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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

Scented candles believed to have caused duplex fire

Scented candles believed to have caused duplex fire

Innisfail blaze that appears to have started when candles were knocked over ravaged one half of a duplex and severely damaged the other.
Marijuana production, distribution land redesignated to light industrial

Marijuana production, distribution land redesignated to light industrial

At a property owner’s request, two pieces of land in a Central Alberta industrial park have been redesignated in the hope they can be more easily sold
Olds athlete plans second attempt to set world record

Olds athlete plans second attempt to set world record

Local athlete and coach Rachel Andres plans to try again to create a throws pentathlon world record during the last outdoor meet of the season Sept. 24
Central Alberta town asked to double emergency shelter land

Central Alberta town asked to double emergency shelter land

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society's Kirsten's Place to be built in Olds is named after murdered Bowden woman.
Lacrosse player dons six different jerseys, plays in two championships

Lacrosse player dons six different jerseys, plays in two championships

Bowden lacrosse player Marshall Bloomfield traded to Calgary for provincial tourney and picked up by Edmonton for national championship.
Province will be more assertive with Ottawa with new leader: MLA

Province will be more assertive with Ottawa with new leader: MLA

Nathan Cooper doesn’t forecast outright separation, but says there's a willingness of Albertans to try something new.
Teen recovering from brain surgery for extremely rare tumour

Teen recovering from brain surgery for extremely rare tumour

A 14-year-old from Central Alberta was diagnosed with a tumour seen in only about 100 adults a year in Canada and the United States.
Stolen pickup involved in wild police chase near Strathmore

Stolen pickup involved in wild police chase near Strathmore

Red Deer man faces 22 charges in connection with an incident involving two stolen vehicles and some erratic driving on Highway 1.
Apparent attempt to steal cenotaph plaques thwarted

Apparent attempt to steal cenotaph plaques thwarted

Two plaques honouring those who made the ultimate sacrifice were saved from possible theft thanks to an alert family.
HBO TV series mural up for formal approval in Olds

HBO TV series mural up for formal approval in Olds

Central Alberta town commission will determine if physical remnants from Last of Us filming will remain.