Career Fairs in Ryley and Tofield help students explore options

Students at Tofield, and Ryley schools had the opportunity to explore various careers within Beaver County on March 28, 29, and 30 at career fairs.

The fairs were a joint effort between Beaver County and Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) for both Viking/Beaver County East and also Tofield/Ryley/Beaver County West.

FCSS Director Tracey Boast Radley (Viking/Beaver County East) said the career fairs were the final events wrapping up Continue Reading

Here’s what else is making news in the April 4, 2017 edition of The Tofield Mercury, on news stands now!

– Tofield RCMP reports on their latest crime files;

– Opinion Page: Editorial – April is speed awareness month; Letter – Tofield and Area Health Foundation explains how they can support doctor recruitment and retention;

– Loose Ends columnist Carol Livingstone says “It’s All About the Topping” when it comes to cooking;

– Vimy Ridge survivor was only quadruple amputee to survive the First World War – went on to help others through the War Amputations of Canada;

– Holden Hall Association welcomes new members and grant funds;

– Beaver County Chronicle: “Spring Into Art” Studio 14 Association event well received; Road closures due to flooding in Beaver County; AFSC states that for farmers hit by bad weather, help is within reach;

– Also inside this editon of the Mercury: Real Estate advertising; Community events; Tofield and Area Church Directory; Auction listings; Business and Professional Directory; Classifieds and Blanket Alberta advertising; Help Wanted ads; and much more!!!

Did you get a chance to read through our 2017 Ag Supplement? If not, read it online right now!

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High load corridor realignment gets green light – Hwy. 834 t be re-routed away from Tofield

Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood announced that funding has been approved in the 2017 provincial budget for the realignment of Highway 834 near Tofield.

As the town’s high corridor route, the road runs right past C.W. Sears elementary school on the east side of Tofield, a fact that has caused concern for local residents and officials alike.

Large vessels and trucks routinely make their way Continue Reading

Here’s what else is making news inside the March 28, 2017 edition of The Tofield Mercury, on news stands now!

– Former information supervisor at Tofield Health Centre pleads guilty to information access breaches;

– Holden Council to review draft of proposed Public Behaviour Bylaw before taking action; other council news;

– 2017 Agriculture Supplement salutes farmers and other agricultural industry in our communities;

– Opinion Page: Editorial – Saluting the farmer and the rural way of life: Letter – Tolerance and respect needed in political debates;

– Loose Ends column by Carol Livingstone – this week: “Round and Round We Go;”

– Tofield minor hockey teams place well in 16/60 League Finals;

– This Week on the Web: Father and five children live in tiny condo; Reality show contestants continue filming without knowing show is cancelled; Escalator malfunctions causing panic and injury; and Movie premiere fire causes panic;

– Ardrossan Crimson Knights win gold in league play and Edmonton Slush Cup; qualify for Provincials in Calgary;

– Beaver County Chronicle News: Reeve’s synopsis of AAMDC rural municipality convention; Clean Harbors and Beaver County Transportation Centre robberies have suspects ramming gates to get access; Focus on infrastructure in 2017 federal budget pleases AUMA;

– Also inside this edition of the Mercury: Blanket and Classified advertising; Tofield and Area Church Directory; Help Wanted Ads; Realty Ads; Community Events; Business and Professional Directory, and much more!!!

Despite protests EIPS Board shuts down Ministik School

After a couple of public hearings and well organized opposition by protesting parents, Elk Island Public Schools did what it decided in the first place and stuck to its plan to close Ministik School, 25 km west of Tofield on Highway 14.

Parent Pauline Gurnett said that now it is up to the Minister of Education to approve the decision. “We wait in anticipation of his decision.

“The board meeting was very frustrating Continue Reading


Former junior roller derby star with Highway 14 Roller Derby Association, Fallaine Matula from Tofield recently won the MVP Jammer Award for the A-level Edmonton E-ville Dead team in its win over Anarchy Angels of Vancouver at Lynden, Washington at the end of February.

Fallaine’s team crushed the BC competitors 306-72 after having the fortune of a couple of their key players dropping out with injuries before the contest. But the 19-year-old said it was likely her Edmonton team (ranked 78th out of 322 teams playing in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, WFTD) would have still won the game.

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Music Royalty was celebrated as the Tofield Skating Club put on its year-end Ice Carnival in front of proud and excited friends and relatives at the Tofield Arena on Saturday.

The boards were covered in a black backdrop highlighted in blue lights, while a castle was set centre stage with knightly banners hung for Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Sir Elton John, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin.

Drapes in the middle would serve as the castle gate, with skaters Continue Reading