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Bev Thornton first Canadian to win prestigious award

Friday, 27 October 2017.

Bev Thornton first Canadian to win prestigious award
Collaboration, co-operation and achievements keep Bev Thornton excited to go to work each day.

And now, her hard work and dedication to the Alberta SouthWest Regional Alliance have earned her a prestigious international award, presented last month in Toronto.

Neighbours stand together through Coleman fire

Wednesday, 25 October 2017.

Neighbours stand together through Coleman fire
For three families residing at McLaren Ridge, west of Coleman, Oct. 17 is a day they will not soon forget. The burned areas around their homes are a testament to the impact of severe grass fire — amazingly, damage to the houses is negligible.

Wind whips grass fire into west Coleman

Tuesday, 24 October 2017.

Wind whips grass fire into west Coleman
Last Tuesday, winds gusting up to 130 kilometres per hour caused havoc as grass fires ignited and spread across southern Alberta.The Coleman fire, which ignited during high winds last Tuesday afternoon, burned about 100 hectares just west of Crowsnest Pass. This aerial shot, taken Friday afternoon, gives an overview of the affected area. No homes were lost but Crowsnest Pass fire chief Jesse Fox says three locations suffered property loss including a large barn, outbuildings and sheds and damage to vinyl siding.