoks cumulative real operating spending per capita was $1,400, which represented a 15 percent decrease over the ten years. “This report demonstrates the financially responsible direction Council has set to ensure […]

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Jan 18

Okotoks Council Explores Shared Partnerships for a Downtown Arts and Learning Campus

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At the January 7 meeting, Town Council approved a motion to explore re-development options for the municipal land along Riverside Drive to include a downtown arts and learning campus. “A shared arts and learning campus would promote economic development, provide access to quality infrastructure that would foster a balanced community, and enhance the downtown core,” […]

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Jan 15

Black Diamond Fire Department is Recruiting

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The Black Diamond Fire Department is currently recruiting for new members. If you think you might be interested, please click on the link to read the brochure.  All candidates must either live in Black Diamond or work in Black Diamond and have the ability to respond to calls. 2019 Recruiting 2 Information Sessions coming up!  Come […]

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Jan 14

Water Well and Septic System Workshops

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Working Well Workshops Did you know that a poorly maintained water well can put your water supply at risk of contamination and reduce your well yield? Have you had your well water tested in the last two years? Have old unused wells on your property been properly sealed and decommissioned? Have you ever shock chlorinated […]

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Jan 12

Longview Library News: Book Bingo

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New books at the library are: The Reckoning by John Grisham, Heads You Win by Jeffery Archer and The 6 Keys: How to Unlock your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health and Beauty by Jillian Michaels. For young people, Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, (Young Adult.) Lynda, our librarian, has started a Book Bingo contest. Patrons are to fill out […]

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Jan 11

First Annual Foothills Youth Short Play & Monologue Festival

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CALL FOR REGISTRATIONS First Annual Foothills Youth Short Play and Monologue Festival March 2nd, 2019 Goodger-Pink Family Theatre, along with Alberta Dance Academy are pleased to present the First Annual Youth Short Play and Monologue Festival. Our drama and theatre loving youth need more performance opportunities in our community, so here we go! The festival […]

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