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Pioneer days pulls through rain and mixed weather

Pioneer days pulls through rain and mixed weather

Organizers say the annual Markerville Pioneer Days was a success despite Mother Nature having a huge say with wet interludes.More than 500 people attended the two-day event on June 25 and 26, and at first the weather co-operated.
'Road bridge' a boost but campground loss still hurting business

'Road bridge' a boost but campground loss still hurting business

The reopening of Rge. Rd. 52 last week was a welcome boost to the community, but businesses are still being hurt by the continued closure of the Water Valley Campground, says a spokesman for the small commercial hub.
Advisory committee sets out economic development goals

Advisory committee sets out economic development goals

Mountain View County's economic development and tourism advisory committee has drawn up an ambitious six-year plan that would see the county become a major supplier of bioenergy feedstocks and the location for a biorefinery industry cluster.
County offers cash for farm plastic

County offers cash for farm plastic

An agricultural plastics roundup is being held Saturday, July 9 at the Sundre Waste Transfer Station between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Airport refocused on community engagement

Airport refocused on community engagement

With a new vision, a new mandate, and a new plan to engage the regional community, Red Deer Regional Airport's CEO says the airport's future is looking bright.
Celtic fest draws record attendance

Celtic fest draws record attendance

More people than ever kicked up their heels at this year's edition of an area Celtic music bash.The 13th annual Water Valley Traditional Celtic Folk Music Festival attracted a record attendance on June 25.

Olds emergency lagoon to remain on MVC site

A section of the Town of Olds sewage lagoons in Mountain View County will be designated for the town's emergency storage as part of the new regional wastewater system, the county has agreed in a letter of understanding with the South Red Deer Regiona

Hawryluk hired for top planning job in Regina

Mountain View County's departing planning director has accepted a position to head the City of Regina's planning and sustainability department.

$3.3M pledged for crop pest surveillance

The federal and provincial governments have announced a $3.3-million investment from Canada's Economic Action Plan toward a Crop Pest Surveillance System for Alberta.

Credit union returns $1.5 million to members in 2010

Despite a challenging economic climate in 2010, the Mountain View Credit Union was able to return $1.5 million to members last year.