• Stolen Car - Barrhead Leader

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    Stolen Car
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    The Barrhead Leader welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to delete comments deemed inappropriate. We reserve the right to close the comments ...
  • Steelers handily dominate Hawks - Barrhead Leader

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    Steelers handily dominate Hawks
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    Steelers player Jona Cisse edges out a Maskwacis player for control of the puck during the Jan. 5 game that ended 6-0 for Barrhead. Rick De Vries. It was like watching a cat play with mice. That is how the gameplay between the Barrhead Steelers, and ...
  • Exploring horizons - Barrhead Leader

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    Exploring horizons
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    I've always felt New Year's resolutions were the perfect place to start thinking about expanding one's horizons. Personally, I don't see the point in sticking with what makes me 'comfortable'; that is not how a person grows. I believe that experiencing ...
  • New Barrhead RCMP officer comes to Barrhead via the oil patch - Barrhead Leader

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    New Barrhead RCMP officer comes to Barrhead via the oil patch
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    If it had not been for the slow down in the oil patch, David Donovan might not have become a member of the RCMP. That is what Const. Donovan said during a Dec. 29 visit to the Barrhead Leader office. He came to Barrhead about three months ago after ...
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  • County of Barrhead councillors debate land acquisition prices - Barrhead Leader

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    County of Barrhead councillors debate land acquisition prices
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    County of Barrhead residents will have to pay more to access certain services after councillors unanimously approved a recommendation from administration to update its schedule of fees. Also at their Jan. 2 meeting, councillors instructed ...
  • Barrhead brings in the New Year - Barrhead Leader

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    Barrhead brings in the New Year
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    First night ended with a bang, courtesy of a fireworks display put on by the Barrhead Fire Department. Barry Kerton. The Town of Barrhead celebrated the New Year by hosting a family friendly Dec. 31 First Night celebration. Activities started at the ...
  • Second cell required for county lagoon - Barrhead Leader

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    Second cell required for county lagoon
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    The County of Barrhead needs to upgrade its waste-water lagoon facilities. That is according to county manager Debbie Oyarzun. File Photo. The county needs a new lagoon and county CAO Debbie Oyarzun says the project is not an option for council, but is ...
  • Town approves interim budget - Barrhead Leader

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    Town approves interim budget
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    Coun. Shelley Oswald noted the twinning committee's 2018 capital budget would be used to continue the upgrades at the Japanese garden in Charles Yuill Park. Barry Kerton. Town of Barrhead councillors approved the municipality's 2018 interim budget ...
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  • Basketball night in Barrhead - Barrhead Leader

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    Basketball night in Barrhead
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    Caitlyn Potts of the Barrhead Jaguars dribbles into the offensive zone in their home opener against Neerlandia. Barry Kerton. Barrhead Composite High School's Jaguars opened their season with a pair of Dec. 13 home games against Neerlandia Public ...
  • Barrhead reports £10m boost in cruise bookings - TTG

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    Barrhead reports £10m boost in cruise bookings
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    Barrhead Travel is reporting a cruise boom after seeing cruise bookings revenue grow by £10 million this year. River cruise, Castle Reichenstein, Middle Rhine Valley. Sharelines. Twitter Facebook. Barrhead Travel is reporting a cruise boom after seeing ...and more »
  • Barrhead Elementary track season begins - Barrhead Leader

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    Barrhead Elementary track season begins
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    BES elementary 2017 girls silver winning team, back from left: Karma Floden, Emma Weeks, Erika Kerckhof, Cassie Smith, Shaliza Schallock and Hailey Brand. Front from left: Courtney Harrison, Antija Quintilo, Ashlee Keith, Lunay Wepener and Rylan Hayes ...
  • Wranglers defeat Steelers in close game - Barrhead Leader

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    Wranglers defeat Steelers in close game
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    The 2017/2018 Barrhead “Midget” Steelers pose for a photo with toys donated by the community for FCSS' program, Santa's Toy Box. Rick De Vries. For the Barrhead Steelers, the game against the Vegreville Wranglers Dec. 8 was one that started with ...
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  • Local artist creates his first calendar - Barrhead Leader

