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Rappel firefighter program eliminated

The provincial government announced it will cut an elite firefighting program whose members have trained in Hinton for decades.

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Tentative deal pulls CN workers off the picket line

Teamsters and Canadian National (CN) reached a tentative agreement to renew the collective agreement for more than 3,000 conductors, train persons and yard workers on Nov. 26 after a weeklong strike.

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School divisions lose three grants

The provincial education budget remains stable at $8.2 billion, but according to both school divisions in Hinton, the reallocation of grants to address the previous year’s shortfall, as well as increased enrollment across the province this year, has resulted in a negative financial impact.

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Alberta reconsidering Daylight Savings Time

The province recently put out a survey asking Albertans their opinion on abolishing the time change. The survey’s two options included keeping the time change or adopting daylight savings time (DST) all year round, not providing an option for those who would like to see a switch to permanent standard time.

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Assault and unlawful confinement case postponed

The court case of Collin Glaser and Jesse Lablanc came to an abrupt halt on Nov. 6, three days into the trial, when the defence lawyers discovered a piece of evidence in their possession and new representation was requested.

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Faith and kindness key to 100 years

Jean Carroll’s great-granddaughter sat beside her during her birthday party and reminded her that she just turned 100.

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Hinton continues Parent Link services

The Town of Hinton announced that it is preparing a proposal to continue funding its services to support early childhood and family development through the new Family Resource Network (FRN) Expression of Interest (EOI) process.

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Wild Mountain getting started early

The Wild Mountain Music Festival board is already in full swing to prepare for next year’s festival.

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Proactive mental health needed: FCSS

Hinton has a need for more proactive mental health services as was identified through the Rural Mental Health Project.

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Initiative sees Hinton students honour deceased veterans

Fresh snow fell Nov. 4 at Woodlawn Cemetery as the names of local armed services veterans laid to rest there rang out in the morning air.

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