Category: Grassroots

  • Creating Your Own Backyard Oasis

    Creating Your Own Backyard Oasis

    Our backyards are some of the best places to spend the summer months, especially if you’re practicing physical distancing and are tired of being cooped up indoors. Fortunately, it’s possible to transform your outdoor living space into a secluded, open-air retreat. Bring the indoors out. We often hear about bringing the outdoors inside, but the reverse […]

  • Sheep River Health Trust Thanks Okotoks Lions Club for Donation to Help Oilfields Hospital

    Sheep River Health Trust Thanks Okotoks Lions Club for Donation to Help Oilfields Hospital

    With the generosity of the Lions Club of Okotoks, we were able to purchase two Welch Allyn Vitals Sign machines at the Oilfields General Hospital. We are so thankful for the community support for these essential equipment requests due to increased demand during this unprecedented time.Vital Signs machines are used daily on each and every […]

  • The Okotoks Museum & Archives is Collecting COVID Stories as a Part of our History

    The Okotoks Museum & Archives is Collecting COVID Stories as a Part of our History

    Archives are the stewards of our community’s collective history. History is happening now, and the Okotoks Museum and Archives is encouraging residents to document their experiences with COVID-19. The archives is collecting personal stories, documents and photographs in an effort to record the impact COVID-19 is having on our residents and our community. The COVID-19 […]

  • Oilfields Food Bank Has New Website

    Oilfields Food Bank Has New Website

    Visit the new website: oilfieldsfoodbank.com Take some time and have a look around. It’s taken us a while but it’s done. You can: request a hamper, volunteer to help or make a donation. All of the information you want, all in one place …what a concept! The Board appreciates the work that local resident Bob […]

  • Town of Okotoks Announces Timelines for Re-Opening Some Municipal Facilities and Amenities

    Town of Okotoks Announces Timelines for Re-Opening Some Municipal Facilities and Amenities

    In response to the Alberta Government’s relaunch strategy, the first stage of the Town of Okotoks’ relaunch plan for public amenities begins Victoria Day long weekend. Stage one includes re-opening the following amenities and facilities, with health and safety measures in place, as well as continued adherence to physical distance rules: Skateboard park: re-opening on May […]

  • Kayben Farms Answers Your Questions About the 2020 Season

    Kayben Farms Answers Your Questions About the 2020 Season

    Many of you have been reaching out to ask us about re-opening our facility, and yes,  we are just as eager to open as you are to return to Kayben Farms! Here’s the answers to your three most common questions: When are you opening? Last month was the most unusual April we have ever encountered.  […]

  • Oilfields Food Bank Pays Tribute to Past Volunteers

    Oilfields Food Bank Pays Tribute to Past Volunteers

    Rest in Peace Turner Valley & District Food Bank Association began operation in 1983 under the guidance of the Okotoks Food Bank.  Ida Wegelin (our founding member) was the catalyst for establishing help for the hungry. Ida passed away on January 11th. We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for her extreme dedication to […]

  • Town of Turner Valley: Changes to Garbage Collection Procedure- Placement of RFID Tags on Carts

    Town of Turner Valley: Changes to Garbage Collection Procedure- Placement of RFID Tags on Carts

    Turner Valley, AB – From May 19 to 20 and May 26 to 27, the Town of Turner Valley is asking all residents to leave garbage carts out for the entire day, on their scheduled collection day. This will allow Town staff to equip garbage carts with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags that will be […]

  • Town of Okotoks Extends Closure of Public Recreation and Culture Facilities

    Town of Okotoks Extends Closure of Public Recreation and Culture Facilities

    The Town of Okotoks is extending the closure of all indoor and outdoor recreation and cultural facilities, as well as cancelling all events in their traditional format until July 2, 2020.  This decision was made to continue to support the federal and provincial directives to help limit the spread of COVID-19.  “The health and safety […]

  • Foothills County Reduces Fire Restriction to Fire Advisory

    Foothills County Reduces Fire Restriction to Fire Advisory

    Fire Restriction has been reduced to Fire Advisory.  Foothills County has received enough moisture to move to an Advisory. Moisture levels and fire risk will continue to be monitored throughout the County.  Fire permits are now being issued, but may be cancelled at any time with little to no notice. Although this is not a […]

  • High River RCMP Caution Youth About Online Safety

    High River RCMP Caution Youth About Online Safety

    High River, Alta – On May 12, 2020 a High River area youth was using a well known social media chat app “Hangouts” to network with classmates, and received messages from an unknown user. The unknown user shared a photo of himself, which appeared to be that of a male, approximately 40-50 years old. The unknown user encouraged the youth to share […]

  • Farmers Market/Food Trucks/Yard Sales Cancelled in High River

    Farmers Market/Food Trucks/Yard Sales Cancelled in High River

    Opening of the Farmers Market, garage/yard sales and food trucks are on hold for now to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The Farmers Market season opening has been delayed indefinitely due to COVID-19 restrictions on gathering size. Many of your favourite vendors are online – check them out!  Residents may not hold garage or yard sales at this time. Residents should consider moving their buying […]

  • Turner Valley Postpones Events and Pool Opening

    Turner Valley Postpones Events and Pool Opening

    As the Government of Alberta’s restrictions on gatherings remain in place, the Town continues to comply with all provincial guidelines on physical distancing. The recent decision by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer to keep these restrictions in place until the end of summer means all events will be postponed until at least the end of August. […]

  • Longview Library News: Reading During Pandemic

    Longview Library News: Reading During Pandemic

    Unfortunately, there is no timeline for the library to open. We encourage you to consult our Facebook Page for any information about this or any news items that come up.  As of now, your books may be kept till August 31st without any fines. Summer reading programs will be done virtually this year. This should […]

  • Foothills School Division 2020-21 School Re-Entry

    Foothills School Division 2020-21 School Re-Entry

    Foothills School Division has established a 2020-21 School Re-Entry Committee. A Division School Re-Entry Committee consisting of senior leadership, school leadership, and school council representation will begin work on a 2020-21 school re-entry plan which will design and support a safe, efficient, and equitable return to school. The 2020-21 school re-entry plan is to discuss […]