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Biofuel proposal for Antler Hill prompts development concerns

A number of Red Deer County residents are waiting to see what council has to say about the recommendations to approve a biofuel complex in Antler Hill, north of Innisfail.

Oil firm executive denied bail on home invasion charges

A Cremona man, a vice-president of a major western Canadian oil services company, has been denied bail on multiple charges he committed an early morning home invasion against his estranged wife and her boyfriend, who was allegedly ìpistol-whippedî in

Algae advisory lifted for Pine Lake

Alberta Health Services lifted the blue-green algae advisory for Pine Lake last Thursday.
Centenarian honoured after paying his tax bill

Centenarian honoured after paying his tax bill

Sundre-area resident Jack Morgan got the royal treatment after he showed up at the Mountain View County building last Wednesday to pay his property taxes.

Red Deer County declared eligible for disaster funds

Red Deer County has been deemed eligible for disaster assistance due to a severe windstorm on July 7 that produced three tornadoes in the region.

Lockdown procedures worked as planned, says school division

The official tasked with ensuring Chinook's Edge School Division schools are prepared for the worst said last week's lockdown of three Innisfail schools went exactly as planned.

Not so easy to 'whack the fracks,' council hears

Whacking the fracking operations in Mountain View County for damage to roads and other county infrastructure will not be as easy as imposing a new tax on wells, council learned at last Wednesday's meeting.

RD County contributes less than requested for Westerner parade float

Red Deer County council has agreed to help float the Westerner Exposition Association's project, but not with as much money as requested.

Enrolment up over 5% at RD Catholic Schools

The Red Deer Catholic School Division has experienced a preliminary 5.4 per cent increase in enrolment from the end of the 2010-11, the board of trustees heard at its Sept. 6 meeting.

No demand for county business tax

Mountain View County has shelved a proposed business licence but will review the decision early in 2012, council's policies and priorities committee recommended at its Aug. 24 meeting.