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Baby boxes come to Alberta

Since 1949, Finland has offered a “baby box,” filled with necessities for a newborn including diapers, clothing, socks, mittens, a book and other similar items, to every expectant mother.

A 27 acre parcel of land southwest of the Camrose County Nature Conservation Centre has been redistricted from agricultural to rural commercial industrial. (Agenda materials Nov. 22/ Camrose County)

County redistricts land by conservation centre

After a public hearing and discussion Nov. 22, Camrose County council voted to redistrict a 27 acre triangle of land next to the Camrose County Nature Conservation Centre from agricultural to rural commercial industrial.

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Beware energy audit scam

Const. Kelly Bauer of the Camrose Police Service is warning citizens to be aware of a possible door-to-door scam related to the looming carbon tax. The scam involves two people showing up at your house saying they are conducting “energy audits.” They ask to examine your furnace to see if you possibly qualify for a lower carbon tax.

Manjit Minhas spoke at the third annual Empower Women in Business Conference, which was held at the Best Western Plus Nov. 5. Minhas spoke about her journey as an entrepreneur and the businesses she and her younger brother have built over the last 17 years. Amielle Christopherson/ Camrose Canadian/Postmedia Network

Dragon makes appearance at women’s conference

Albertan beer baroness and Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Manjit Minhas imparted valuable information with humour during the third annual Empower Women in Business conference at the Best Western Plus Hotel Nov. 5.

Residents from Camrose and the county, as well as Wetaskiwin and surrounding area, packed the parking lot at Icon Safety Consulting Nov. 5 for a rally protesting the NDP government’s carbon tax. A dozen rallies were held across the province as Albertans voiced their concerns regarding the impending tax. Amielle Christopherson/ Camrose Canadian/Postmedia Network

Albertans voice displeasure over carbon tax

Cars filled the parking lot by Panago and Humpty’s as drivers heading up and down Highway 13 honked their horns in solidarity with the more than 100 protestors who packed the parking lot in front of Icon Safety Consulting Nov. 5.

Battle River Big Band members rehearse for their Nov. 6 concert at the Bailey Theatre.

Battle River Big Band prepares tribute

This Sunday, the 20 members of the Battle River Big Band will take to the Bailey Theatre Stage to mark Remembrance Day with a program that celebrates those on the home front as well as the front line.

ÉCCHS students accept challenge

Anticipation and a hint of unease swelled outside the doors of École Camrose Composite High School’s east gym Wednesday, Oct. 22, where nearly a hundred students waited in the hall for Challenge Day to begin.

This November, businesses around Camrose will be displaying solitary roses in support of Family Violence Prevention Month. (Supplied)

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

During the month of November, businesses around Camrose will be displaying solitary roses from first bloom until the last petal falls, to commemorate the lives of those who have died as victims of family violence.

Marijuana (File photo)

Medical marijuana group 1 step closer to business

As Canadians reacted to news that Shoppers Drug Mart is exploring the possibility of selling medical marijuana in the near future, an independent retailer is finalizing the last steps in opening a medical marijuana dispencery within the Camrose area.