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By Masha Scheele

COVID causes different look for Canada Day

Canada Day may look a little different this year as public health restrictions continue to limit gatherings, but one way Hintonites will be celebrating is with a drive-in movie theatre.

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Westmoreland closing Coal Valley mine

The Coal Valley Mine outside Edson is ceasing operations this year, citing significant constraints and challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Town of Hinton prepares for reopening

As the province slowly allows businesses to open and restrictions slacken, so is the Town of Hinton preparing to open facilities and bring back services to in-person operations.

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Local Legion set to re-open after COVID closure

After months of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Royal Canadian Legion hall in Hinton plans to open its doors on June 25.

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Hinton and Yellowhead County receive Gas Tax funds

Hinton and Yellowhead County both received federal funds for infrastructure priorities across a wide range of categories.

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Provincial Friendship Centre AGM cancelled

After 25 years of serving the community, the Hinton Friendship Centre Society was supposed to host the provincial annual general meeting for the Alberta Native Friendship Centre Association (ANFCA).

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‘Too Early To Tell’

In a province reeling from a dramatic drop in energy prices, the COVID-19 pandemic added another punch to the real estate industry, according to the Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA).

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Break and enter numbers drop in 2020

Hinton’s RCMP detachment continues to focus on decreasing break and enters after seeing a five year high in 2019.

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Businesses adjust to Stage 2 of Alberta relaunch

Stage 2 of Alberta’s economic relaunch strategy and some steps that were scheduled to wait until the third stage came earlier than expected for many local businesses.

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Lessons learned through COVID: ATA

A recent study revealed that although the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified education challenges of inequity and poverty, it has also accelerated new opportunities with digital technologies and collaboration within the school community.

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