By Masha Scheele

Pine Valley Lodge gains 70 suites

The new Pine Valley Lodge in Hinton will help meet the growing demand of seniors in the community by increasing from the current 30 suites to 100 suites by 2022.

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Helpers program advances youth counselling skills

Thirty-seven people in Hinton have been certified as community helpers after receiving training through the community helpers program (CHP).

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Food Bank usage increased in 2019

The Hinton Food Bank saw its second busiest year ever in 2019, with 2017 still being the year with a record-high demand.

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T. Buckley bringing new tunes to Hinton

Tim Buckley is bringing a slightly new sound to Hinton since his last performance in 2014.

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Australia Day event to raise emergency fire funds

Hintonites can come together in support of a country on fire at an Australia Day Bushfire Relief event on Jan. 25 at The Old Grind.

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Cougars killed after encounters

A local woman and her dog went face to face with a cougar on the prowl Jan. 5 and lived to tell.

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Hinton forestry staff to fight fires Down Under

Two Hinton forestry staff members are headed to Australia to assist with wildfire suppression efforts.

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Busy nights for the mat program

By the end of 2019 the mat program hadn’t had an empty night since it opened Nov. 4 for anyone in need of a warm and safe place to sleep.

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Junior firefighter program thriving

A program that has helped produce volunteer firefighters for Hinton Fire Rescue is putting seven new recruits through the paces.

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Forests Without Border heads to Nepal in 2020

Forestry and natural resource professionals are headed to Nepal in the fall of 2020 on a trip lead by Hintonite Sharad Karmacharya.

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