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Residents 'ecstatic' after appeal denied for Markerville pit

Neighbours are breathing easier after a request to start a 51-hectare gravel pit operation in Red Deer County east of Markerville was denied last week by the subdivision and development appeal board.

Wildlife Act violators fined

A number of people charged under the Wildlife Act during last November's hunting season have pleaded guilty to charges before Commissioner Danny Elliott in Didsbury provincial court.

Beef marketing organizations to merge

The Canada Beef Working Group is waiting on provincial organizations to ratify recommendations made by the group early in January to create a single national organization for beef marketing activities.

Councillors warm up to college centennial sponsorship request

A history book is one thing ñ but a world plowing championship or Canadian 4-H Council symposium Ö now that's something worth looking at.

FCC denies involvement in Olds Ag Society plans

Farm Credit Canada will not be financing the Olds Agricultural Society's planned development for the Highway 2/27 intersection, FCC's vice-president of western operations told the Gazette last week.

Red Deer looking to expand bus service

Bus service in Red Deer County should improve in the next year, if a grant application to the province is successful.Council will apply for a Green TRIP grant to help pay for a second bus for the county.

'Don't box the towns in': Growth centres deemed too large ... with one notable exception

The designated growth centres around towns within Mountain View County may be a necessary evil, but they should be smaller in size, focused more on commercial-industrial rather than residential development, and should not become ìtowns outside the to

Report gives CLC blueprint for the future

A report released in November detailing the progress to date for the Community Learning Campus and containing recommendations for the future will be used by staff at both Olds College and Chinook's Edge School Division to chart a way forward.

Recovered data 'sheds a lot of light' on plane crash

The ongoing investigation into an airplane crash that killed three men outside Sundre last September has confirmed that the aircraft made a touch-and-go landing at the Sundre airport only moments before crashing, said John Pearson, a senior investiga

Sundre selected for CAAMDC golf tourney

It took a couple of rounds of discussion, but in the end the Sundre Golf Course was selected from a list of nine courses within Mountain View County as the venue for the annual Central Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties Zone Golf