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Program encourages residents to help catch impaired drivers

Program encourages residents to help catch impaired drivers

The Olds and Area Traffic Safety Committee (OATSC) will be introducing a new program in early 2012 to help spread awareness on impaired driving and encourage communities within Mountain View and Red Deer counties to report suspected impaired drivers.
Penhold's Lisa Ward brings artistry and passion to Central Alberta music scene

Penhold's Lisa Ward brings artistry and passion to Central Alberta music scene

There are three things immediately apparent with Lisa Ward ñ energy, passion and modesty.She adores music and her influence on hundreds if not thousands in Central Alberta is undeniable. But you will not hear any of that from Ward.

Snapshot Day highlights libraries' role in communities

Parkland Regional Library released statistics for its first Snapshot Day, which happened on Oct. 19.Thirty-five of the 50 libraries in the Parkland Regional Library system participated, attracting close to 5,000 people.
Bar and restaurant owners take aim at .05 impaired driving legislation

Bar and restaurant owners take aim at .05 impaired driving legislation

Some rural restaurant and bar owners in the county of Mountain View are upset they had no chance to provide input into the province's controversial impaired driving legislation, Bill 26.

Gravel pit owner calls it quits due to excess fees, paperwork

The owner of one of the largest gravel pit operations in Mountain View County decided to retire from the business last month ñ and one of the reasons was the increasing amount of fees and paperwork imposed on him by the county.

CESD currently on pace with budget

The Chinook's Edge School Division is currently on budget in most categories through the first quarter of the fiscal year, trustees heard on Wednesday at their regular meeting.

Waste transfer fee hikes spur debate

The Red Deer County fee bylaw for 2012 received first reading last week but prompted a request for a workshop after councillors questioned some of the changes that would occur in transfer site fees.

Draft MDP changes show lack of strategic direction for county

Last week's article, Councillors opt to defer final budget until spring, was interesting for a few reasons.

Council ups gravel prices, triples rig inspection fees

Mountain View County council adopted a new fee schedule last week that raised the price of gravel to bring it more in line with private industry and also tripled the fees for rig inspections.
Marz breaks party ranks, opposes .05 impaired bill

Marz breaks party ranks, opposes .05 impaired bill

Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills MLA Richard Marz stepped out of the party line last week, announcing to the legislature that he would not support the province's controversial impaired driving legislation, Bill 26.