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Ridge Utilities offering anniversary scholarship opportunities

By Heather Cemeron Westwind Weekly News In honour of Stirling’s 125th anniversary, Ridge Utilities is offering the grade 12 students of Stirling School the opportunity to be awarded one of two $1,250 scholarships.   “The purpose of this scholarship is to help provide a financial assistance to any student who is pursuing post-secondary education following grade 12,” said Scott Donselaar, Chief Administrative Officer for the… Read More »

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Southern Alberta Newspapers Alberta’s agriculture sector is growing with a $222-million investment from NewCold to develop its first Canadian facility in southern Alberta. “We’re thrilled… Read More »

Is youth baseball in rural Alberta getting shortchanged?

By Cal Braid Southern Alberta Newspapers Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Young baseball players in rural Alberta are being relegated to the bullpen, warming up for… Read More »

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Comets earn an important  win over LCI Clippers

By Garrett Simmons Westwind Weekly News A weekend tournament in Edmonton gave the Raymond Comets senior girls rugby squad a shot at redemption, and the team didn’t disappoint. Raymond… Read More »

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By Heather Cemeron Westwind Weekly News The 2024 Farming Smarter Conference, held at the Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge recently, involved Carlo Van Herk from Farming… Read More »

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