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…

Okotoks family fears they will be forced to leave Canada following permanent residence rejection

“For a family that is contributing to the community, that is not sucking any resources from Canada – they are contributing – the idea of sending them home? I can’t wrap my head around it,” family friend Inge French said.