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    Local artist creates his first calendar
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    Joe Williams holds up one of the prospective pictures he is considering to be the front cover of his book as well as his 2018 calendar. Barry Kerton. Art has always played a large role in Joe Williams' life. When he was young he and his family used it ...
  • Newest RCMP officer excited to come to Barrhead - Barrhead Leader

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    Newest RCMP officer excited to come to Barrhead
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    Const. Joanne Lauer is Barrhead's newest constable. The 10-year RCMP veteran stopped by the Leader's office last week to introduce herself. Barry Kerton. Barrhead just seemed like the right fit. That is how Barrhead's newest RCMP Const. Joanne Lauer ...
  • Summerlea residents ask county to finance dust control - Barrhead Leader

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    Summerlea residents ask county to finance dust control
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    Summerlea residents want the County of Barrhead to take over the cost of dust control in their subdivision. A 15-year resident of the area, current condo association director Robert Suurhoff met with council Dec. 5 and discussed the possibility of ...
  • Why not Barrhead? - Barrhead Leader

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    Why not Barrhead?
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    With the world adopting green policies and many countries looking towards 2035 as the year humanity breaks its dependency on fossil fuels, Alberta is looking for the next 'something' to restore its advantage. Enter industrial hemp and in some places ...
  • Aurs Road closure to cause chaos for Barrhead motorists in run-up to Christmas - Barrhead News

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    Aurs Road closure to cause chaos for Barrhead motorists in run-up to Christmas
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    FESTIVE shoppers in Barrhead are set to suffer major travel disruption as one of the busiest roads leading to the town centre will remain closed in the lead-up to Christmas. Aurs Road will be shut off until December 22 for investigation works between ...
  • Slick conditions - Barrhead Leader

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    Slick conditions
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    A 17-year-old German downhill ski racer who crashed while competing at Lake Louise Ski Area on Tuesday (Dec. 5), has died as a result of his significant … Crosswalk included in 53K 'branding' project. Sinclair House is finally coming to town. Tuesday ...
  • Happy 90th to us - Barrhead Leader

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    Happy 90th to us
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    Warner Brothers Film studio released the Jazz Singer, the first feature-length motion picture that not only had a synchronized music score, but speech. It also marked the passing of Canada's first old-age pension act and the introduction of Ford's ...
  • I just don't get it… - Barrhead Leader

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    I just don't get it…
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    The past few days I have been watching the news, everyone seems to want donations for something. The one that drew my attention mostly was the one that wanted donations to save the life of birds and animals. To my understanding some of these birds and ...
  • It's a municipal birthday - Barrhead Leader

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    It's a municipal birthday
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    It seems like only yesterday you were a brand new town, nestled on a hill, looking over a valley. A change in shipping lanes is, I believe, what led to Barrhead moving from its former location to its present one. However, regardless of how it was done ...
  • Misty Ridge eyes Dec. 16 opening - Barrhead Leader

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    Misty Ridge eyes Dec. 16 opening
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    In September representatives from the Barrhead Elks presented Misty Ridge Society with a cheque for $79,000. From left: Jim Birnie, Barrhead Elks holding committee chairperson, Bruce McLean, Barrhead Elks president, Kerry McElroy, Misty Ridge Society ...
  • Senior boys provincial champs for another year - Barrhead Leader

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    Senior boys provincial champs for another year
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    The 2017 BCHS Senior Boys Gryphons were successful in retaining the 3A Boys High School Provincial Championship banner after defeating Morinville in the final set Nov. 23. Pictured (L to R): Assistant Coach Lou Rondeau, Arend de Waal, assistant coach ...
  • Snap shot in time - Barrhead Leader

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    Snap shot in time
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    The staff of the Barrhead Leader, when all totalled, have worked for the newspaper for 90 years. Coincidence? We think not. Barry Kerton. This year the Barrhead Leader turned 90. To celebrate this fact, the editorial staff decided to take a look at two ...
  • Town signs off on arbitrator's decision - Barrhead Leader

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    Town signs off on arbitrator's decision
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    Mayor Dave McKenzie said he was pleased to have the issue of recreational funding resolved. Barry Kerton. Town of Barrhead councillors unanimously approved the recreation agreement that will see the municipality receive a minimum of $312,679 from the ...
  • Barrhead residents give from the heart - Barrhead Leader

