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By Masha Scheele

Seeing is Believing for Youth Centre magic show

Magician, Neil Croswell is about to show Hinton the magic word he uses to float his audience members in mid-air.

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2019 Strategic planning session set

Hinton Councilors are sitting down together with members of the administration for a facilitated strategic planning session at the end of October.

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Untapped potential in Hinton: Griffiths

Hinton’s biggest challenge is cracking open its untapped potential and opportunities, says a community growth strategist and former MLA familiar with the area.

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Utility franchise fees will remain at 12.7 per cent in 2020

FortisAlberta franchise fee rates will remain at 12.7 per cent, council decided at the Sept. 17 regular council meeting.

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The Boogie Patrol is on a roll

Blues Band, The Boogie Patrol, suggests everyone bring their dancing shoes to the annual Hinton Rotary Oktoberfest on Oct. 5.

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Busy start for Break-A-Leg Theatre Society season

A few busy weeks are behind Break-A-Leg Theatre (BAL) as they’ve finished auditions for their upcoming shows and are in the full swing of rehearsals.

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HSD policy review leaves dancer in the dark

The Hinton School of Dance (HSD) is working to change some of its policies addressing students with disabilities, and one local family is fighting to put a stop to it.

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Tax surplus to offset 2020 taxation

Council approved to place the 2019 unanticipated property taxation, due to reassessments, into the operational reserve in 2019 and bring this reserve amount forward into the 2020 Town revenues to offset the amount of taxation required.

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Budget overruns in 2019 add up to $706,553

Despite discussing how to cover the 2019 overruns at the regular meeting on Sept. 17, confusion around where money would come from and how the overruns came up remained.

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Cancer survivor Rita Lucas lending a hand at Boob Tour

Although Rita Lucas never received treatment in Hinton when she came face to face with cancer in 2018, her journey taught her how important it is to have and support the local cancer clinic.

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