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Gravel levy given first reading; Red Deer expected to follow suit

Mountain View County has given first reading to a bylaw that would charge 25 cents per tonne to sand and gravel operations in the county starting Jan.

Antler Hill decision on hold

The decision to subdivide and consolidate land in Antler Hill north of Innisfail was deferred last week, with council requesting more information about the intended use of some of the land.
Reeve questions value of monthly MAP meetings

Reeve questions value of monthly MAP meetings

Municipal Area Partnership meetings should be held on a quarterly or even a biannual basis instead of every month ñ because more business can be accomplished between its members one on one, Mountain View County reeve Paddy Munro suggested at last Tue

MVC goes it alone on Red Deer River berm

Mountain View County will spend more than $200,000 to start construction on a berm that will extend more than four kilometres across the north bank of a new channel of the Red Deer River upstream of Sundre, council voted last week.

Conservative party in good hands: Stelmach

The provincial Progressive Conservative party is in good hands, says the outgoing premier of the province.Ed Stelmach made the statements on Wednesday during a visit to open the new Holy Trinity School in Olds.

More than 100 attend benefit for fire victims

More than 100 friends, family members and well wishers attended a benefit fundraiser on Sept. 17 for the Mountain View County family who lost their rural mobile home in a wind-aided fire earlier in the month.
Weather conditions promoting harvest

Weather conditions promoting harvest

The current weather in Mountain View County is making for a good harvest season, say area agriculture officials.ìThis warm, sunny weather is just perfect for harvest,î said Bill Sheehan, chair of the county's Ag Services Board.

Red Deer IDP changes slow annexation to city

New amendments are being brought forward to the Intermunicipal Development Plan for Red Deer County and the City of Red Deer that will slow the process of annexing land to the city.
Council votes to sell Westward Ho Campground in 2013

Council votes to sell Westward Ho Campground in 2013

Mountain View County council has directed administration to look at selling the Westward Ho Campground in October 2013.And with the five-year operating contract set to expire Dec.
Reed Ranch family restores what could be Alberta's oldest grain elevator

Reed Ranch family restores what could be Alberta's oldest grain elevator

When Raymond Dodd was a boy he and his brothers would mischievously sneak into the old grain elevator on their home property at the famed Reed Ranch.