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Former MLA pleads guilty to sexual interference

Former MLA pleads guilty to sexual interference

Former Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Don MacIntyre pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual interference during a court appearance in Red Deer Court of Queen's Bench on Friday, Jan. 11. A publication ban protects the identity of the victim.
Ride to Conquer Cancer coming through

Ride to Conquer Cancer coming through

About 1,800 cyclists will descend on parts of Mountain View County this weekend as the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer takes place. Leaving Calgary on the morning of Aug.
Dreeshen appointed UCP trade critic

Dreeshen appointed UCP trade critic

INNISFAIL – Newly elected Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Devin Dreeshen has been named as the United Conservative Party’s (UCP) trade critic. The UCP sits as Alberta’s official Opposition.
Greyhound cancellation a concern, says Kemmere

Greyhound cancellation a concern, says Kemmere

The pending cancellation of Greyhound service in Western Canada is a concern, including for its impact on business activity and the health care of rural residents, says Mountain View County councillor Al Kemmere, who is also the president of the Rura
Pipeline sale garners mixed reaction

Pipeline sale garners mixed reaction

The proposed sale of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline has garnered mixed reaction from several local observers. The federal government announced on May 29 that it was purchasing the existing Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.

Towns support Trans Mountain

For months now, we have been following with interest, concern and consternation the debate between Alberta and B.C. about the Trans Mountain pipeline. We have heard much about how the project will benefit residents of Alberta, of B.C.

Towns back project

More than 160 urban municipalities, including the towns of Didsbury and Carstairs, have come out in support of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

MLAs call convention a hit

Area United Conservative Party (UCP) MLAs Jason Nixon and Nathan Cooper say the party’s recent founding convention could mark an important step on the party’s road for election victory in 2019.

Farmers concerned with possible strike action

Grain farmers in the region and across Canada are very concerned with possible Canadian Pacific Railway workers' labour action that could start as early as Saturday, says Jeff Nielsen, president of Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) and an Olds-area resid
Committee given games update

Committee given games update

The Mountain View County policies and priorities committee has been given an update on the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The review came during the committee’s recent regularly scheduled meeting in council chambers.