Stavely school receives $10,000 award for love of reading

By Rob VogtThe hard work of the students, families and staff at Stavely Elementary School has been rewarded with a prestigious award.On June 4, it was announced Stavely Elementary School was selected from hundreds of applications to receive an Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Literacy Fund Grant.Because of the hard work the school has done to champion literacy in their … Read more

SAIL as Far as You Can – Conference Attended

By Jasmine Santos, WCCHSThe Southern Alberta Interscholastic Leaders (SAIL) held their conference on May 22 at Lethbridge College with various student leaders from all around Southern Alberta who share the same passion for improving their schools and communities. The day was filled with ideas and inspiration as various topics were shared by the presenting students. Student leaders showcased what being … Read more

Claresholm awarded junior hockey team; naming contest being held

By Rob VogtJunior “A’ hockey is coming to Claresholm and the new team is holding a contest to pick a name for the team.The National Junior “A’ Hockey League announced on May 8 that it has come to terms on a facility agreement with the Town of Claresholm.The addition of Claresholm to the league’s South Division, with league play to … Read more

80th Anniversary of D-Day: Military Liaison Justin Wright

Military Liaison Justin Wright issued the following statement on the 80th Anniversary of D-Day: “Eighty years ago, on June 6, 1944, Canadian soldiers bravely stormed the beaches of Normandy — running into machine gun fire, land mines and years of built-up German defences — to help the Allied forces liberate France from the Nazis. “The hard-fought battle claimed thousands of … Read more

Assembly Lines: UCP says trade careers are in the making, NDP says economy nothing to brag about, and legislature welcomes Indigenous filmmaker

By George Lee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter TRADES TRAJECTORY TOUTED Increasing numbers of successful careers in the trades start now with the Alberta government’s investment in apprenticeships, the UCP member for Chestermere-Strathmore told the legislature May 14. The government is “firing on all cylinders to create opportunities in the trades and help students succeed in the economy of tomorrow,” said Chantelle … Read more

Assembly Lines: rural education students supported, water deals cheered, ports-and-trains labour discussed, better Indigenous consultation sought

By George Lee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter GOVERNMENT TARGETS EDUCATION STUDENTS WITH $1.7 MILLION IN PROGRAM SUPPORT Provincial funding will allow an intake of education students to maintain their rural bonds while taking bachelor’s degree classes, the legislative assembly heard May 15. Martin Long, the UCP member for West Yellowhead, said funding worth $1.7 million means more students in rural, remote … Read more