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    Barrhead residents give from the heart
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    Kevin Kuschminder brings out a dolly full of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to the truck during a Nov. 19 packing party at the Barrhead Alliance Church. Submitted. Just under 800 children will have a brighter Christmas thanks to the generosity of ...and more »
  • Reindeer Drones - Barrhead Leader

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    Reindeer Drones
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    A 17-year-old German downhill ski racer who crashed while competing at Lake Louise Ski Area on Tuesday (Dec. 5), has died as a result of his significant … Crosswalk included in 53K 'branding' project · Sinclair House is finally coming to town. Tuesday ...
  • Barrhead dancers join Alberta Ballet in a Christmas favourite - Barrhead Leader

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    Barrhead dancers join Alberta Ballet in a Christmas favourite
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    The Barrhead Leader talked to Yasmeen Assaf (l) and Jamie Kalmbach about their experience of auditioning for Alberta Ballet's annual Nutcracker production. Barry Kerton. For the second straight year Alberta's Ballet production of the Nutcracker will ...
  • Edmonton Pregnancy Centre to open Barrhead branch - Barrhead Leader

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    Edmonton Pregnancy Centre to open Barrhead branch
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    Barrhead women facing an unplanned pregnancy who are not sure of what their next step will be will soon have a new resource to call upon. Sometime this April the Christian based Edmonton Pregnancy Care Centre will be opening a branch office in Barrhead ...
  • Arbitration decision in favour of county - Barrhead Leader

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    Arbitration decision in favour of county
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    County of Barrhead reeve Doug Drozd (l) shakes hands with Town of Barrhead mayor Dave McKenzie (r) after the county accepted the Municipal Affairs-approved recreational agreement documentation Nov. 21. Both municipalities have until Dec. 1 to sign and ...and more »
  • Rotary extends proposal to county - Barrhead Leader

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    Rotary extends proposal to county
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    Rotary Club of Barrhead president Mark Oberg proposed a cost-sharing partnership between the town, the club and the county for local family-violence prevention program Thrive on Nov. 21. Rick De Vries. A local family-violence prevention program is in ...
  • Local chocolateer celebrates first year in business - Barrhead Leader

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    Local chocolateer celebrates first year in business
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    Elien De Herdt, pictured here with a hand-made chocolate Santa, is a former member of Team Canada and the owner of Elieneke's Bake Shop in Barrhead. Rick De Vries. It has been a busy year for Elieneke's Bake Shop owner Elien De Herdt. De Herdt says ...
  • Steelers rake Hawks in regular season game - Barrhead Leader

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    Steelers rake Hawks in regular season game
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    Barrhead Steelers player Owen Weeks corrals a pair of Athabasca Hawks players behind the Hawks' net, during a regular season matchup Nov. 24 that ended 4-1 for Barrhead. Rick De Vries. It opened with a pledge to donate proceeds from their 50/50 draw ...
  • Barrhead Swim Club participates in its first meet in three years - Barrhead Leader

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    Barrhead Swim Club participates in its first meet in three years
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    The Barrhead Swim Club participated in their first swim meet in three years in Edson. The Leader spoke to them at their first practice upon their return. Pictured from left are: Fletcher Greenstein, Colby McCarthy, Emma Millar, Samantha Hallock, Ashlee ...
  • F&M Hairdressing in Barrhead celebrates anniversary by moving to new premises - Barrhead News

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    F&M Hairdressing in Barrhead celebrates anniversary by moving to new premises
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    IT was hair today, gone tomorrow for a Barrhead salon which celebrated its 16th anniversary by moving to new premises. F&M Hairdressing has swapped its old Main Street location for the former Royal Bank of Scotland building in the town's Cross ...
  • Barrhead Bolts win Atom tournament - Barrhead Leader

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    Barrhead Bolts win Atom tournament
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    Okotoks RCMP are reporting a suspected attack on a teen in the Cimarron area last weekend did not occur as originally reported. Crosswalk included in 53K 'branding' project. Team Alberta names hockey coaches. Thursday Nov 23, 2017. Cochrane Eagle.
  • Mayor committed to open communication - Barrhead Leader

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    Mayor committed to open communication
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    Town of Barrhead mayor Dave McKenzie was a guest speaker at the first meeting of the Rotary Club of Barrhead in their new location, the Charles Godberson Rotary Room on Nov. 13. Rick De Vries. Town of Barrhead mayor Dave McKenzie says without the ...
  • Thrive program might have a reprieve - Barrhead Leader

