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A political promise to small businesses

By Olivia Lawrence For small business owner Brian Rutten, a proposed tax rate reduction has potential benefits for his 20-year-old neighbourhood restaurant and bar in Carlyle. “Right now we are able to pay our staff and cover monthly expenses,” said Rutten, co-owner of The Office Grill & Bar. “Business owners are always the last to...


Local church surviving off pies

A women’s church committee called “Raise The Rafters” (RTR) out of small-town Wawota is getting creative with a safe COVID-19 fundraising idea for the community’s united church. The group pre-sold almost 200 homemade pies that were made fresh for the scheduled pick-up event held on Saturday Sept. 26. Each pie was sold for $10 so...