July 26, 2016 16.4°C

Can’t beat a Beetle


This 1972 Volksvagen Beetle, painted as a tribute to local NHL player Zack Smith, was auctioned off as part of the seventh annual Zack Smith Charity Golf Tournament. The car was created by Keith and Anita Windsor, Ron and Lavada Schaal and Don Dean, and was purchased by Smith himself for $6,100. Although the tournament was partially rained out, the event still managed to raise… Read More »

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Town Council: RCMP report

Sidewalk repairs coming, rain causes closure at landfill Taylor MacPherson Twitter: @TaylorMCNews Email: taylorm@maplecreeknews.com Crime statistics, parade routes and sidewalk repairs were all on the… Read More »

BREAKING NEWS – Two dead in Pontiex

Currently there is little information on this tragic news as RCMP are still investigating. Late Thursday afternoon local local RCMP officers were called to the… Read More »

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Curtis Statham raises his arms in triumph as he is the first to cross the finish line for the Rotgut Race June 25. Statham battled the high altitude as well as strong winds to finish with the top time of 28.48 minutes. (Photo Megan Roth)

Runners take off despite rainy weather at annual Rotgut Race

Megan Roth Twitter: @MeganMCNews Email: mroth@maplecreeknews.com Despite the cold winds and the constant threat of rain, the third annual Rotgut Race took place at Fort… Read More »

Justin Snith (left) and Tristan Walker (right) use their hand to propel themselves down the gym of Consul School in a mock representation of luging. The "luge" was made up of four scooters tied together with a skipping rope. The students also participated in the faux luge event. 	       Photos by Megan Roth

Olympic athletes teach important life lessons to school children

By Megan Roth Life lessons come in all sorts of sizes and appearances. Sometimes they can be because of an act that was done or… Read More »


Books of Solace and Dirt

The Story Pool - Madonna Hamel One day last fall, just before the rodeo, Eugene came into Prairie Wind for his usual weekend latte and… Read More »

Wayne’s World – Hold the sugar, please

Seven days have elapsed since I left 100 Mile House, B.C. and traveled northward to meet up with my 80-year-old father. He lives at Fraser… Read More »


The Empire of Hobos

The Story Pool - By Madonna Hamel There exist a few descriptive terms for this part of the world, one of the most dramatic among… Read More »

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