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Gun ranges among six properties on hook under tax-exempt policy

Four gun ranges are among a handful of properties in Mountain View County that will have to apply at least every three years to maintain their tax-exempt status under a new policy approved last week by council's policies and priorities committee.

Seniors lodge on target for end of month finish

The new Mount View Lodge in Olds is on schedule to meet its targeted completion date at the end of the month, the seniors' housing authority's interim CAO said last week.

Plasco project waiting on feds

The Plasco meeting scheduled for Jan. 28 at the Red Deer County office was cancelled as the Central Waste Management Commission waits on a decision from the federal government regarding funding for the proposed garbage gasification plant.

Proposed budget freezes taxes, doubles contribution to reserves

The average property tax bill in Mountain View County will see no increase or decrease under the 2011 budget recommended for council approval by its policies and priorities committee.Councillors voted unanimously on Jan.

Big Al goes to bat for the little ones, BB reins in reeve

It was a small budget item ñ a $20,000 contribution for playground equipment at Carstairs Elementary School ñ but administration recommended taking it out and councillors feared it would set a costly precedent.Coun.

Local gov't can do its part for heart health promotion

Municipal governments can and should try to do their part in promoting heart health for their residents, says Sundre Mayor Annette Clews.

MVC requests rundown on seniors' lodge 'fiasco'

Mountain View County council is asking the region's seniors' housing authority to provide member municipalities with a report detailing what went wrong with the Mount View Lodge project in Olds.In a motion passed on Jan.

Swann's departure won't lessen pressure on gov't: Smith

The planned departure of Dr. David Swann as Alberta Liberal leader won't unduly impact the ability of opposition parties to hold the government accountable on issues facing rural Alberta, says Wild Rose Alliance Leader Danielle Smith.

'Urbanites' in the country: Vocal group of east-side farmers take hardline position on acreages

Call it a tone, more prevalent on the east side of Mountain View County than the west, and directed by a vocal group of farmers toward acreage owners, who were conspicuously absent from the Reed Ranch and Carstairs roundtables.

Community gives nod to single-lane crossing

After hearing all the facts, the Big Prairie community has thrown its support behind a single-lane bridge to replace the crossing destroyed by fire in 2009, says the chairman of a citizens' advisory committee working with Mountain View County on the