Pokemon Go game still hot in Tofield

Pokemon GoPokemon Go, the game that took the world by storm, is raising some controversy as of late, but its fan base in the area is still going strong.

    Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game that cashes in on the wildly popular Pokemon franchise. In the traditional video games and television shows the goal of characters and players is to catch all of the ‘pocket monsters’ populating the world and Continue Reading

Holden Legion draws large crowd with annual pig roast fundraiser

Roast-HoldenA large crowd gathered round the giant roaster on the east side of the Holden Legion Saturday, Aug. 13 as people waited in anticipation for the well cooked roast pork inside to be carved and served.

The annual event has been taking place for over 20 years now, estimated Legion member Gene Hrabec, who was up at the crack of dawn to help prepare the festivities. “This is our main fundraiser,” he said. Continue Reading

Here’s what else is making news in the Aug. 16, 2016 edition of The Tofield Mercury, on news stands now!

– The Tofield Farmers’ Market full of fun and activity with vendors and donations;

– Loose Ends Columnist Carol Livingstone discusses “My Brain Made Me Do It;”

– This Week on the Web: Man scales side of Trump Tower; Dolphin steals iPad; Woman gives liver transplant to stranger; and Trump quotes spoken by Futurama character;

– Opinion: Editorial – Tofield Historical Society deserves our gratitude; Letter – Tofield has much to celebrate;

– Tofield RCMP deal with many kinds of infractions;

– Ryley Village conducts kitty sting operation – have already caught between 40-50 cats;

– Holden Summer Fun Program wraps up with party;

– Paving final step for Railway Avenue overhaul in Ryley;

– Tofield supports Beaver Municipal Solutions’ bid to incorporate;

– Tofield’s “150 Year Committee” to organize Canada birthday celebrations in 2017;

– Construction on Tofield’s walking trail extensions start;

– Crops bountiful from rain now need warm dry weather;

– Ryley looks at land use policies – forms committee to examine development issues;

– Blackfoot-Cooking Lake Provincial Recreation Area to get trail system upgrade by province;

– Also inside this edition of The Tofield Today: Real Estate ads, Help Wanted; Classifieds and Blanket advertising; auctions, local events, Business and Professional Directory; Extra ads from our sister newspapers, and much more!!!

Here’s what else is making news in the Aug. 9, 2016 edition of The Tofield Mercury, on news stands now!

– Victim Services helping others in our community through volunteering time and compassion;

– Bring your First Nations artifacts to the Tofield Historical Society’s “Bones and Stones” afternoon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16th and have an archaeologist look at it for you;

– Opinion Page: Editorial – Charges are the same for impaireds involving alcohol or drugs; Letter: August is Impaired Driving Month;

– MLA Jessica Littlewood Column: New grant program for agricultural societies now available;

– Loose Ends columnist Carol Livingstone on “Stinking Up the Place” with certain types of food;

– This Week on the Web: Busker plays for Matisyahu; Stolen gnome returns from adventure; Man skydives with no parachute; and 22 Pushup Challenge raises PTSD awareness;

– 9th Annual String Music Camp Sept. 8-11 looking for young musicians aged 14 and up to play in orchestra and chamber groups at Cooking Lake’s Van-Es Conference Centre;

– Young people given an opportunity to help others and develop skills for the future with VolunTeen Program – Teenagers ages 14 to 17 asked to volunteer time with seniors in new initiative;

– Is Beaverhill Lake returning? – After drought took the lake’s ecosystems away 10 years ago, Beaverhill Bird Observatory scientists see a chance of recovery;

– Rain delays trenching work on Tofield’s 54th Avenue to replace water and sewer lines;

– Ryley church on the hunt for a new van for use by the congregation and other groups;

– Sunshine Villa honours retiring manager Theresa Manderson during Canada Day festivities;

– Beaver County Chronicle: Rural road study update needed in order to plan and access government funding; Division 4 councillor Dale Collison asked to bring list of road concerns to next council meeting for consideration.

– Also inside this week’s edition of the Mercury: Upcoming community events; Real Estate advertising; Help Wanted; auctions; Tofield and Area Church Directory; Classified and Blanket advertising; Business and Professional Directory; and much more!!!

Crowds fill streets to enjoy 14th Annual Heritage Classic

CarShow-1953 ChevyThe Tofield Lions Club outdid themselves once again, this time for their 14th Annual Heritage Classic Show n’ Shine, held every year on Monday of the Heritage Day long weekend.

“It was an awesome car show,” said Lions past-president Darryl Romaniuk, who was an organizer along with announcing for the afternoon show, held from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Aug. 1.

About 135 cars and other vehicles were registered for the event, which Romaniuk said was down about 40 from last year. Rain in the morning, which affected the entire region, may have hampered some from coming to show their vehicles. But the rain stopped and the afternoon turned out beautifully for the over 200 people Continue Reading

Tofield’s mayor graduates from prestigious program

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Tofield’s Mayor Harold Conquest (ICD.D) has just graduated from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).

His final oral exam was July 20, and he is now officially done his course to become a better director.

The ICD is a cross Canada organization that provides training and networking opportunities for directors. Their mantra of ‘better your skills, better your board’ encompasses what Conquest hoped to achieve through this training.

The course was Continue Reading