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A girl named Taber

NAME GAME: Taber Ripka poses with her dad, Tim, outside of the Taber Times office. Tim worked in Taber 16 years ago, and suggested the name Taber for a baby girl because it was unique.
Times photo by Nikki Jamieson

By Nikki Jamieson Taber Times About 16 years ago, Tim and Lisa Ripka were discussing baby names. Originally from Nanaimo, B.C., Tim travelled to Alberta to work in the oil patch at Slave Lake in the winter, and then for South Rock Paving, based out of Medicine Hat and Redcliff, in the summer while Lisa stayed home in the city on Vancouver Island. Working… Read More »

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Raising awareness about kidney disease a family affair for Clemis household

By Greg Price Taber Times It is a voyage Jan Clemis will continue to do, with every step she takes in September’s Kidney March… Read More »

DUCK DYNASTY: Mayor Henk DeVlieger was channeling the duck drop spirit last week at the Taber Aquafun Centre, which as part of the facility’s 25th anniversary celebrations on Sept. 3 will feature the annual duck drop in support of the Taber Food Bank.
Times photo by Trevor Busch.

Duck race coming Sept. 3

By Greg Price Taber Times The Taber Food Bank will be feeling just ducky in early September, as it prepares to host its hugely… Read More »

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Makarchuk a student of the game

By Greg Price Taber Times Alanna Makarchuk carded an 100 to take the 2016 junior girls club championship at Taber Golf Club earlier this… Read More »

DRILL SERGEANT: W.R. Myers Rebels defensive co-ordinator Jason Jensen oversees a rip/swim drill by Ashton Werewka (left) during W.R. Myers Rebels football team pre-season camp. Times photo by Greg Price.

Myers football getting ready to roll

By Greg Price Taber Times As the seasons get ready to change from summer to fall so to do the thoughts of fancy-free student… Read More »

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