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Acme family wins Oustanding Young Farmer award

Acme residents Matt and Tara Sawyer took the Alberta/NWT regional Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year award after Thursday evening's 32nd annual awards banquet at the Olds College Alumni Centre.ìWe're very honoured,î said Matt Sawyer.

Proposed noise bylaw deemed too restrictive

Mountain View County's proposed noise control bylaw is ìtrying to kill a fly with a hammer,î one councillor objected last week.ìThere's areas here where we're really stepping over the boundaries of what government should be doing,î Div. 4 Coun.

Equipment sales business OK'd for east of Innisfail

The Red Deer County Municipal Planning Commission approved a temporary development permit for a business located adjacent to Highway 2 east of Innisfail.

Appeal rulings favour county

Two separate appeal rulings have come down in favour of Mountain View County.In the first case, the Municipal Government Board denied an appeal by Peter and Wendy Dichrow, who challenged a condition of subdividing a 4.

Ritz meets with area producers

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz listened to questions and concerns from a selection of area producers during his recent visit to Central Alberta.

Missing Persons Act aims to allow police speedier response

Proposed new legislation designed to help police in locating missing persons is a good move forward, says Olds RCMP Staff Sgt. Kevin Morton.Bill 8: The Missing Persons Act is now before the current sitting of the Legislature.

Ag society plans going ahead despite casino licence deferral

The Olds Ag Society is confident it can find investors and proceed with land acquisition for a racetrack casino while the province's moratorium on casino licences remains in effect, the group's general manager says.

Average home values tumble in MVC

Average residential property values in Mountain View County took a double-digit tumble in Water Valley and east of Sundre between 2009 and 2010, the county's assessment department reported.East of Sundre, average values declined 13.

MVC business licence policy eyes widest range of options

Mountain View County is considering a business licence policy that would offer as wide a range of options as possible ñ including the option of not even taking out a licence.

Man gets 3 years for sexually assaulting daughter

A 42-year-old Didsbury man has been sentenced to three years in a federal penitentiary for sex crimes involving his daughter.