Southern Alberta: Local News / Southern Region

Volunteers Fight Back Against S. Alberta Floods

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 22:13 Friday, 16 August 2013 21:37

by Bryan Outram

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Anytime a natural disaster occurs it never ceases to amaze how people can come together in a collective effort to assist the stricken region in getting back on its feet.
 
The terrible floods that devastated so much of the southern Alberta region and literally dozens of area golf courses this past summer offered up another opportunity for just such a pulling together of a community.

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Paradise Lost…And Found Again

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 23:53 Tuesday, 30 July 2013 15:01

Jim Claggett (iG)

altGolfers around Southern Alberta will remember the flooding of 2013 which managed to remove the entire golf season for some along with parts of their home course for so many others.

For a handful, this was a new experience - having to deal with Mother Nature's wrath.

However, many of the players and staff at Paradise Canyon Golf resort in Lethbridge have seen this movie, read the book, got the t-shirt and the hat.

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Canadian Rockies Golf Courses Open For July Play

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 July 2013 02:42 Thursday, 04 July 2013 02:35

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CANMORE, Alberta -- Following record rainfall in Canmore and Kananaskis Country, the majority of Canadian Rockies Golf partner courses has reopened for summer play.

Facilities in the Western Alberta region resumed normal operations in time for the Canada Day and Independence Day long weekends, as Southwest travelers seek to escape extreme heat. Overnight golf packages have been attractively priced at $174 per person, bookable at www.canadianrockiesgolf.net.

An update of regional course conditions is as follows:

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Big Shoes To Fill For Alberta Golf’s Next Executive Director

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 00:01 Tuesday, 02 July 2013 23:37

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Gord Montgomery (iG)

Matt Rollins knows he has big shoes to fill when he assumes his new position with the Alberta Golf Association (AGA), but that’s fine with him. After all, the guy teaching him about his new responsibilities is the guy whose shoes he’ll filling.

Rollins, speaking with Inside Golf at the media day prior to the 2013 Alberta Open championship at RedTail Landing GC in Edmonton recently, said the transition of taking over for the present executive director and CEO Brent Ellenton, who has headed the AGA for 25 years, has taken some work.

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Southern Alberta Golf Courses Hit Hard By Massive Floods

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 22:29 Wednesday, 26 June 2013 22:14

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Gord Montgomery (iG)

With the loss of life and the devastating after-effects of the flood waters that swept through, and over, southern Alberta in the past week, golf course closures sit far from the top of the list of priority items that have been lost and/or damaged.

Yet at the same time, those recreational facilities are the livelihood for many and as such, those people and businesses are touched in a disastrous way as well as more and more tracks report they may be closed for a period of time that could extend to months and perhaps, in some cases, years.

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