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Paddy steps down as reeve

Paddy steps down as reeve

Choking back sobs, Reeve Paddy Munro dropped a bombshell at the end of last Wednesday's council meeting.ìIt is with great regret that I have to announce my resignation as reeve of Mountain View County,î he said to an empty public gallery.

Man fined following drunken crash

A 22-year-old drunk driver who drove through a stop sign and slammed into another vehicle a year ago has been handed a hefty fine.

Hold line on taxes, Munro urges council

In his final policies and priorities committee meeting as reeve, Div. 6 Coun. Paddy Munro signalled his intention to maintain a freeze on residential and commercial property taxes in 2012.ìCost of living, inflation ñ that's acceptable.
Markerville ladies aid group celebrates 120 years

Markerville ladies aid group celebrates 120 years

Members of a Markerville charity organization originally founded to provide aid to those in need recently got together to celebrate the group's 120th anniversary.Vonin, whose name means ìhopeî in Icelandic, was founded as a ladies aid society on Nov.

Subdivision approved for future biofuel site

Council approved the consolidation of 420 acres as Direct Control District north of Innisfail to facilitate a biofuel complex. The request to create a 15.12-acre agricultural parcel to the northwest of the DCD land was also approved.
Chinook's Edge streamlines fees for urban school bus users

Chinook's Edge streamlines fees for urban school bus users

School bus fees for Chinook's Edge School Division students living in urban areas will be streamlined following a vote at the Sept. 28 board meeting.The new yearly fee of $110 per student is effective as of Sept.

Chronic pain program aims to empower patients

West Central Alberta residents living with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, chronic pain and obesity are being offered renewed help with launching a new workshop program.
Caution urged after recent wildlife encounters

Caution urged after recent wildlife encounters

Recent human encounters with wildlife venturing into populated areas in the Mountain View region have spurred District Fish and Wildlife to urge the public to exercise caution when encountering wildlife, specifically ungulates ñ hoofed mammals like d
Province should chip in more for Big Prairie Bridge: Munro

Province should chip in more for Big Prairie Bridge: Munro

Mountain View County should meet with Alberta government officials and try to renegotiate a bigger provincial share in the delayed Big Prairie Bridge reconstruction project, Reeve Paddy Munro said at last Wednesday's policies and priorities committee
Seniors' housing board endorses major change

Seniors' housing board endorses major change

Mountain View Seniors' Housing will undergo a major shift in governance if member municipalities sign off on a new corporate model endorsed by the board at its Sept. 22 meeting.