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Jason Klaus (left) and Joshua Frank in a pickup truck before Frank spoke to an undercover RCMP officer he believed was an organized crime boss about the murders of Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus. (Photo contributed by RCMP)

Castor triple murder sentencing sent back to appeal court

OTTAWA — Canada’s top court has sent the case of two men…

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Clearview Public Schools pleased province listened to fuel-cost concerns

Clearview Public Schools received some good news from the province the week…

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Kent and Josh Nixon provided the entertainment at the Stettler Rotary Club Farmer Appreciation Supper on June 20. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Rotary Club of Stettler holds first Farmers Appreciation Supper since before pandemic

The Rotary Club of Stettler hosted their annual Farmers Appreciation Night on…

Kent and Josh Nixon provided the entertainment at the Stettler Rotary Club Farmer Appreciation Supper on June 20. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rempel Garner bows out of running for Alberta UCP leadership, citing caucus divisions

Rempel Garner says not running “has been the hardest decision I have ever had to make.

Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta ending regular in-person COVID-19 updates

COVID Statistics will be updated weekly but news conferences held only as required

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Albertans will soon receive rebates on their electricity bills. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Electricity rebates for Albertans to show up on July bills

Most farms, residences and small businesses will receive rebates

Albertans will soon receive rebates on their electricity bills. (Photo by Advocate staff)
FILE - Albertans will continue to save 13 cents on every litre of gasoline or diesel through the provincial fuel tax relief program. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
FILE - Albertans will continue to save 13 cents on every litre of gasoline or diesel through the provincial fuel tax relief program. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Around 170 people, including MLA Nate Horner, attended the County of Paintearth barbecue on June 17. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
Around 170 people, including MLA Nate Horner, attended the County of Paintearth barbecue on June 17. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Castor council approves Minor Sports federal grant application

If approved, grant will be used to improve town assets

Castor youth take part in the Castor Golf Club junior golf program. (Photo submitted)

Castor’s golf season in full ‘swing’

The Castor Golf Club is in full ‘swing’ for the 2022 season.…

Castor youth take part in the Castor Golf Club junior golf program. (Photo submitted)
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RCMP investigate homicide near Sylvan Lake

Victim was transported to the hospital, however, died from the injuries

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Castor council updated on new park

Highlights from June 13 meeting

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Kagen Schmidt of Barrhead scores 66 points on this ride, tieing him for first place in the event with Wyatt Simpson. All part of Castor Rodeo action on June 25th, 2021. (File photo)

The Castor Rodeo returns for another year.

By Sam Donnelly Castor’s 46th annual rodeo returns for some summer fun.…

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Kagen Schmidt of Barrhead scores 66 points on this ride, tieing him for first place in the event with Wyatt Simpson. All part of Castor Rodeo action on June 25th, 2021. (File photo)
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Town of Castor council concerned about costs of supporting different community agencies

After a meeting between council and the board members of several community…

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Clearview Public Schools meeting highlights

Highlights for the June 15 meeting

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Darrell Blume and Ken Jackson (right) from the Castor Legion were on hand to make three $1,000 donations to Gus Wetter programming. (Gus Wetter Facebook photo)

Castor’s Legion donates $3,000 to Gus Wetter School

Several Gus Wetter programs have received a much needed, and appreciated, boost.…

Darrell Blume and Ken Jackson (right) from the Castor Legion were on hand to make three $1,000 donations to Gus Wetter programming. (Gus Wetter Facebook photo)
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One man hurt in shooting outside Sylvan Lake restaurant

The victim was hospitalized and is expected to recover soon

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Capital Power open house reveals turbine numbers cut down to 35 near Halkirk, Alberta

By Stu Salkeld, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, East Central Alberta Review An…

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