The annual organizational meeting for the Chinook's Edge Board of Education was held on Wednesday, November 1st and Collen Butler was chosen to serve as the Board Chair. Butler was first elected as a school board trustee in 2004, and this will be her 8th consecutive year as Board Chair.
The annual organizational meeting for the Chinook's Edge Board of Education took place on Wednesday, November 1st and once again a familiar face was elected as Board Chair.
For the 8th consecutive year, the Ward 3 Trustee for Delburne/Elnora Colleen Butler has been selected Board Chair by the CESD trustees.
Butler says she is honored to be chosen as the Chair again, as it shows a certain confidence in her leadership from the returning trustees and those newly elected during this fall's election.
She says the board's strategic planning meeting is on November 20th where they will get together to set their goals and plans for Chinook's Edge.
Butler notes they plan to work on ongoing topics, which includes the transportation deficit.
Butler adds, this year Ward 4 - Innisfail's Holly Bilton is the Vice Chair and Ward 2 - Penhold/Poplar Ridge/Springbrook's Sherry Cooper is the Second Vice Chair.
RCMP have recovered over $300,000 worth of stolen merchandise after executing a search warrant involving stolen property north of High River at a commercial location.. A 26-year-old Calgary man and a 27-year-old Didsbury woman have been arrested and released. They face on charge each. A 37 year old man from Black Diamond has been arrested and faces nine total charges. A 44 year old man from Black Diamond is now wanted for numerous offences in relation to this incident.
Corporal Courtney Harding says Olds RCMP scheduled several additional RCMP members to work in order to ensure public safety for the annual Oldstoberfest event. Enforcement and crime prevention included bike patrols by Olds RCMP and foot patrols as well as a police presence at the Oldstoberfest venues and grounds during the festivities. According to Corporal Harding, overall the RCMP members reported it was a good event with minimal issues until the later hours of each evening.
The Innisfail Legion was sold out on Wednesday, September 19th for the Innisfail Eagles 5th annual sportsman's dinner. Long-time Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean was the headliner for the evening's hot stove lounge discussion.
Margaret Erickson with the Olds Institute's Age Friendly Committee says they are hoping to see improvements at crosswalks in the town of Olds in order to make it more accessible for pedestrians and seniors.