The Alberta government has replaced the nine health authorities in Alberta with one ‘superboard.’ With the removal of rural health regions like David Thompson, many are wondering how this will effect health care for rural areas. “What will happen to, and who will speak for the people in the rural communities that don’t necessarily have easy access to the major centres?” said former David Thompson board member Brent Pedersen.
One of Hand Hills’ longest running institutions will be honoured at the opening of the 92nd Annual Hand Hills Lake Stampede. The Hand Hills Lake Stampede, Alberta’s oldest consecutive rodeo goes May 30 to June 1. The event is steeped in tradition and one of those is to honour one of their own to open the rodeo. This year it is the Hand Hills Ladies Aid. The group formed in 1928, then known as the Hand Hills United Church Ladies Aid. Some eighty years later, there are six active members. The president, Julie Lenfesty, will be the guest of honour and will officially open the show on Saturday May 31 at noon.