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    Thrive program might have a reprieve
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    Barrhead Rotary Club president Mark Oberg asked town councillors to consider a partnership proposal between the service club and the county in an effort to save FCSS' Thrive family violence prevention program. Barry Kerton. It seems Barrhead and ...
  • Ruling made in binding arbitration case - Barrhead Leader

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    Ruling made in binding arbitration case
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    Municipal Affairs minister Shaye Anderson (m) with county reeve Doug Drozd (r) and mayor Dave McKenzie at the Barrhead Regional Aquatics Centre on Nov. 1. Anderson ordered the town and county into binding arbitration in late March. Barry Kerton.
  • BCHS's - Stylin' For Stollery - Barrhead Leader

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    BCHS's - Stylin' For Stollery
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    Barrhead Composite High School teachers involved in last year's Sick Stashes for the Stollery fundraising campaign. From left: Ed Tobin, Shawn Dewar, Pat Ternan, Kelsey Hutchinson, Kevin Geinger, Heath Klein and Michael Smith. Barry Kerton. How much ...
  • Barrhead needs its own version of an animal shelter - Barrhead Leader

    Barrhead needs its own version of an animal shelter
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    Is it time for Barrhead to have its own municipally run or funded animal shelter? We believe the answer is yes. Last week one of our staff members came upon a small kitten that had been abandoned along the road. Fortunately for the kitten the story has ...
  • Remember, Remember... - Barrhead Leader

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    Remember, Remember...
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    Parks Canada and Town of Banff crews are actively managing forest vegetation throughout the winter months to lower risks of wildfire to infrastructure around town. Crosswalk included in 53K 'branding' project. Geographical name changes proposed.
  • Special Report: Barrhead Travel Business Partner Conference - Travel Weekly UK

    Special Report: Barrhead Travel Business Partner Conference
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    Agency holds event at the Trump Turnberry hotel for the second year running. Ben Ireland reports from Ayrshire. Barrhead Travel has revealed a team of agents will work exclusively on social media, giving holiday advice and making bookings. Eight staff ...
  • Eagles defeat Pirates 4-2 in close game - Barrhead Leader

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    Eagles defeat Pirates 4-2 in close game
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    Goalie Keaton Branden shut down 37 out of 41 shots on his net during the game against New Sarepta Nov. 10. Rick De Vries. It was a close game. Despite a decision by coach Jared Stranaghan to pull goaltender Keaton Branden late in the third period, the ...
  • Mental health issues no joke - Barrhead Leader

    Mental health issues no joke
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    The encyclopedia describes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a mental disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event, such as sexual assault, warfare, traffic collisions or a threat to one's life.and more »
  • Post traumatic stress disorder an issue for all | Local News ... - Barrhead Leader

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    The Barrhead Leader, your source for Barrhead news, events, and community.and more »
  • Local author included in Hot Cider Christmas themed anthology - Barrhead Leader

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    Local author included in Hot Cider Christmas themed anthology
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    Barrhead writer Sharon Espeseth is one of the contributors in the latest edition of the Hot Cider book series. She dropped by the Leader on Nov. 6 to tell us about the experience. Barry Kerton. Barrhead resident writer Sharon Espeseth was a little ...
  • Remembering through artifacts - Barrhead Leader

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    Remembering through artifacts
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    Barrhead Lee Graham holds a picture of his grandfather Lionel Edward Grey who lied about his age to serve in the First World War. Barry Kerton. In the First World War, on July 31 of 1917, the British launched a major offensive against German forces ...
  • Post traumatic stress disorder an issue for all - Barrhead Leader

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    Post traumatic stress disorder an issue for all
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    Fire chief John Whittaker says it is important to have supports in place for anyone struggling with PTSD, especially emergency first responders. Rick De Vries. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious issue and it's in our backyard says ...and more »
  • Memorial helps bring closure for family - Barrhead Leader

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    Memorial helps bring closure for family
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    Lloyd Truscott shows off a piece of the “Berlin Special”, that was given to him by officials of Spreckens when he visited the village to unveil a memorial dedicated to a RCAF bomber crew. Barry Kerton. It took more than 40 years of searching, but Lloyd ...

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