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Krista Conrad

Krista Conrad

Krista Conrad is the news reporter for Okotokstoday.ca and the Western Wheel newspaper covering Okotoks and Foothills County. For story tips contact kconrad@okotoks.greatwest.ca

Recent Work by Krista

Okotoks mom hopes daughter can get back into treatment soon

Okotoks mom hopes daughter can get back into treatment soon

Claire Sonnenberg received her first stem cell treatment for cerebral palsy in Arizona last January, and was supposed to continue treatment every six months.
Foothills mom sharing daughter's joy in children's book

Foothills mom sharing daughter's joy in children's book

Caitlin Bangsund wrote Marvellous Macey, the Delightful Days to highlights her daughter's triumph over childhood cancer and her ability to live life to the fullest.
Foothills County turns down proposed tower site

Foothills County turns down proposed tower site

The County will begin work to identify an alternate site for the tower, which would bring Internet service to the west of the municipality.
Foothills mom sharing daughter's joy in children's book

Foothills mom sharing daughter's joy in children's book

Caitlin Bangsund wrote Marvellous Macey, the Delightful Days to highlights her daughter's triumph over childhood cancer and her ability to live life to the fullest.
County supporting rural Internet project funding

County supporting rural Internet project funding

Okotoks-based NetWisper is one of several companies receiving letters of support for Universal Broadband Fund applications to bring better connections to rural areas
Reminder: Walkers called to join Coldest Night of the Year, Feb. 20

Reminder: Walkers called to join Coldest Night of the Year, Feb. 20

The 2021 Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser invites participants to walk 2km or 5km any day in February, with proceeds going to the Okotoks Food Bank and Baby It's Cold Outside.
Okotoks club focused on helping vulnerable children

Okotoks club focused on helping vulnerable children

Kiwanis Okotoks Club hosting a meet-and-greet via Zoom Feb 24 featuring guest speaker Irene Pfeiffer
Foothills pushing for co-locating on cell towers

Foothills pushing for co-locating on cell towers

Foothills County is writing letters to encourage other rural municipalities to push telecommunications companies to co-locate on towers and reduce the number of stand-alone towers on the landscape.
New mental health initiative supporting Foothills business owners

New mental health initiative supporting Foothills business owners

Pamela Morgan launched The HeadStrong Program to help entrepreneurs tap into mental health resources.
County challenges CMRB growth plan

County challenges CMRB growth plan

Foothills County expressed concern over lack of future development opportunities for rural municipalities, duplication of plans already in existence and putting projects like the water pipeline at risk by limiting growth.