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February 18, 2009
Hazy Shade of Winter

Students and parents cross the street on their way to school on this foggy morning after a long weekend. The fog rolled in and made visibility an issue around the Provost area during the morning hours of Tuesday, February 17. Motorists and pedestrians were sure to take extra caution. ©Provost News Photo.

Provost Residents Take Fitness One Step at a Time
Hundreds of Local People Walk the Talk on Winter Walk Day
About 630 people in the Provost area took part in a province-wide event known as Winter Walk Day on Wednesday, February 11.

Most participants went to the Provost Recreation and Culture Centre where they took part, not only by walking, but by doing other types of fitness exercises.

Not all participants took part indoors as many endured the fresh temperatures by walking outside and not only doing their body a service, but also the community’s as they picked garbage as they went along.

Collectively, the walkers amassed 18,900 minutes walked as each person walked for approximately 30 minutes. Many people called in to register their time spent walking around town and one group of local residents even called in on their holiday in Mexico to register their 30 minute walks on the beach.

Winter Walk Day is part of an even broader Canada-wide initiative called WinterActive that the provinces and territories participate in. WinterActive runs for six weeks (from January 15 to February 27) and aims to mobilize Canadians and encourage healthy living at a time when many people are less motivated to be active because of the colder weather.

The agency that encourages participation in WinterActive at the provincial level is called S.H.A.P.E. (Safe Healthy Active People Everywhere) Alberta. This group promotes safety, fitness and well-being across Alberta.

Full story in February 18 edition of The Provost News.
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Alberta Government Expected to Revise Energy Strategy
‘Royalties Don’t Compare Favorably With Other Jurisdictions’—Oilman
The Alberta Government is working on plans for proposed incentives to help stimulate small energy firms in Alberta.

But, says president of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) Don Herring they had received “no details on it” by Friday, morning, February 6. Over a week later, no more specifics have been announced (by press time).

Herring told The Provost News in a telephone interview from his Calgary office that he will try to soon find out details of what the Alberta Government is proposing.

Full story in February 18 edition of The Provost News.
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Comedians Entertain at Fundraiser
Photos and story in February 18 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "Do You or Would You Like to be Able to Text Message?"
. . . and we heard answers from Tanner Deitz, Savannah McGillivray, Cindy Sieben, Robert Halvorson, and Charli Hodgson. Check out the February 18 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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