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Rural parents plea for schools


Golden Hills amends East Wheatland plan, reworks closure policy


It was a victory for rural school children in Golden Hills School Division, as their fate was put in the hands of their nine trustees at the Golden Hills trustees regular meeting on Monday, June 16.

A compromise for a proposed stand alone centralized school in East Wheatland was established. As well, a proposed policy making it easier for schools to be put under review for closure was sent back to the policy committee for re-development. The original proposals were critiqued by the possibly affected rural communities as potential cost cutting measures would only hurt their children.

Relay For Life arrives Friday

Last minute preparations are being made as the second annual Relay For Life is set to go this weekend, Friday, June 13 at DCHS.The organizing committee is looking to make this year an unforgettable event for all those who attend and participate.It all begins at 7 p.m. with the opening ceremonies. Relayers will want to be there much earlier to set up camp and get prepared for the marathon evening of fun, camaraderie and remembrance.

Delia opens solar power project


Even on a cloudy day, things are bright and strong for Delia’s new solar project.

And powerful too!

In fact, on the very day that saw the unveiling of the solar project, which is now powering Delia’s water pump station, the array of panels was producing surplus energy, sending power back to the grid.

On Friday, June 6, the Delia Solar Project was officially unveiled. Starland CAO Ross Rawlusyk, Starland Reeve Barry Hoover, Delia Mayor Gordon Isaac joined the Honourable Jack Hayden Minister of Infrastructure and Gerhard Schwarz of ATCO Electric to help cut the ribbon for the project that has been four years in the making. The project was a joint effort with Starland County, the Village of Delia, the Village of Munson and the Village of Morrin, all contributing.

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