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Castor council looks at property price

Town of Castor councillors will lower the price of a lot that has been described as too expensive by prospective buyers. Council discussed the issue at their Feb. 24 regular meeting.

Big Valley council may tweak utility billing

Big Valley village council may tweak the way it handles utility billing. The issue was discussed at the Feb. 27 regular meeting of council.

Castor council debates pros, cons of sea cans

Castor town council decided at their Feb. 24 regular meeting to examine how other communities handle sea cans in residential areas, after a local resident asked the town to approve them for storage use.

Coronation RCMP see tough housing situation in Castor

The Consort RCMP detachment is trying its best to get members into local communities, but the NCO says homes aren’t always easy to come by. Consort acting commander Cpl. Chad Salmi spoke to Castor town council at their regular meeting Feb. 24.

Alleged bike gang members facing drug charges released from custody

Three of 11 alleged bike gang members arrested in January are set to reappear in Prince Albert Provincial Court.

Canada, U.S. in touch 'almost daily' in coronavirus battle: minister

WASHINGTON — The federal government and the United States are communicating "almost daily" in a collective effort to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus north of the border and across North America, Canada's foreign affairs minister said Mon
Father, stepmother will head straight to trial in death of Quebec 7-year-old

Father, stepmother will head straight to trial in death of Quebec 7-year-old

GRANBY, Que. — The father and stepmother of a slain seven-year-old Quebec girl will head straight to trial after they waived their right to a preliminary hearing, a court heard Monday.
Aircraft breakdowns, refuelling problems hit military search-and-rescue missions

Aircraft breakdowns, refuelling problems hit military search-and-rescue missions

OTTAWA — Military search-and-rescue personnel were delayed and in some cases unable to provide emergency assistance on about one in 20 of the hundreds of calls they received last year, according to a new Defence Department report.

Village of Alix will hold town hall on budget crunch

The Village of Alix will hold an open town hall meeting to gather input from residents before deciding on the municipality’s upcoming budget, a budget with question marks surrounding it.

Town of Stettler to purchase new tandem truck

The Town of Stettler decided to purchase a new tandem truck after examining offers from several dealerships during their regular meeting Mar. 3.