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Pine beetle fight resumes

More than 30 contracts have been awarded since the beginning of the year to continue the fight against the mountain pine beetle in west-central Alberta, the province announced last week.

Chinook's Edge expands pre-kindergarten program

Chinook's Edge School Division trustees passed a motion at their Feb. 9 meeting to expand the division's pre-kindergarten program to a maximum of five schools throughout the division for the 2011-12 school year.

Deficiencies identified in Red Deer County FCSS

A review of the Red Deer and District Family and Community Support Services conducted by Red Deer County suggests improvements are needed in areas of funding and services.

MVC guts dust control program

Mountain View County has dramatically reduced its dust control program for 2011, eliminating council project roads ñ budgeted at $325,000 ñ and ending the free service provided last year to residents living within 50 metres of a gravel road.

Holmes assumes interim director's role

Jeff Holmes, Mountain View County's manager of parks and agricultural services, has been named interim director of legislative and community services.
Trails, roads, bridges focus at Knee Hill Valley town hall

Trails, roads, bridges focus at Knee Hill Valley town hall

Thirty people from Knee Hill Valley and surrounding areas showed up to a town hall meeting for a chance to talk face to face with Red Deer County officials.Div. 4 Coun. David Hoar led the meeting while Div. 6 Coun.

CESD trustees review compensation package

Trustees for the Chinook's Edge School Division are scheduled to consider a remuneration review of their compensation at a March board meeting following a presentation by two public members of the audit committee that was charged to look at the revie

Soil moisture outlook far cry from last year

One year removed from dire predictions about soil moisture conditions, provincial experts are sounding a much more even tone for this year based on last year's dramatic recovery.

MVC to team with Bighorn for Burnt Timber Rd. grant

Mountain View County will apply with the MD of Bighorn for a provincial resource road grant to repave Burnt Timber Road, council's policies and priorities committee voted last week.

Federal agriculture committee tours Olds

The federal standing committee on Agriculture and Agrifood toured Olds last week as part of an examination of the bio-tech industry and the benefits to agriculture.