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Day: 21 May 2020

Locals reflect on the impact of rural education opportunities

Three local women are sad to see Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) close its doors in Hinton, but are hopeful for continued post-secondary education offered locally.

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End Of An Era

Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) announced last week they would not reopen their physical location in Hinton, marking the end of an almost 40 year era of on-site education services in the West Yellowhead.

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County approves $3.9M construction near Obed

Yellowhead County council approved the construction of a two-kilometre stretch of paved road from Hwy. 16 to the east of Obed this week.

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Pumped hydro project makes equity deal

A proposed pumped hydro energy project slated for development in the coming year outside Obed has closed an equity deal to help advance the project.

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St. Gregory school roof tendered under budget

The new roof of St. Gregory Catholic Elementary school is budgeted to cost $1.2 million and expected to last at least 40 years.

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International travel measures include thermal screening, and self-isolation plan

International travel played a significant role in the spread of COVID-19 across the country, stated Premier Jason Kenney in an update on May 20.

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Save Alberta Rappel continues fight against cuts

In the fight to save Alberta’s Rappel Program (RAP), a group of former and current forest firefighters have joined to create the Save Alberta Rappel group.

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Hinton council discuss financial statements at regular meeting on May 19

During the May 19 regular council meeting, council met again via a zoom call to pass motions regarding the conclusion of HYAC, the land use bylaw amendment and schedule a public hearing, appoint committee members, and discuss financial statements and capital projects.

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