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Hemp Facility Plans are Taking Root in Bruderheim

A newly proposed hemp facility has the community of Bruderheim talking. Canadian Rockies Hemp Corporation (CRHC) held an open house in Bruderheim on Monday, April 15 to update residents on the construction plans of their new hemp processing facility, as well as address any c...

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UPDATED: Emergency crews put out fire at Shell Scotford

Crews worked all morning to contain an upgrader fire just outside of Fort Saskatchewan. Strathcona County Emergency Services along with Shell Canada Limited responded to the fire at Shell Scotford's upgrader when the site assembly alarm went off around 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Ap...

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Sherwood Park band to perform at international music festival

The Salisbury Composite High band will perform at the event on Saturday, April 13. Roughly 50 Grade 10 - 12 students make up the Salisbury Composite High band that has qualified to take part in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Festival, in Banff. The event is an international comp...

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Advance polls officially open

Advance polling locations are open from Tuesday, April 9 until Saturday, April 13. This announcement was made by Alberta's Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler on Tuesday, April 13, via press release. This is the first time that advance electors will have access to a 'Vote...

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EIPS among many school boards facing funding challenges

Elk Island Public School (EIPS) speaks out about lack of stable, predictable and adequate funding for education. In a press release issued on Sunday, April 7, EIPS stated that while economic prosperity, essential social supports and a solid foundation for growth and diversifi...

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Fort High students to compete in international robotics competition

Students will travel to Calgary this week to take part in the robotics competition. Fort Saskatchewan High School will send 17 students to the 2019 Fort Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics competition. The international competition will h...

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Sherwood Heights replacement school top priority for EIPS

Elk Island Public School (EIPS) board has approved the division's three year capital plan for 2020-23. The capital plan gets reviewed and updated yearly and key capital projects for the division are prioritized. A replacement school for Sherwood Park Heights Junior High has b...

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Albertans can now access their personal health records

The new online tool called MyHealth Records has been launched by the province. MyHealth Records allows adults to access their personal health records, which includes immunizations, medications and lab test results. “MyHealth Records is about supporting patients in being ...

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EIPS announces new name of Wye replacement school

It is official: the Wye replacement school will be renamed as Heritage Hills Elementary. The Elk Island Public School (EIPS) board approved the name during a public board meeting on Thursday, March 14. The decision came after the division collected community input on the w...

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Multiple oversized loads heading through area

There will be road closures in the Fort this week. There is petrochemical equipment being moved to the Industrial Heartland over the course of four days. Several pieces being moved including a 293-tonne, 116 metre long de-propanizer and two gas fires heaters. All piec...

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