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Recycling market crash puts crunch on local depots

Wednesday, 25 September 2019.

Recycling market crash puts crunch on local depots

On  Aug. 21, Brent Kenney, owner of Pass Beverages recycling depot, alerted the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass that, due to poor market conditions and dwindling space, the depot will no longer accept cardboard, paper, tin or glass recyclables, starting Oct. 6.

In Pincher Creek, Wes Whitfield, owner of K.J. Cameron Service Industries, has asked the Town and MD of Pincher Creek for help to move a growing backlog of material, and may also need to suspend or alter its recycling service if aid is not received soon.

It's Rodeo Weekend!

Friday, 16 August 2019.

It's Rodeo Weekend!
Everything you know from event schedules to community events to a feature story about Pincher Creek's Bob Westrop can be found in the pages of this year's rodeo feature.

Enjoy a complimentary online copy and have a rip snortin' good time this weekend!

The heart of the Westrop ranch is family

Wednesday, 14 August 2019.

The heart of the Westrop ranch is family

In his Grade 7 yearbook, a young Bob Westrop wrote that his dream was to be a rancher or mixed farmer. Growing up in Calgary, the city boy spent time each summer at the Buckhorn Ranch in Bragg Creek because he wanted to be a cowboy.

Audrey Hall was a rodeo queen and champion barrel racer who grew up in Taber.

Their paths crossed in 1965, on a parade float, while both were attending Utah State University and their story shows that dreams can come true.

The Westrop Family received tribute at the Calgary Stampede this year with a BMO Farm Family Award for the MD of Pincher Creek.

Scenery and challenges impress after golf course overhaul

Friday, 09 August 2019.

Scenery and challenges impress after golf course overhaul

As my guide and I meander along the paths of the course — some worn and familiar, some freshly paved and foreign — I find myself whispering “Wow” on more than one occasion.

After years of planning, construction and mounting anticipation, the Crowsnest Pass Golf Club’s new course was officially unveiled in a special ceremony June 28.

Threading her truth: local artist speaks through fabric

Wednesday, 24 July 2019.

Threading her truth: local artist speaks through fabric

Laurel Francis’s work isn’t just beautiful, it’s also stitched with meaning, both personal and political.

As she puts it herself: “I see my quilts as making statements, even though they just look like pretty pictures. They make a statement to me, anyways.”