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Local author explores rural mental health in new non-fiction book

By Heather Cameron Sunny South News Former Coaldale resident Ryan Uytdewilligen recently published a book titled Love, Land, and Lawyers about a farm family in the mid-1970s, a family in which the eldest son is going through a mental health crisis.  “When he announces a sudden and unexpected marriage to a woman nobody hardly knew, a chain of events puts the farm and the family’s… Read More »

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Town of Picture Butte Feb. 12 Council briefs

By Heather Cameron Sunny South News The following are selected briefs from the Town of Picture Butte Council meeting that took place on February 12.… Read More »

Home Routes paves the way west for Ottawa singer

By Cal Braid Southern Alberta Newspapers Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A Winnipeg based non-profit organization called Home Routes was created in 2007 to champion artists… Read More »

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Copperheads face must-win game in playoff series with Medicine Hat

By Garrett Simmons Sunny South News Two hard-luck losses have the Coaldale Copperheads on the brink. The Medicine Hat Clubs have a 2-0 lead in the Heritage Junior… Read More »

Coaldale’s Wickstrom shines on the volleyball court

By Heather Cameron Sunny South News Lethbridge College student Aideena Wickstrom was named one of two Canadian Brewhouse Kodiaks Student Athletes of the Week for… Read More »

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From the Archives of Western Newspapers

By Samantha Johnson Southern Alberta Newspapers Local Journalism Initiative Reporter November 9, 1883 - The Calgary Weekly Herald A petition and subscription list is in… Read More »

From the Archives of Western Newspapers

By Samantha Johnson Southern Alberta Newspapers Local Journalism Initiative Reporter November 10, 1910 – The Blairmore Enterprise The namby-pamby actions of the Coleman Miner in… Read More »

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Proposed beer tax hike brews trouble for barley and brewing industry

As one of the earliest, widely grown grains in Canada, barley shares a long and trusted history with the brewing industry that it supplies. Renowned… Read More »

Why Canada’s energy sector is key to boosting productivity

Canada’s productivity performance is dismal, with no improvement over the last nearly 10 years. Economists calculate productivity by dividing output value by the hours worked… Read More »

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SMRID reservoirs nudge up to 47 per cent full supply limit

By Cal Braid Southern Alberta Newspapers Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Winter water supply in the St. Mary River Irrigation District reservoirs edged up in the… Read More »

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