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Springbank trustee spearheads star-gazing evenings next month

Springbank trustee spearheads star-gazing evenings next month

The Springbank Community Association (SCA) is offering local-area residents a chance to view the night sky in all its splendor with the aid of some high-tech telescopes, binoculars, and a smart phone app during four come-and-go sessions to be held next month.
Springbank Curling Club hosting annual Winespiel

Springbank Curling Club hosting annual Winespiel

Wine – and glory – will be up for grabs at the 28th annual Winespiel, a curling competition hosted at the Springbank Park for All Seasons from March 4 to 6.
Balzac Billy predicts six more weeks of winter

Balzac Billy predicts six more weeks of winter

After crawling out of his burrow at the Blue Grass Ltd. Nursery, Sod & Garden Centre, east of Highway 2, local groundhog/weather forecaster Balzac Billy looked around and spotted his shadow, indicating six more weeks of winter.
Indus Country Kitchen warms hearts and bellies during COVID-19 pandemic

Indus Country Kitchen warms hearts and bellies during COVID-19 pandemic

The Indus Country Kitchen has come up with a unique way to use up their leftovers, keep the local recreation centre thriving, and warm hearts and bellies filled with some good old-fashioned country cooking during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Balzac Billy preparing for his big day on Feb. 2

Balzac Billy preparing for his big day on Feb. 2

In another year of showing off his season-predicting talents virtually, local groundhog celebrity Balzac Billy is ready to make his annual appearance on Feb. 2 at the Blue Grass Ltd. Nursery, Sod and Garden Centre in Balzac.
Springbank survey respondents oppose Rogers telecommunication tower

Springbank survey respondents oppose Rogers telecommunication tower

A proposed telecommunication tower in Springbank was rejected by Rocky View County (RVC) councillors last month, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the project is dead in the water. 
Century Downs Racetrack and Casino cancels New Year's Eve fireworks, burlesque show

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino cancels New Year's Eve fireworks, burlesque show

Due to new COVID-related restrictions implemented by the Alberta Government on Dec. 21, Century Downs Racetrack and Casino has cancelled its burlesque dance performance and fireworks show that was slated for New Year's Eve.
101 Street closure still causing headaches for Springbank residents

101 Street closure still causing headaches for Springbank residents

While the Alberta government claims there was plenty of notice for the community, nearby residents in Springbank and Elbow Valley claim they didn’t find out about the closure until signage on the road directed them to take a lengthy detour.
Grow Calgary sets up farm animal sanctuary in Balzac

Grow Calgary sets up farm animal sanctuary in Balzac

Grow Calgary founder Paul Hughes has wanted to include animals in the Grow Calgary operations for some time, but under current bylaws in Calgary, said it wasn’t possible within the city.
Market madness: Balzac venues host Christmas shopping events on Dec. 4

Market madness: Balzac venues host Christmas shopping events on Dec. 4

Photo gallery: Balzac was abuzz with holiday shoppers on Dec. 4, a date when both New Horizon Mall and nearby Century Downs Racetrack and Casino hosted day-long Christmas markets. Airdrie and Rocky View County residents could spend the day perusing a variety of home-made goods at both venues.
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