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Area structure plan gets first reading

Red Deer County council has given first reading to the new Gasoline Alley west major area structure plan (ASP). The approval came during a recent regularly scheduled council meeting.

Workshop helps Albertans to live with beavers

Residents of Red Deer County, Mountain View County and Clearwater County are invited to learn about living with and managing one of Canada's best-known symbols – the beaver.

Free time to be treasured, not squandered

How do we spend our free time, our recreational time? That question would have been rhetorical for our pioneering ancestors. Their “downtime” no doubt included mending harnesses, repairing boots and darning socks.
Carbon tax impact a worry for education

Carbon tax impact a worry for education

Regional schools boards are generally pleased with the NDP government's April 14 provincial budget that kept its promise to provide sustainable funding for increased enrolment, but any feel-good mood is blunted by worry the impact of the pending carb
Calving season: prime feeding time for predators

Calving season: prime feeding time for predators

A local Fish and Wildlife officer says now is the time for producers to take extra care to keep their livestock safe.

Correction

Re: Family Trail ride and auction (P. 19, April 26 Gazette) - Inter-Varsity actually owns nine camps across Canada, not five as reported, of which Alberta Pioneer is one.
Family trail ride and auction raises almost $10,000

Family trail ride and auction raises almost $10,000

About 150 people of all ages attended the third annual Pioneer Family Trail Ride and Live Auction at the Alberta Pioneer Camp southwest of Sundre on April 17.
Junior rodeo attracts 70 young athletes

Junior rodeo attracts 70 young athletes

There were 70 participants and many supporters at the Mountain View Cowpoke Junior Rodeo event at the Raecer Ranching Riding arena east of Sundre on April 16.
Markerville celebrates a trio of anniversaries

Markerville celebrates a trio of anniversaries

There will be a triple celebration in Markerville on April 23.

CAPP coming before county council

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) officials will be appearing before Mountain County council on April 27 to discuss a number of issues, including possible tax relief for the hard-hit industry.