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Lauryn Heintz

Lauryn Heintz

Lauryn Heintz covers Okotoks and Foothills County news for OkotoksToday.ca and the Western Wheel newspaper.
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Recent Work by Lauryn

Two Southern Albertan men instrumental in discovery of Yukon mammoth

Two Southern Albertan men instrumental in discovery of Yukon mammoth

"I think, for me, this is a scientific highlight of my career,"
Long-awaited utility rebates set to appear on July bills

Long-awaited utility rebates set to appear on July bills

Ratepayers can expect to see a $50 credit tagged onto their July, August and September utility bills.
Community mourns Okotoks legend Bearcat Murray

Community mourns Okotoks legend Bearcat Murray

Jim 'Bearcat' Murray, a beloved member of the community and the trainer of the 1989 Stanley Cup-winning Flames, passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 89.
Province to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions

Province to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions

As of midnight Tuesday, Alberta will change COVID isolation protocols from mandatory to recommended.
Hinshaw addresses alleged stigmatization of LGBTQ2S+ community in monkeypox messaging

Hinshaw addresses alleged stigmatization of LGBTQ2S+ community in monkeypox messaging

Dr. Deena Hinshaw apologized for creating a sense of shame amongst members of the community after a series of tweets indicated confirmed cases of monkeypox worldwide have been seen predominantly in men who reported having sex with other men.
Alberta teachers narrowly accept mediated settlement

Alberta teachers narrowly accept mediated settlement

Members of the Alberta Teacher's Association voted 51.1 per cent to 48.3 per cent to accept the mediator's recommendations for a new collective agreement.
DynaLIFE will open facility in Okotoks as part of new lab contract

DynaLIFE will open facility in Okotoks as part of new lab contract

The first of several private lab services, under an agreement with the provincial government, will open in Southern Alberta in December.
Organ donation bill transitions Alberta to aims to increase donations in Alberta

Organ donation bill transitions Alberta to aims to increase donations in Alberta

Starting Tuesday deceased Albertans will be referred to have their organ donor potential assessed.
GoFundMe launched for Okotoks family after son's brain tumour diagnosis

GoFundMe launched for Okotoks family after son's brain tumour diagnosis

Kolton Byerley, a 13-year-old living in Southern Alberta, underwent surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumour earlier this month is now learning to walk, talk and eat again.
End of insulin pump program distressing to Okotoks family

End of insulin pump program distressing to Okotoks family

The cancellation of a Provincial Insulin Pump Therapy Program has the Southern Alberta parents of a toddler with type 1 Diabetes very worried about what it will mean for their family.