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By Masha Scheele

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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