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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

Utility fees increase in Red Deer County

Red Deer County council has agreed on a new fee bylaw for 2011 that will affect planning and development, operational services and utility fees.

MVC sees slight drop in land-use applications

Land-use applications in Mountain View County were down by almost two per cent in 2010 ñ and that decrease was due solely to a drop in activity during the month of December.

RD County revives town hall meetings

Red Deer County council has resurrected town hall meetings, with the first one in years being held at Cottonwood Gordon Hall late last month.ìOnly about eight people showed up,î said Div. 4 Coun. David Hoar, who attended the meeting.

Shell Caroline shuts down again

The massive Shell Caroline Gas Complex northwest of Sundre will be off-line for at least the next two weeks following the latest in a series of mechanical problems that have plagued the facility since October.

End of talks disappoints Red Deer Catholic board

The Red Deer Catholic School division board is disappointed that talks aimed at discussing a number of key educational issues have ended prematurely due to government timelines.
Tony is 'the man': Veteran administrator appointed county CAO

Tony is 'the man': Veteran administrator appointed county CAO

Mountain View County has hired its top administrator from within.At a special council meeting last Tuesday, Tony Martens was appointed chief administrative officer in a unanimous vote.

Two area couples nominated for Alberta Young Farmers award

The Outstanding Young Farmers of Alberta nominees have been announced and two local farm families will be in the running for the award.

Development credits pitched as equalizer

Transfer of development credits might be the best tool to preserve farmland in Mountain View County without unfairly penalizing some landowners, county officials heard at roundtable sessions in Carstairs last week.

Caution advised when dealing with online medical advice

Gathering information about medical conditions or illness online may be handy but it shouldn't be considered a good substitute for in-person medical advice provided by doctors and nurses, says Sundre physician Dr. Hal Irvine.