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OI, chamber centre may open next month – Olds Albertan February 28, 2017

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 – Olds Albertan February 28, 2017

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 – Olds Albertan January 17, 2017

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 – Olds Albertan November 29, 2016

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 November 18, 2016

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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

Hometown cheers on wrestler at Rio Olympics October 6, 2016

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…

County will host broadband workshop October 5, 2016

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…

Olds Institute celebrates its 15th anniversary October 5, 2016

Olds Albertan

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…

Tour of Alberta race leg well worth the cost, chamber president says October 4, 2016

Olds Albertan

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

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“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 …

Tourism strategy is just what’s needed to boost Olds’ economy October 3, 2016

Olds Albertan

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

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