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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.

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dcollie@olds.greatwest.ca

Recent Work by Doug

Garage, yard sale ban in Olds lifted

Garage, yard sale ban in Olds lifted

A Central Alberta town again allowed garage sales two years after they were banned because of COVID.
Effort underway to evacuate Southern Alberta resident's Ukrainian relatives

Effort underway to evacuate Southern Alberta resident's Ukrainian relatives

As the war in Ukraine rages, Peter Premachuk, who lives in Central Alberta, has discovered a relative there he didn’t know he had. Now he’s trying to bring her and several other family members over to Canada. 
Red Deer-Mountain View MP defends blockades

Red Deer-Mountain View MP defends blockades

Red Deer-Mountain View MP Earl Dreeshen says invoking the Emergencies Act to clear the blockades was "overreach" while speaking at an town council meeting in Olds, Alberta.
Disturbing parallels in Ukrainian invasion for Syrian refugee living in Central Alberta

Disturbing parallels in Ukrainian invasion for Syrian refugee living in Central Alberta

The war in Ukraine is bringing back memories for a Central Alberta high school student from Syria of what it's like to be a child refugee.
Alberta hockey player thrilled World Junior Hockey Championships has been rescheduled for this summer

Alberta hockey player thrilled World Junior Hockey Championships has been rescheduled for this summer

International Ice Hockey Federation says the World Juniors will be re-held in the middle of August this year in Alberta.
Anti-restrictions rodeo organizers going to trial

Anti-restrictions rodeo organizers going to trial

No More Lockdowns Rodeo Rally attracted hundreds if not thousands of spectators in May of 2021
Bowden council supports passenger rail service

Bowden council supports passenger rail service

Proposed passenger train envisions stops in Edmonton and Calgary, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. 
College bullfighter loves his job

College bullfighter loves his job

Sam Schellenberg's role is to distract angry bulls so bullriders can get back to the chute safely
Teepee raising in Olds an important step in reconciliation

Teepee raising in Olds an important step in reconciliation

About 55 people attended the event at Lions Campground
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