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Indigenous Day moved to July after break-in and theft at HFC

The Hinton Friendship Centre (HFC) has received an overwhelming amount of support from the community since they announced their building was broken into on Sunday morning, June 16.

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Bridge costs continue to ramp up

Council discussed concerns over the estimated cost of ramp access to the Maxwell Lake bridge at the June 18 standing committee after hearing from administration that costs could escalate more than fifty percent of the original budgeted amount of $400,000.

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Local good as gold at track zones

Despite limited time to train, Kyara Bishop cleaned up at the junior high zones track meet championships in May and brought three gold medals back to Hinton.

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Boardwalk committee terms set

The purpose of a Beaver Boardwalk Committee (BBC) is to gather, study and discuss all relevant information regarding the Beaver Boardwalk condition and rehabilitation project in order to provide Council recommendations.

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Hinton Wildcats seek to re-establish lease with Town of Hinton

The Hinton Wildcats and the Western Provincial Hockey Association (WPHA) together filed a court application seeking a declaration from the court that their lease of a Town of Hinton facility remains in full force and effect.

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Lemonade Day to see 16 youth with thirst-quenching booths

When life gives you lemons you purchase a business license, enter a lease agreement, take out a loan for additional ingredients and necessary items, tweak your recipe and open up the best lemonade stand in the region.

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Hinton homeless need HELP

Hinton should be concerned about homelessness in the community according to the newly released Homelessness Estimation report conducted through Hinton Employment & Learning Place (HELP).
A grant from the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) allowed HELP to collaborate with community partners and put together the homelessness estimation count.

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What the frac?

Wayfinder’s proppant plant near Obed is one of only two resin sand manufacturing facilities in Canada, the company told a group of Chamber members during a May 29 site tour.The facility provides Northern White, regional and resin-coated sand for oil and gas companies in the area and employs around 13 people, most of whom live in Hinton. It takes two staff members to operate the entire plant near Obed, one person sits in the control room, while the other is stationed in the lab.

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U13 boys settle for silver in a storm

Hinton’s U13 boys soccer squad had weather settle its gold medal game June 9 against Ponoka at the Millett tournament.

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Ten locals heading to arm wrestling nationals

Ten members of the Hinton Armbenders Professional Arm Wrestling Club are heading to the national championships in July. Vince McKinley, Hinton’s double world champion in arm wrestling, has been integral in training five kids and five adults in preparation.

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