October 2015

Found 8 blog entries for October 2015.

Okotoks residents will breathe a little easier in 2016 with new and reduced speed limits in their neighbourhoods.

Town councilors approved a motion to lower the speed limits in most residential streets in Okotoks to 40 km/hr.  That includes some of Okotoks main thoroughfares, such as Elizabeth, McRae and North Railway Streets.

Streets in Okotoks communities with a posted 30 km/hr restriction and back alleys that have a default speed limit of 15 km/hr will remain as posted with no further reductions.

Some of Okotoks busier streets, such as Northridge, Southridge, Milligan, 32 St and Big Rock Trail will retain the 50 km/hr speed limits.

When will it take effect?

The new 40 km/hr residential speed limit was voted upon and is effective

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Consideration of purchasing a home in an Okotoks subdivision will require many factors. You will want to know how much money the budget will allow; that will require finding a dependable lender. You also need to decide on a floor plan and what you desire on the interior of the home. However, some other options will include what type of scenery such as whether you want to have a natural setting or if you want to share a privacy fence with a neighbour. These are a few options offered by Okotoks Subdivision.

Cimarron offers up to 1/4 of an acre with a variety of lot prices. The Sheep River Pathway winds through the community and is an excellent choice if you enjoy running, biking, or a leisurely stroll. John Paul II and St. Mary's Elementary are

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What an adventure awaits you at Cahoots Bar & Grill! It is time to enjoy some fantastic food and brew. With all the specials in store for you, it is simply irresistible. Grab all you friends and meet at the grill for a few cold ones. You will be sure to find something to tickle your fancy!

Weekly Specials

Check out some of these weekly specials. Monday night is wing night; for a pound you only pay $6. Also, the fabulous Butterfly Shrimp for 35-cents as in-house specials (with a beverage order) all day. You can order an ice cold/ 18-ounce draft pint for $4 all night? Don't forget, you can choose from 30 different sauces for the wings and shrimp. Wow, what deals they are!

Tuesday brings Burgers Most Wanted night featuring eight specialty burgers

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Student enrollments are up at all schools in the Foothills School Division.

The increase in numbers year-over-year has been easily accommodated and reflect healthy grown in the communities in which the schools serve.  Foothills School Division is the public education body in the Municipal District of Foothills

The division recently reported that 129.5 more full-time students are registered in Foothills schools, with Okotoks schools experiencing the most growth.  The numbers reflect current student populations compared with the numbers from September 2014.

The assistant superintendent of the school division is pleased with the increase.  Allen Davidson told the Okotoks Western Wheel that finding more space for students is more desirable than

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Not only will new windows improve the appearance and energy efficiency of your home, it will improve the resale value.  If you look at real estate listings in your older neighbourhood, take note of how many homes have indicated that there are new windows throughout. 

How old are your windows?

If your home was built before 1980 it might be a wise investment to start replacing them.  Do one at a time or replace all the windows all at once and don’t worry about window replacements in cold weather.  The amount of time your window frame will sit empty between removing the old one and replacing the new is less than an hour. That’s not enough time for your home to cool off if your are replacing windows in the fall and winter.

If you are an experienced

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Cora's Restaurant started back in 1987 and has grown into something pretty special. It was originally a small diner in the Montreal Saint-Laurent district, but has grown into a chain of diners across Canada. There are more than 130 locations today. Here's what you can expect when you dine at the Okotoks location of Cora's Restaurant.

The Menu

At Cora's, you can enjoy both breakfast and lunch. They provide a kids menu and a take-out menu, as well. Some of the favourite items you will find on the menu include:

  • Gruau du dimanche
  • La Toatle
  • Avalanche de Fraizes
  • Recolte 90
  • Banana-Caramel Waffle
  • Mountain of Strawberries Waffle
  • Avril 89 Crepe
  • La Foret noire Crepe
  • Blueberry Fields Pancakes
  • Jo Constriction
  • Cassolette
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The wheels on the bus will soon go round and round in Okotoks.

The long-awaited public transit service in the Foothills Region, connecting Okotoks, High River, Black Diamond, Turner Valley and Nanton with Calgary, is coming next year.

The Calgary Regional Partnership recently confirmed that the two-year transportation pilot project is scheduled for Fall 2016 and will make living in the Foothills region a bit easier for thousands of Calgary commuters who live here.  The public bus service will take passengers to the most southern stop of the LRT in the city.

This project has been on the books for some time and with the launch next year comes renewed hope that it will be a permanent transit solution that will connect towns in the Foothills region

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It seems as though it is extremely difficult to get a healthy meal that doesn't taste like dirt. While there is definitely no shortage of healthy options, the problem is very few of them have the ability to bring health and great taste together. That is of course until Extreme Pita came into the picture.

At Extreme Pita they serve food that is good in every way. For almost 20 years they have been providing guests with pita sandwiches that are not only healthy, but great tasting as well. They were the first to successfully marry the ever so popular pita bread with fresh and healthy flavours.

The Menu

The menu at Extreme Pita consists of several signature pitas all of which are under 600 calories. The most popular pita is the grilled chicken & goat

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