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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

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.