Category: Grassroots

  • Saying Goodbye….and Thank You!

    Saying Goodbye….and Thank You!

    By Tracey Walshaw, Admin I have to say the Gazette has given me an amazing experience! But more than that I was welcomed into a family and made lifelong friends. When I first started Lynne told me no two days are the same and it would never be boring and boy, was she right! I […]

  • The ending of an era

    The ending of an era

    It’s been sixteen beautiful years.

  • High Country Lodge and Glen Mead Park Fencing

    High Country Lodge and Glen Mead Park Fencing

    Westwinds Communities will be installing a fence on the north side of High Country Lodge by mid-August.  The new fencing will secure the property for our seniors  in order to maintain COVID-19 pre-cautions. The new fence will extend from the gazebo, connect to the fence by Glen Mead Park I (Northwest side) and Glen Mead […]

  • Foothills County: Recreation Vehicle Use Update

    Foothills County: Recreation Vehicle Use Update

    Foothills Council has extended the recreational vehicle use provisions to August 26, 2020. Foothills County recognizes the challenges some families and front-line workers face when trying to  self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to assist our residents who need to self-isolate, the county has relaxed some of the rules regarding occupancy of recreational […]

  • Town of Okotoks: Second Reading Passed on Mandatory Masks

    Town of Okotoks: Second Reading Passed on Mandatory Masks

    July 28, 2020 Council will determine whether mandatory masks will be required in all municipal indoor public spaces and transit vehicles, at their August 17 meeting. Town Council passed second reading of the temporary bylaw during a special meeting on Monday.If passed, the bylaw would mandate the Town of Okotoks to require all members of […]

  • River Safety: Sheep River

    River Safety: Sheep River

    While Sheep River levels are normal for this time of year, the water is exceptionally cold and the current is very fast, increasing the danger to the public. Learn more by watching this river safety video:

  • Black Diamond and Turner Valley Agree to Take the Next Step in Amalgamation Process

    Black Diamond and Turner Valley Agree to Take the Next Step in Amalgamation Process

    July 23, 2020 Black Diamond and Turner Valley Councils agreed to take the next step in the Amalgamation process by agreeing to notify the Minister of Municipal Affairs of their joint intent to formally enter amalgamation negotiations. Adopted in 2012, the Friendship Agreement formalized a commitment between the two towns to collaborate toward expanded shared […]

  • MLA RJ Sigurdson on Schools Re-opening

    MLA RJ Sigurdson on Schools Re-opening

    The suspension of in-person schooling in March has been hard for many students and their families.Kindergarten to Grade 12 education changed significantly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Students, parents, teachers, Foothills School Division and Christ The Redeemer did an excellent job toadapt to a different way of learning. However, we all know that students […]

  • Foothills School Division 2020-21 School Relaunch: Responding to Alberta Government Announcement

    Foothills School Division 2020-21 School Relaunch: Responding to Alberta Government Announcement

    An announcement from the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and Alberta Education today has indicated that Alberta School Divisions, including Foothills School Division, will be entering School Relaunch Scenario 1 when classes resume this fall. This means that our students, families, and staff can expect near-normal operations with many health measures in place.  Some of […]

  • UFA Rural Communities Foundation Grant Available

    UFA Rural Communities Foundation Grant Available

    The UFA Rural Communities Foundation is pleased to present the 2020 Rural Communities Foundation Grant, which will award up to $100,000. Communities are encouraged to apply for a minimum of $10,000, up to a total of $100,000 for projects that support recreational, educational and cultural facilities and programs. Applications will be accepted from June 12 […]

  • High River Spray Park has Re-opened

    High River Spray Park has Re-opened

    Please enjoy Parks & Rec’s virtual & outdoor activities! The Spray Park has re-opened with new rules and hours. Hours of use will be split into two time frames, with cleaning occurring mid-day. Users are invited to enjoy the park from 11 am to 2:30 pm or 3:30 to 7 pm, seven days a week. Visit […]

  • High River RCMP Detachment Re-Opens to Public

    High River RCMP Detachment Re-Opens to Public

    Staff Sergeant Greg Wiebe now on the job for four months High River AB – Staff Sergeant Greg Wiebe has been stationed in High River since March 2020. He has managed the RCMP members through the COVID-19 situation. Now that things are returning to business as usual, we want to thank Greg and officially welcome […]

  • Eat Your Way to a Healthier Immune System

    Eat Your Way to a Healthier Immune System

     Are your healthy eating habits taking a break during lockdown? Many of us turn to cravings like ice cream and chips during this stressful time, but we need to eat well to stay healthy. Nourishing meals can boost our immune system and help prevent us from getting sick. Look for foods containing nutrients that fortify […]

  • Town of Black Diamond Receives Environmental Grant

    Town of Black Diamond Receives Environmental Grant

    The Town of Black Diamond has been awarded a Community Naturalization and Tree Planting Grant from FortisAlberta for $2,500. The grant will be used to plant trees at the 606 Riverside rehabilitation project. Through these grants, FortisAlberta seek to support their municipal customers with developing and improving environmentally friendly programs and facilities in their communities. […]

  • Rowan House: Exciting Children’s Program Update

    Rowan House: Exciting Children’s Program Update

    Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada to address adaptations needed to our program in the face of Covid-19, Rowan House is pleased to announce the addition of Play Therapy to our Children’s Program. With the increase in domestic violence incidents over the course of the pandemic, and the resulting increased exposure of children […]