October 17th, 2017

Wildfire forces evacuation in part of ColemanParts of Hwy 3 closed due to smokeRead More

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From RCMP: Crowsnest Pass, Alberta – RCMP and Emergency services in Crowsnest pass are currently working to evacuate residents of the western edge of the town of Coleman. A wildfire is moving rapidly due to extreme winds from the west. Highway 3 will be experiencing traffic disruptions both east and westbound. Motorists should avoid travelling

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  • Wildfire forces evacuation in part of Coleman

    From RCMP: Crowsnest Pass, Alberta – RCMP and Emergency services in Crowsnest pass are currently working to evacuate residents of the western edge of the town of Coleman. A wildfire is moving rapidly due to extreme winds from the west. Highway 3 will be experiencing traffic disruptions both east and westbound. Motorists should avoid travelling ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Rattlers win twice to start the season

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  • Golden Hawks maintain flight

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