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Annual Pine Lake fair a success

The 26th Annual Pine Lake Country Fair & Sports Days, sponsored by the Crossroads Agricultural Society, was held on August 10-12 at the Crossroads Ag Park, Pine Lake. Old-fashioned fun for the entire family was had under beautiful blue skies.

Local MP talks fall session

Local MP Earl Dreeshen is ready to head back to Ottawa for the fall session of Parliament. Dreeshen, the MP for the Red Deer riding which includes Innisfail, spoke at a meeting of the Innisfail Rotary Club on Aug. 30.

Storm water projects approved

Penhold town council voted to spend $383,000 on storm water upgrades to try and address flooding issues during its Aug. 27 meeting. “This is not a budgeted item,” noted Chief Administrative Officer Rick Binnendyk.

Council decides on smaller contribution to land deal

Council agreed to pay $4,000 towards the construction of a storm sewer culvert to complete a sale of land to Poplar Grove Property Development Inc. Aug. 27 instead of the $9,000 requested by the buyer.

Population up 47 more people, municipal census shows

Data from a recent municipal census shows there are 7,922 people living in Innisfail as of May 1, 2012 — a total of 47 more people than in the 2011 Statistics Canada population survey.

School's back from the summer

The sun was shining but it had hints of a cool fall morning as the public school students headed back to class on Aug. 30.

Town settles on guidelines for Upland Aspen upmarket condo

Council agreed to create site-specific requirements for a three-storey condo building in Upland Aspen in order to attract a developer for the project. During its regularly scheduled meeting Aug.

Former Innisfail RCMP officer sentenced to seven years

The former Innisfail RCMP officer who was convicted of criminal harassment, extortion and mortgage fraud was sentenced to seven years in jail on Aug. 31 when he appeared in the Court of Queen's Bench in Red Deer.

Court briefs

Election reserved for accused murderer The next appearance for the man accused in the bombing murder of Vicky Shachtay is Sept. 19. A court appearance was scheduled for Brian Andrew Malley in Red Deer provincial court on Aug. 29.

20 years service recognized

A friend suggested firefighting as an activity to Clark Maldaner over 20 years ago and he's been volunteering with the Innisfail Volunteer Fire Department ever since. Maldaner recently received a 20-year service award for his time and effort.