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Family pets perish in trailer fire

An investigation continues into the cause of a fire that ravaged a trailer located on Fallen Timber Road.The residents were not home when the fire started on the evening of March 14, Cremona fire chief John Newbery said.

Slo-pitch group weighs options as Springbrook field fees loom

Central Alberta Slo-Pitch Association could look elsewhere to play ball this season if fees are implemented for use of the Springbrook baseball diamond.The association made repairs to the fields in 2005 in exchange for use of the field.

Minimum tax bill raised to $50

Council has raised the minimum property tax in Mountain View County from $10 to $50.

Berm study could make county liable

Going ahead with an engineering analysis of the earthen berm at Westward Ho could make the county liable for its removal, CAO Tony Martens said last week.

Acme family wins Oustanding Young Farmer award

Acme residents Matt and Tara Sawyer took the Alberta/NWT regional Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year award after Thursday evening's 32nd annual awards banquet at the Olds College Alumni Centre.ìWe're very honoured,î said Matt Sawyer.

Proposed noise bylaw deemed too restrictive

Mountain View County's proposed noise control bylaw is ìtrying to kill a fly with a hammer,î one councillor objected last week.ìThere's areas here where we're really stepping over the boundaries of what government should be doing,î Div. 4 Coun.

Equipment sales business OK'd for east of Innisfail

The Red Deer County Municipal Planning Commission approved a temporary development permit for a business located adjacent to Highway 2 east of Innisfail.

Appeal rulings favour county

Two separate appeal rulings have come down in favour of Mountain View County.In the first case, the Municipal Government Board denied an appeal by Peter and Wendy Dichrow, who challenged a condition of subdividing a 4.

Ritz meets with area producers

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz listened to questions and concerns from a selection of area producers during his recent visit to Central Alberta.

Missing Persons Act aims to allow police speedier response

Proposed new legislation designed to help police in locating missing persons is a good move forward, says Olds RCMP Staff Sgt. Kevin Morton.Bill 8: The Missing Persons Act is now before the current sitting of the Legislature.