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Okotoks contractors feel crunch of material costs

Okotoks contractors feel crunch of material costs

Increased demand and low supply has driven the cost of lumber up by nearly 300 per cent in the last year
Federal bank regulator proposes tightening test for uninsured mortgages

Federal bank regulator proposes tightening test for uninsured mortgages

Any buyer whose down payment on a home is less than one-fifth of the purchase price must undergo the stress test to demonstrate they could still afford mortgage payments in a higher rate environment.
Foothills area music festival continues to roar

Foothills area music festival continues to roar

HIghwood festival goes online after missing one year due to COVID
Wayfinders Wellness Retreat hosts pilot program to expand outreach

Wayfinders Wellness Retreat hosts pilot program to expand outreach

“Us doing this has been a guiding light in keeping people alive and safe,” Wagman said. “We’re starting to get that feedback on our social media and with our response and that feels incredible.”
Reynolds museum ancient artifacts hit the auction block

Reynolds museum ancient artifacts hit the auction block

Edmonton antique dealer parts with massive collection of ancient artifacts acquired from the Stan Reynolds collection--plus a few extras of his own.
Pandemic is especially tough on hospice clients

Pandemic is especially tough on hospice clients

Some are so sad they wonder why they bother living, Olds & District Hospice Society executive director says
Notley proposes bill to expand coal mining policy and begin public consultation

Notley proposes bill to expand coal mining policy and begin public consultation

“Albertans have been very clear. They want mountains, not mines. They want clean water."
No immediate enforcement action expected from Sundre rally

No immediate enforcement action expected from Sundre rally

Mountain View Freedom group has held multiple rallies in the region
Olympian’s baby with rare cancer in remission

Olympian’s baby with rare cancer in remission

There's been a "huge win" for the baby daughter of a local family who's battling a rare cancer.
Longview could be home to rodeo grounds

Longview could be home to rodeo grounds

John Scott, Chad Besplug look to open outdoor arena to run pro and community rodeo events at Highway 22 at 546 Ave. W.