With a new provincial budget announced by NDP Finance Minister Joe Ceci last week that included a $10 Billion deficit, with plans for another $10 Billion next year, and another $8 Billion the year after, Vermilion-Lloydminster MLA Dr. Richard Starke had some harsh words for the NDP government.

“In my view, this budget represents just one word, disaster,” Starke said Friday. “The implications Continue Reading


Volunteer lunch
    Volunteers in Viking were invited to partake in a free lunch on Wednesday, April 13, to celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week, which runs April 10 to 17.

    The event was a cooperative effort between Volunteer Alberta, the Province, Viking Beaver FCSS, Alberta Health Services, and the Town of Viking.

    Inside the Carena lobby, guests were seated at nicely decorated tables, complete with Continue Reading


The Beaver County Partnership is working on a youth engagement project, with a focus on ages 25 and under.

An event was being hosted at the Viking Carena Complex on Tuesday, April 12 in order to obtain further public input.

Lars Hallstrom, of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities at the University of Alberta, explained that the project is an attempt to retain and attract young people Continue Reading