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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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Recent Work by Doug

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.
Differing accounts from Olds RCMP, complainant about intruder

Differing accounts from Olds RCMP, complainant about intruder

Southern Alberta resident frightened by someone trying to get into her yard and home says she never heard from RCMP, despite frequently calling 911.
Jury trial in Calgary set for suspect in Bowden woman's death

Jury trial in Calgary set for suspect in Bowden woman's death

Man accused of first-degree murder in the March 2021 death of a young mother in Southern Alberta will have a jury trial next spring.
Olds College sponsoring two students from Ukraine

Olds College sponsoring two students from Ukraine

A Central Alberta college will sponsor two students from Ukraine this year.
Ukrainian families in Central Alberta overwhelmed by friendly reception

Ukrainian families in Central Alberta overwhelmed by friendly reception

Two families who arrived in a Central Albert town this month have been amazed by the friendly welcome they've received.
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.