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Bar and restaurant owners take aim at .05 impaired driving legislation

Bar and restaurant owners take aim at .05 impaired driving legislation

Some rural restaurant and bar owners in the county of Mountain View are upset they had no chance to provide input into the province's controversial impaired driving legislation, Bill 26.

Gravel pit owner calls it quits due to excess fees, paperwork

The owner of one of the largest gravel pit operations in Mountain View County decided to retire from the business last month ñ and one of the reasons was the increasing amount of fees and paperwork imposed on him by the county.

CESD currently on pace with budget

The Chinook's Edge School Division is currently on budget in most categories through the first quarter of the fiscal year, trustees heard on Wednesday at their regular meeting.

Waste transfer fee hikes spur debate

The Red Deer County fee bylaw for 2012 received first reading last week but prompted a request for a workshop after councillors questioned some of the changes that would occur in transfer site fees.

Draft MDP changes show lack of strategic direction for county

Last week's article, Councillors opt to defer final budget until spring, was interesting for a few reasons.

Council ups gravel prices, triples rig inspection fees

Mountain View County council adopted a new fee schedule last week that raised the price of gravel to bring it more in line with private industry and also tripled the fees for rig inspections.
Marz breaks party ranks, opposes .05 impaired bill

Marz breaks party ranks, opposes .05 impaired bill

Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills MLA Richard Marz stepped out of the party line last week, announcing to the legislature that he would not support the province's controversial impaired driving legislation, Bill 26.
Raising Rudolph on the ranch

Raising Rudolph on the ranch

When Monika Hoegger moved with her family to a rural acreage in Bergen, she decided to keep some animals on the property. While neighbours raised cows and horses, she decided to choose an alternative livestock: reindeer.

MVC approves interim budget

Mountain View County council last week adopted an $18.5-million interim operating and capital budget for 2012.

Lund to seek re-election

Progressive Conservative MLA Ty Lund says if he wins his party's nomination in the Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre constituency he plans to run the next provincial election campaign on a combination of his past record and his future plans.