Twenty-eight banners will be on permanent display along Memorial Way in the town of Olds to honour the contribution and dedication of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, the Olds Fire Department, AHS Emergency Medical Services, the Community Peace Officers as well as Olds Search & Rescue.
The Town of Olds held the official unveiling of the newly named significant thoroughfare in the community on Wednesday, November 1st.
Memorial Way starts at the intersection of 54th Street & 57th Avenue by Deer Meadow School continuing to 46th Avenue & Highway 27 by the Town of Olds Emergency Services Building.
Executive Member of the Olds Royal Canadian Legion Keith Baxter brought up the idea to have a street named Memorial Way in the Town of Olds.
Baxter says seeing a street named Memorial Way will serve as a reminder to everyone
Along with renaming this road, the Town of Olds launched a commemorative banner project in partnership with the Olds Royal Canadian Legion.
Councillor Mary-Anne Overwater brought up the idea of the banners.
Overwater says many people made Memorial Way possible.
A total of twenty-eight banners will be on permanent display following the official Memorial Way street dedication.
The Alberta Female Hockey League playoffs continue this weekend in Calgary for the Airdrie Female AA Midget Elite Lightning. They will head out on the road for a two game total goal series versus the Calgary Fire Red and the winner earns a birth into the provincial tourney on the Easter weekend. The Lightning's roster features 7 players from Olds and area.
Olds College welcomes in participants from the 4-H Calgary Region as well as other colleges in the morning on Saturday, March 17th for a Livestock Judging Competition. Riley Sharp - President of Olds College's Livestock Judging Club - says that will lead into the Rodeo Club's slack in the afternoon and their first performance in the evening. Sharp adds, they are also excited to partner up to bring a cabaret to the community that night.
The new Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Act takes steps to protect workers from harrassment & violence in all its forms, according to Alberta's Minister of Labour. Christina Gray says it also requires joint work site health & safety committees or a worker health & safety representative, depending on workforce size. She adds, the input will help shape specific rules around these new requirements to ensure the legislation is fair & balanced.