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.
Residents along the Highway 2 & 2A corridor will be able to travel from Edmonton to Calgary with a new stop in Olds thanks to the expansion of the Cold Shot bus service.
President of Cold Shot Sunny Balwaria says they are an Alberta-owned carrier and they use white 20-passenger buses.
He says they added the run after stepping into the breach created by Greyhound's departure last October 31st.
Balwaria notes that a bus service was badly needed across Alberta. He adds, their goal is to stop in every community.
The departure stop in Olds is at Canadian Pizza Unlimited on 49th Avenue.
To book your ticket visit www.coldshot.ca. Balwaria says frequent passengers will receive a free ticket for their 6th ride.
Cold Shot also provides shipping freight services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".