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Ag tour planning

The Alberta Agricultural Service Board summer 2017 tour of Red Deer and Mountain View county farms and other facilities will hopefully break even in terms of costs, says Duncan Milne.

Wage talks underway

Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Wildrose MLA Nathan Cooper says he's is glad the provincial government is holding consultations with stakeholders on its plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour – but he's disappointed they're not willing to conside

Divisions asking for levy exemption

The Chinook's Edge School Division is asking the Alberta government to give it an exemption from a new carbon tax levy set to come into effect Jan. 1, 2017.

Bear sightings down in Mountain View County

So far this year, there have been relatively few sightings of bears or occurrences involving them, according to Mountain View BearSmart Society (MVBS) president Paul Fraser.

Food bank always looking for donations

It's too early to know if donations being made by local people to help with the Fort McMurray relief effort are impacting donation levels at the Mountain View Food Bank, says director Patricia Graham.

Junior rodeo series wraps up great first year

The first season of the Mountain View Cowpoke Junior Rodeo series at the Raecer Ranching Riding arena east of Sundre wrapped up with the finals on May 14.
Local vaulters heading to B.C competition

Local vaulters heading to B.C competition

The three members of the recently formed Diamond Willow Vaulting Club based in Eagle Hill are heading to B.C. for a prestigious competition this week. The Canada Cup CVI & Future Champions competition takes place in Chilliwack, B.C.
Farr strikes a chord with original tune

Farr strikes a chord with original tune

County resident Dustin Farr saw his province in a rut. First, it was the job losses from the tanking economy but then came the Fort McMurray wildfires and the thousands who've been displaced.

Fort Mac fire brings preparedness to light

Emergency preparedness has been on the forefront of many people's minds since a raging wildfire in Fort McMurray forced the entire city to evacuate on May 3.
Canada's forestry sector at vanguard of climate change action

Canada's forestry sector at vanguard of climate change action

As the world's nations work towards reducing their dependence on fossil fuels in favour of cleaner and more sustainable alternatives, industries must either adapt and innovate or face obsolescence.