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Welling grandma planks herself into the Guinness World Records

By Delon Shurtz Southern Alberta Newspapers DonnaJean Wilde is a fairly typical grandmother, with a rather atypical penchant for planking. No, she’s not a floor installer, and she’s not a pirate, never having walked a plank in her life. But this 59-year-old retired school teacher from Welling loves to plank, as in lying face-down on the floor, then raising her body onto her forearms and… Read More »

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MES offering Early Learning Program for young children

By Heather Cameron Westwind Weekly News Registration for the 2024-25 Early Learning Program offered by Magrath Elementary School opened on March 4. “The program is… Read More »

Highway 3 twinning underway in 2024 – Delays in 2023 postponed expected start

By Trevor Busch Southern Alberta Newspapers Originally announced in 2020 under then-Premier Jason Kenney and initially expected to get underway last year, the province… Read More »

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Comets go 8-0 in opening week in dominating start for Raymond rugby program

By Garrett Simmons Westwind Weekly News You can’t get any better than an 8-0 start to the season. That’s the situation the Raymond High School  girls rugby… Read More »

Comets rugby program set to kick off 2024 season

By Garrett Simmons For The News  Mother Nature hasn't been very co-operative in terms of spring sports, but that hasn't stopped the Raymond Comets girls rugby program. As the weather has flipped from tropical to polar, and… Read More »

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End of an era

By Cole Parkinson Westwind Weekly News Well, after five and a half years at the paper, I’ve officially decided to move onto a new venture.… Read More »

Favourite podcasts of 2022

When it comes to podcasts, there truly is something for everybody. Whether you’re into breakdowns on pop culture, true crime, audio dramas, news, philosophy, or… Read More »


Legislating for fairness often results in unforeseen consequences

In democracies such as Canada and the United States, leaders and governments have to be responsive to the needs and wants of the people who… Read More »

Is it time to defund the CBC?

The CBC just got another cash infusion from the Trudeau government and treated itself to a fresh round of bonuses. Cabinet documents show the government boosted the… Read More »


Viterra seeking to fill critical roles in industry

By Heather Cameron Westwind Weekly News During the 2024 Ag Expo there was an event called ‘thinkAg: Career Fair hosted by Ag for Life on… Read More »

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