Category: Grassroots

  • Town of Okotoks: Celebrating our Seniors, June 1-7

    Town of Okotoks: Celebrating our Seniors, June 1-7

    Seniors contribute so much to our community, through supporting family members and friends, assisting charities and volunteering their time. The Town is honouring and recognizing all seniors for making our community stronger. Celebration Events and Activities  Free Mug Giveaway! Just for Okotoks seniors 65 and older! The Town has 300 collector Okotoks Stronger Together mugs […]

  • Water Safety Tips from the High River Fire Department

    Water Safety Tips from the High River Fire Department

    HIGH RIVER, AB:  Spending time by rivers, streams, and lakes is a popular way to cool when the weather gets warmer. The High River Fire Department has some safety tips to keep you, your family, and friends safe while enjoying the water. Wearing a proper fitting personal flotation device or lifejacket can reduce the chance […]

  • Wild Okotoks! Calgary Wildlife Presents ‘Marvelous Misfits’

    Wild Okotoks! Calgary Wildlife Presents ‘Marvelous Misfits’

    Sunday, May 31st at 1pm Alberta is home to many unique wildlife species that have unusual and interesting adaptations. Join us for this unique webinar with Calgary Wildlife where you will get to virtually meet their educational skunk, Oliver, as you learn about how our most maligned species are actually important and valuable contributors to […]

  • Limited Visitor Access and Basic Services Resume at Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

    Limited Visitor Access and Basic Services Resume at Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

    Longview, Alberta, May 27, 2020 – Starting June 1, 2020, Bar U Ranch National Historic Site will offer limited visitor access and basic services. Visitors will be able to access the following services and facilities: Parking lot; Admission to the site and access to public washrooms; National historic site grounds, and a new walking trail offer […]

  • Repair Café – Distancing Style

    Repair Café – Distancing Style

    Check out our virtual Repair Café! Do you have an item that needs fixing? Are you missing our regularly scheduled Repair Café? We are missing you too! So we are trying a new format – the virtual Repair Café will be taking place on June 6th, during Environment Week!!!!  If you are currently ill, we […]

  • High River Council Approves 2020 Property Tax and Extends Due Date

    High River Council Approves 2020 Property Tax and Extends Due Date

    Town work will continue without adding more stress to residents during global pandemic HIGH RIVER, AB: High River Council approved 2020 property taxes at the May 25 Special Online Council Meeting. Considering the financial hardship affecting many residents, Council authorized a zero-tax increase and a 60-day extension for payment for property owners. Under the approved […]

  • Sheep River Health Trust: Thank you Okotoks Ford

    Sheep River Health Trust: Thank you Okotoks Ford

    We are blessed with great corporate donors who understand the value of investing back into our community. Okotoks Ford has been one of those Health Champions for not only the Trust, but for many organizations in the Foothills.The whole team at Okotoks Ford have been a supporter of ours for over 18 years and we […]

  • 2020 Turner Valley Tax Rate Approved

    2020 Turner Valley Tax Rate Approved

    Turner Valley… At the Regular Meeting of Council held Tuesday, May 19, Council passed Bylaw 20-1103 authorizing the rates of taxation for the 2020 tax year. For the third consecutive year, the residential municipal mill rate will remain at 7.66666 while the industrial and commercial municipal mill rate was adjusted downward from 8.57999 to 8.17999. […]

  • More Health Services for Albertans

    More Health Services for Albertans

    Starting May 25, voluntary testing will be available in long-term care and level 4 designated supportive living facilities and Calgarians will be able to book COVID-19 tests online. Non-urgent surgeries requiring a hospital stay will also resume next week. Maternity services resume at South Calgary Campus and High River Hospital on June 3. About 27,000 […]

  • Foothills Lions Club Still Giving Back

    Foothills Lions Club Still Giving Back

    Melvin Jones Award Foothills Lions Club (Alberta) President Dave Parson Presenting Lion John Le Boutillier with a prestigious Melvin Jones Award for Dedicated Humanitarian Services to Our Community. John is battling Cancer so please give him a shout out of encouragement. John is a wonderful Lion, dedicated to making our Community and the World at […]

  • Turner Valley Community Clean Up

    Turner Valley Community Clean Up

    To support residents with spring cleaning now that the season has finally arrived, the Town will be temporarily supplying roll-off bins for the free disposal of household items from May 15 to 29. The bins filled up on the long weekend, and collection was suspended, but have now been emptied. Please see the Roll-Off Bin Map (pdf) to […]

  • Town of High River Annual River Monitoring Begins

    Town of High River Annual River Monitoring Begins

    Town staff compile local observations to determine if action is required HIGH RIVER AB – The Highwood River flows are in the normal range for the annual spring thaw. High River staff are monitoring the river until the end of June. Weekly river updates and river monitoring signs will keep the community informed. Visit highriver.ca/river-monitoring for more information. […]

  • High River RCMP “Assistance to Locate Owner of Property”

    High River RCMP “Assistance to Locate Owner of Property”

    On April 28, 2020, a resident in High River found a unique axe in the bushes behind Eagleview Estates.  High River RCMP have been unable to determine the owner of the property and are seeking the public’s assistance to return the axe to it’s rightful owner.  The axe is a replica viking axe and does […]

  • High River Home Invasion – RCMP

    High River Home Invasion – RCMP

    High River RCMP are looking for information regarding a home invasion that occurred between May 15th – May 16th, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 03:00 a.m. The crime occurred at a house that is in close proximity to the High River Library on 1 Street SW and 8 Avenue SW. Police believe […]

  • Millarville Farmers’ Market Plans June 20th Opening Under New Guidelines

    Millarville Farmers’ Market Plans June 20th Opening Under New Guidelines

    We plan to open June 20th, but on a much smaller, spread out scale. We are working closely with AHS to make sure this opening is as safe as other essential services operating. In the meantime, you can access many of our awesome vendors on our Online Shop! http://www.millarvilleracetrack.com/millarville-events/farmers-market/online-vendors/ Follow the Millarville Farmers’ Market on […]