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Day: May 28, 2020

Funding adjusted for official languages education

Adjustments in the funding formula of the Official Languages Education Protocol (OLEP) in Alberta will mean fewer funds for French immersion programs like those offered at École Mountain View and Harry Collinge High School.

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RAP helicopters used in different ways, says AAF

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF) disputed a claim that helicopters previously used for the Alberta helicopter rappel program, also known as the RAP program, are not being used this season.

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Community Futures launches relief loan program

Small business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for loans up to $40,000 through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) at Community Futures West Yellowhead (CFWY).

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Four arrested in Duperron murder

Alberta RCMP have laid charges against four individuals in connection to the homicide of Nature Duperron, a 25-year-old Athabasca woman whose remains were found outside Hinton just over a year ago.

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Some businesses staying closed amidst relaunch

Despite phase one of Alberta’s relaunch strategy allowing certain businesses to reopen, some have chosen to delay their own reopen date or find other ways to run their business.

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Council discusses future of legal policy

Council went back and forth in discussion of council’s legal policy during the standing committee meeting on May 26.

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Town office temporarily laid off 68 employees

Many union and non-union positions for the Town of Hinton received temporary lay-off notices in March and April, due to the municipal response to COVID-19.

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New Brule Community Hall to open this fall

A new community hall is scheduled to open its doors in Brule this coming fall, as construction is currently under way.

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Werbicki scores improbable ‘29’ hand for third time

Ren Werbicki has managed to pull off a feat more rare than a hole in one … and he’s done it three times in 50 years of playing.

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WSHL pulls plug on 2020-21 season

The Hinton Timberwolves were just about to start its playoffs when the Western States Hockey League WSHL cancelled the remainder of the 2019-2020 season due to COVID-19.

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