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Property rights task force 'window dressing,' says Smith

Premier Alison Redford announced last week the creation of a task force to deal with Albertans' property rights concerns.

Councillors opt to defer final budget until spring

Coming up $1.4 million short of a balanced budget, Mountain View County councillors voted last week to pass an interim 2012 budget this month and defer the final document until spring, when assessment numbers are known.
CAEP re-elects two directors heading into year of transition

CAEP re-elects two directors heading into year of transition

Heading into a year of transition, members of the Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP), an economic development alliance of more than 50 members, voted to reappoint two board members during the group's fall general meeting in Red Deer last wee
Neuroese applies for enlarged Netook North

Neuroese applies for enlarged Netook North

Neuroese Properties has filed four separate development applications to Mountain View County that would allow the consortium to create up to 671 country-residential lots on four quarter sections and extend the Olds Central Highlands Golf Course to th
Sundre explores sale of wastewater for fracking

Sundre explores sale of wastewater for fracking

Sundre town council has instructed its administration to look into the possibility of the municipality selling the town's wastewater to oil and gas companies for use in fracturing operations in the region.

Davis wins Olds PC nom

The former chair of the Alberta Beef Producers will carry the PC Party banner for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills in the next provincial election.

Man pleads guilty to assaulting senior

A 25-year-old man who pushed a 70-year-old man to the floor during a confrontation in June has been ordered to complete community service hours.The accused pleaded guilty before Judge Peter Barley in Didsbury provincial court on Nov.
Gowns for Grads helps fill important need in community

Gowns for Grads helps fill important need in community

Students without means to buy a grad dress or rent a tuxedo can count on Gowns for Grads for help.The organization was started by Karen Grudesky in 2009.
Draft MDP would limit development to 1st parcel out on 'productive' land

Draft MDP would limit development to 1st parcel out on 'productive' land

Residential development on ìproductive agricultural landî in Mountain View County will be generally restricted to first parcel out under a draft Municipal Development Plan made public last week.
Mountain View a leader in salvaging ancient history

Mountain View a leader in salvaging ancient history

There are sacred places in Mountain View County.These are ancient burial grounds, buffalo kill sites, and forgotten communities where evidence of existence is measured only by remnants of rock teepee rings.