OI, chamber centre may open next month
Provincial funding was just approved – Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 11:45 am – By: Doug Collie
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A facility combining Olds Institute (OI), the chamber of commerce, Uptowne Olds and a visitor information centre should be open as early as next month, OI executive director Mitch Thomson says.
The facility, to be known as the Inform
OI asks town to reschedule Connected Community loans
Chair said it’s like refinancing a house – Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 06:00 am – By: Doug Collie
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With the help of “a third party,” town administrative staff are analyzing a proposal by Olds Institute (OI) to stretch out the repayment period for two loans totaling $14 million it received from the
New Uptowne Olds coordinator hired
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 10:00 am By: Doug Collie
The Uptowne Olds committee has hired a new coordinator to replace Debbie Ohlhausen, who is moving to Prince Edward Island this spring.
Dalaura Glubrecht, currently an assistant to Ohlhausen at her Different Strokes art gallery, will officially become the new Uptowne Olds coordinator on April 1. She hopes to also take over the art gall
Medical student may locate in Olds
Skills event drums up interest
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 10:45 am
By: Doug Collie
An event to showcase medical facilities and the Olds community may have already paid off, because one medical student is seriously considering locating here when he completes his training.
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OI rep seeks opportunities to expand O-NET business
Internet service convention provided exposure
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 06:00 am By: Doug Collie
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O-NET — the locally-owned Internet service – and its sister entity, Olds Connected Community – could gain more business as a result of a convention attended by Olds Institute (OI) executive di
Olds Community TV
Posted on September 6, 2016 in Community
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The community of Olds gathered at the Mayfair Cinema in Uptowne Olds to cheer for Danielle Lappage, a wrestler competing in the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. The idea originally came from the theatre owner Louise Craig. She reached out to O-NET the locally owned gigabit broadband network company to arrange for the video feed of Lap…
Mountain View Gazette
Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 06:00 am By: Dan Singleton
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Mountain View County will host a workshop this fall to gather information on ways to improve broadband Internet service for rural residents and businesses.
The county’s policy and priorities committee approved the move during its recent regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 6.
Under the direction of counci…
Community block party held in Centennial Park Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 06:00 am
About 300 people attended the Olds Institute (OI) 15th anniversary community block party at Centennial Park on Sept. 24.
Activities included a pig roast as well as the cutting and serving of birthday cake and lots of games. A bungee cord game, human hamster races and bouncy castles were the most popular.
“It was a great opport…
Officials say the community paid $60,000 for exposure that normally costs millions of dollars
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 06:00 am By: Doug Collie
“He agrees with Olds Institute executive director Mitch Thomson, who says the total cost to the community was about $60,000. That includes $50,000 in public funds ($15,000 each from the town and Mountain View County, and $10,000 each from Olds …
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 06:00 am By: Doug Collie
Kudos to Olds town council, the Olds Institute and others for working on the creation of Destination Olds – a strategy to develop tourism in the community.
Encouraging people to come to Olds and spend some of their hard-earned money is a good thing at any time.
But this is not just any time.
We’re in the midst of an economic downturn, which affects virtual…