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Doug Collie

Doug Collie

Doug Collie joined the Olds Albertan in 2014 as editor. He covers municipal politics, news, community events, arts and entertainment and sports happening in and around Bowden and Olds.

Recent Work by Doug

Olds College signs ag, food research deal

Olds College signs ag, food research deal

In total, seven colleges and polytechnics in the province have agreed to work together to advance agriculture and food research
Organizers of Bowden-area rodeo rally charged

Organizers of Bowden-area rodeo rally charged

Ty and Gail Northcott summoned to appear in Red Deer provincial court on May 17
Bowden ag society president calls on premier to retract statement

Bowden ag society president calls on premier to retract statement

Town of Bowden, Bowden and District Agriculture Society release joint statement regarding rodeo rally
Health minister, Hinshaw express disappointment over rodeo rally

Health minister, Hinshaw express disappointment over rodeo rally

Canadian Professional Rodeo Association GM backs the statement
Bowden rodeo rally goes ahead on private property

Bowden rodeo rally goes ahead on private property

"We have a right to peacefully assemble and protest..." said the No More Lockdowns Rodeo Rally announcer
Olds discus athlete still hoping to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Olds discus athlete still hoping to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Rachel Andres has until the end of June to qualify and is 95 per cent certain Olympics will be held, despite COVID
Olds pub defies orders, remains open for in-person dining

Olds pub defies orders, remains open for in-person dining

"If they’re willing to close down Walmart, I’m willing to close down," says pub owner
Virtual reality glasses purchased for Olds hospice clients

Virtual reality glasses purchased for Olds hospice clients

Canmore's Danny Elliott Gariepy raised $1,300 by offering to have his long hair cut
Pandemic is especially tough on hospice clients

Pandemic is especially tough on hospice clients

Some are so sad they wonder why they bother living, Olds & District Hospice Society executive director says
At least 10 restaurants and bars to defy latest COVID restrictions

At least 10 restaurants and bars to defy latest COVID restrictions

Owners and managers say they and their employees can't afford to keep their doors shut to dine-in service