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Farmland values up 4% across Alberta

Strong demand for good cultivated land in Central Alberta helped push farmland values up four per cent across the province in the first half of 2011, according to the latest Farmland Values Report released by Farm Credit Canada.

Humane society one step closer to animal shelter

The Airdrie and District Humane Society is one step closer to a new shelter for the area after an anonymous donor recently agreed to partner with the group on providing a shelter in Mountain View County, just south of Didsbury.
PCs choose their man Saturday in Didsbury

PCs choose their man Saturday in Didsbury

The race for the Progressive Conservative Party nomination in Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills entered its final leg this week with candidates Darcy Davis, Al Kemmere and William Stevenson vying to replace retiring incumbent MLA Richard Marz for the next pr

New approach for subdivision process suggested

Possible amendments to a land-use bylaw could reduce the number of applications that are being resubmitted to council for minor lot size changes.Council approved first reading and set a public hearing date for Jan.

New council pay packages presented after first year

Red Deer County council's wages for the 2010-11 year were presented last Tuesday, a year after a new remuneration policy was adopted.The policy was updated last September and came into effect following the Oct.
Memorable ride leads to unforgettable win for Bowden cowboy

Memorable ride leads to unforgettable win for Bowden cowboy

A memorable ride ensured Bowden cowboy Ky Marshall's first trip to the Canadian Finals Rodeo was unforgettable.Marshall, 19, emerged victorious in the novice bareback competition after five rides Nov.

Council nixes 60 km/h zone in Eagle Hill area

Mountain View County council reversed the decision made in committee the previous week to set up a 60 km/h zone in the Eagle Hill area.Div. 6 Coun.
4-H played pivotal role for Canada's new rodeo queen

4-H played pivotal role for Canada's new rodeo queen

The freshly-crowned Miss Rodeo Canada 2012 gave credit to her 4-H background in helping her to garner her title.

Northwestern delays takeoff

Plans by Northwestern Air to offer twice-weekly service between Red Deer Airport and Kelowna, B.C. have been put on hold until early in the new year due to unresolved operational requirements from Transport Canada, an airline official said last week.
Get pipeline agreement in writing: ERCB

Get pipeline agreement in writing: ERCB

The Energy Resources Conservation Board strongly recommends that landowners ask questions when doing an initial consultation with a pipeline company and that they get a lawyer to take a look at the agreement before signing it.