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  • Olds Firefighter Going For Guiness World Record

    Olds firefighter Noel D'Arcy is going to try to get his name into the Guiness World Record book on Sunday, August 18th. D'Arcy will also be raising money for the Terry Fox Foundation when he puts on full firefighting gear - including an air tank and breathing through the apparatus - in order to run in the Servus Edmonton Marathon.

  • 2019 Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer Coming To Sundre

    More than 1000 cyclists are expected to make their way from Calgary to Sundre and back on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th during the 2019 Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer.

  • Clearwater County - West Country Ag Tour

    The West Country Ag Tour in Clearwater County is on Tuesday, August 20th and the cost is $35 per person which includes meals.

  • Olds College Smart Farm Receives Western Economic Diversification Canada Funding

    The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), has announced over $1.9 million in Regional Innovation Ecosystems (RIE) funding towards Olds College to bolster Alberta’s agriculture industry.

  • Alberta Open Farm Days

    This is the 7th year for Alberta Open Farm Days. The event runs on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th. It includes tours of farms from around the province and a chance to learn from producers.

  • OHS Student Travels To Nova Scotia For Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships

    The Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships were held last weekend. Olds High School student Haylin Eling traveled to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia for the annual event.

  • Town of Didsbury CAO Harold Northcott Accepts Job With County of Vermilion River

    A change in leadership is on the horizon for the town of Didsbury. Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Harold Northcott has accepted the CAO position with the County of Vermilion River and will start his new job there in early September. Northcott has tendered his resignation to the town of Didsbury and Mayor Rhonda Hunter hopes to see a new interim CAO in place by the end of August or early next month.

  • Opening Day Of AgSmart Includes Session With Author Robert Saik

    The AgSmart expo began on Tuesday, August 13th. The two-day show at Olds College started with a number demonstrations and a session with Robert Saik as he launched his book "Food 5.0: How We Feed The Future".

  • Sundial Growers Ships First Batch Of Crafted Cannabis To Ontario

    Sundial Growers is thrilled to be established in the town of Olds and Mountain View County through a long term partnership, according to Andrew Stordeur. The President of Sundial Growers adds, that is why the company has been so successful.

  • Cold Shot Expands Bus Service To Olds

    Staying true to its motto - Connecting Alberta - Cold Shot has connected more towns with Edmonton and Calgary. As of Saturday, August 10th the Cold Shot bus service will be stopping at Leduc, Millet, Wetaskiwin, Ponoka, Lacombe, Blackfalds, Innisfail, Olds and Crossfield.

  • 2019 Didsbury Fair & Rodeo

    The Didsbury Fair & Rodeo features Foothills Cowboy Association performances at 6pm on Friday, August 16th and at 1 o'clock on Saturday, August 17th at the Didsbury Ag Society grounds.

  • MacLean's Ranks MV County Last On Best Communities In Canada List, MLA Sends Letter To Editor

    Nathan Cooper can't think of anything more ridiculous than seeing MacLean's magazine ranking Mountain View County last on a list of the Best Communities in Canada. The Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills MLA says it is very clear that no one from MacLean's has ever stepped foot in Mountain View County.

  • Sundre Bulls & Wagons Weekend Results

    John Stott had the quickest chuckwagon and Tyrel Miller was fastest in the chariots during the 2019 Bulls & Wagons event from August 9th through the 11th in Sundre.

  • AgSmart Arrives At Olds College This Week

    Olds College and Agri-Trade have partnered to produce a must-see new agriculture event, AgSmart. Taking place August 13-14th at Olds College, AgSmart isn’t just a trade show, it is a hands-on demonstration and education exposition focused on technology and data across the agriculture sector - how to gather it as well as how to use it to enhance productivity and profits.

  • First Rider Events Planned For Red Deer & Olds

    The First Rider school bus safety program is coming to Red Deer & Olds this week.

  • DQ Miracle Treat Day Results

    1502 blizzard treats were created by staff members at the Dairy Queen location in Olds on Thursday, August 8th during the Miracle Treat Day.

  • Olds RCMP Pursue Stolen Vehicle Into Wheat Field

    A 28 year old male from Innisfail faces charges following a complaint of a possible fraud at the registries office in the town of Olds and a subsequent police pursuit which concluded when a Jeep stolen from the Three Hills area go stuck in a wheat field east of Crossfield.

  • Olds RCMP & Citizens On Patrol Conduct H.E.A.T. Initiative To Reduce Auto Theft & Theft from Vehicles

    Since January 1st, 44 vehicles were stolen from the Olds RCMP detachment area. Almost half of these vehicles were stolen when they were left running and unattended, or with keys left inside the vehicle. During the same period, there were 64 reports of thefts from vehicles in the detachment area. 50 of those incidents alone were within the town of Olds.

  • Farm Freedom & Safety Act Engagement Session Held In Olds

    About 40 to 50 stakeholders showed up at the Big Rack Cow Palace for a Farm Freedom & Safety Act engagement session on Thursday, August 8th. Devin Dreeshen - Alberta's Minister of Agriculture & Forestry - enjoyed seeing neighbours from Kneehill County and Red Deer County come out for the consultation in Olds.

  • Town of Didsbury - Note From The Mayor's Desk For August

    Mayor Rhonda Hunter's summer notes for residents of the town of Didsbury includes news about an exciting announcement from Buy-Low Foods as well as a new 4-way stop to watch for at the corner of 16th Street and 22nd Avenue.

  • Olds Gun & Antique Show

    Proceeds from the 2019 Olds Gun & Antique Show will support Special Olympics Olds & District, Olds Search & Rescue, the Wildrose Go-Getter's Women's Institute as well as the Keystone Youth Theatre.

  • Sundre Bulls & Wagons 2019

    The annual Bulls & Wagons weekend is coming up in Sundre from August 9th through the 11th.

  • Innisfail Merchants Claim 3rd Provincial Title, Heading To Westerns Again

    The Innisfail Merchants are once again heading to the Western Canada Baseball Championships. The Merchants booked their ticket to the 2019 edition of Westerns by winning the provincial gold medal game last weekend by the score of 5-3 over the St. Albert Cardinals in Edmonton. It is the third Baseball Alberta provincial junior AAA championship for Innisfail.

  • 2019 SPOG Neighbours' Day

    On Friday, August 9th the annual SPOG Neighbours' Day event will be held at the Sundre Arena from 8am until 4:30pm.

  • Farm Freedom & Safety Act Consultation Tour Coming To Olds

    A consultation session on how to improve workplace legislation for the agriculture sector in Alberta is coming up in Olds on Thursday, August 8th for farmers, ranchers, workers and other stakeholders. It will take place from 3 until 5pm at the Big Rack Cow Palace.

  • Volunteers Needed For AgSmart Expo At Olds College

    AgSmart - a two day demonstration and education exposition focused on the agricultural sector - is coming to Olds College on August 13th and 14th. Stacy Felkar, Event Co-Manager for AgSmart, encourages families to check it out. Felkar notes that AgSmart is also looking for volunteers to help out. Visit the AgSmartOlds.ca website to see a list of the volunteer positions available and to sign up.

  • Start Date For Cycle 2 Change 2019 Delayed By Rainy Weather

    The goal of a bicycle ride from Kelowna to Olds this month will raise awareness on mental health in the energy industry. Curtis Ross who was born and raised in Olds will make the trek on August 15th from B.C with a tentative arrival in Olds on August 20th.

  • DQ Miracle Treat Day

    The 2019 edition of Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day is coming up on Thursday, August 8th.

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