‘Some people have even used broomsticks’: Okotoks task force to tackle aggressive deer

The town of Okotoks has set up an Urban Deer Task Force to deal an increase in citizens expressing concerns about property damage and safety issues over potential human-deer conflicts. Related News On Wednesday morning a Global News crew spotted…

Tiny homes ecovillage in Okotoks unlikely after Monday council vote

The Town of Okotoks won’t be holding a plebiscite on the future of a proposed village of eco-friendly tiny homes. On Monday, council members voted in favour of a motion stating they wouldn’t issue a plebiscite after accepting a petition…

Okotoks and Black Diamond set to bid on 2022 Alberta Summer Games

Two Alberta towns plan to team up in a bid to host the 2022 Alberta Summer Games. Okotoks councillors voted on Tuesday in support of submitting a joint bid with Black Diamond for the event, which draws about 3,000 athletes…

Alberta man back chasing running records after cross-Canada speed attempt

Dave Proctor’s attempted speed record across Canada last summer was foiled by a bad back, so the ultramarathoner’s comeback plan is chasing a pair of quirkier running benchmarks. The 38-year-old from Okotoks, Alta., will run as fast as he can…

1 person killed in 3-vehicle crash south of Calgary

One person was killed in a three-vehicle crash south of Calgary on Wednesday evening. The collision happened on Highway 2A, about three kilometres north of Okotoks, Alta., around 11 p.m. Police closed a section of southbound Highway 2A for several…

Century-old Blackfoot headdress found in thrift store returned to Alberta First Nation

A more than century-old Blackfoot headdress that was dropped in a thrift store bin has been returned to a First Nation east of Calgary. An Alberta government spokeswoman says someone made a call to a poacher tip line last June…