Here’s what else is making news in the Sept. 20, 2016 edition of The Tofield Mercury, on news stands now!!

– Tofield service road development and community hall projects stalled for now;

– Tofield Chamber to contract out membership drive position;

– Opinion: Editoral – CPP boost will benefit younger wage earners; Letter – Petition with 15,000 signatures shows support for non profit blood clinics;

– Loose Ends columnist Carol Livingstone discusses restaurant dining in “Ambiance, Anyone?;”

– This Week on the Web: Judge sentences boy to play basketball; Text conversation between mom and daughter goes viral; Roommate has crazy demands before getting to university; and, Norwegian black metal musician voted into office and not pleased;

– The Tofield RCMP reports they had a busy week answering numerous and varied complaints;

– No fly zone declared for drones at Elk Island National Park;

– Alberta Prairie Classroom on Wheels hits libraries in Holden, Ryley and Tofield;

– Tofield women start up WECAN society for cheaper food source;

– Tofield Senior Golf Club hosts annual tournament – decides to donate to local food bank instead of having prizes this year;

– Good food and company enjoyed by those attending the Spilstead Annual Fall Steak Fry;

– Beaver County Chronicle: Bridge repairs take place over Amisk Creek on Highway 14; The Holden Terry Fox Run raises $1,240 for cancer research; Agenda items for Sept. 21 meeting of Beaver County Council;

-Also inside this edition of The Mercury are: Business and Professional pages; Tofield and Area Church Directory; Blanket and Classified advertising; Real Estate and Help Wanted Ads; Community Events; and much more!!!

FCSS urges public to start a conversation and prevent suicides

fcss-preventionTofield/Ryley/Beaver County West Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) staff were attempting to get the word out last week that suicide can be prevented – if everyone educates themselves on signs and symptoms and takes the chance of having a conversation with someone he or she is concerned about.

“It’s pretty serious and the way our economy is it could be on the rise,” said FCSS Director Ruth Gill in an interview last week. “There needs to be greater awareness of the help available to people and the signs pointing to suicide.”

The issue is serious enough that FCSS went to the Don’t Hibernate Fair to let all those attending have a chance to see some of the literature and familiarize themselves with signs and symptoms Continue Reading

Reeve Smook and Clr. Scott help proclaim Beaver Hills Biosphere Day

biosphere-dayReeve and Division 1 Councillor Kevin Smook and Division 2 Councillor Sieko Scott represented Beaver County last Friday for the grand opening of the first project initiated since the Beaver Hills Moraine was designated a UNESCO Biosphere on March 21, 2016.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail was held at the head of the trail system on Continue Reading

Here’s what else is making news in the Tofield Mercury’s Sept. 13, 2016 edition, on news stands now!

– Tofield RCMP reports three motor vehicle accidents;

– New staff at Tofield School for 2016-2017 year;

– Loose Ends columnist Carol Livingstone discusses “Obsession” in her latest column;

– Week on the Web: Photo of newborn wins hugging goes viral; Hilary Clinton appears on Humans of New York; Cats found alive weeks after earthquake; and couple celebrates 57 years of marriage with photos;

– Hon. Kevin Sorenson, MP for Battle River-Crowfoot – Parliamentary Report on Private Members’ Business;

– Battle River School Division board selects Chair and Vice-Chair for coming year;

– EXTRA advertising: businesses and services, events, car sales, and much more from around the region;

– Also inside this edition of the Mercury: Real Estate for sale; Help Wanted Ads; Beaver County Community Survey “Horizons;” Community Events; Tofield and Area Church Directory; Business and Professional Pages; Classifieds and Blanket Alberta advertising; and much more!!!