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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.
Hockey community saddened by tragedy

Hockey community saddened by tragedy

The tight-knit local hockey community is deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific bus-truck crash that killed 15 and injured more than a dozen others in Saskatchewan on Friday night, members have told the Gazette.
Budget receives mixed reviews

Budget receives mixed reviews

The 2018-19 provincial budget released last week has been receiving mixed reviews from stakeholder groups and various elected officials.

New name improves flexibility

Changing the name of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) to Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) will help better reflect the organization’s mission and goals, says Al Kemmere.