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Sundre airport business plan due next month

Mountain View County's operational services department will draft a business plan for Sundre Airport development before council decides if it will reconsider funding the initiative this year.

Rainbow Ridge RV park gets green light

Mountain View County council has approved the rezoning application for a 57-site recreational vehicle park southeast of Sundre.

New allergy label rules seen as good public health move

New federal labelling regulations aimed at preventing allergic reactions to certain foods are a welcome move, says Sundre physician Dr. Hal Irvine.

'Cosmetic' ag society ask denied

Council supports the principle of funding agricultural programs for youth in Mountain View County, but couldn't support a joint ag society funding request for $70,650, councillors said last week.

Pine beetle fight resumes

More than 30 contracts have been awarded since the beginning of the year to continue the fight against the mountain pine beetle in west-central Alberta, the province announced last week.

Chinook's Edge expands pre-kindergarten program

Chinook's Edge School Division trustees passed a motion at their Feb. 9 meeting to expand the division's pre-kindergarten program to a maximum of five schools throughout the division for the 2011-12 school year.

Deficiencies identified in Red Deer County FCSS

A review of the Red Deer and District Family and Community Support Services conducted by Red Deer County suggests improvements are needed in areas of funding and services.

MVC guts dust control program

Mountain View County has dramatically reduced its dust control program for 2011, eliminating council project roads ñ budgeted at $325,000 ñ and ending the free service provided last year to residents living within 50 metres of a gravel road.

Holmes assumes interim director's role

Jeff Holmes, Mountain View County's manager of parks and agricultural services, has been named interim director of legislative and community services.
Trails, roads, bridges focus at Knee Hill Valley town hall

Trails, roads, bridges focus at Knee Hill Valley town hall

Thirty people from Knee Hill Valley and surrounding areas showed up to a town hall meeting for a chance to talk face to face with Red Deer County officials.Div. 4 Coun. David Hoar led the meeting while Div. 6 Coun.