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Temple Grandin workshop sold out

Temple Grandin workshop sold out

Renowned animal behaviour specialist Dr. Temple Grandin will be coming to Olds College for a one-day workshop on Jan. 18, organized by Mountain View County and the Foothills Forage and Grazing Association (FFGA).

Mounties defend new impaired driving law

Some RCMP members believe that Bill 26 is a good rule that will help keep the highways safer.ìI've been in this job a lot of years and I'm of the opinion of zero tolerance,î said Sgt. Percy Leipnitz of the Sundre RCMP detachment.

Cougars kill family pets west of Sundre

Fish and Wildlife officers are advising residents and visitors in the West County near Sundre to ensure they are keeping a good eye on their young children and pets after two cougars recently had to be destroyed after killing pets.

Backhoe joyrider ordered to pay $127,000

A 31-year-old man who took a backhoe excavator owned by Mountain View County on a brief joyride before crashing the machine into a ditch has been ordered to pay $127,000 in restitution.

Lower-cost steel bridge presented as alternative for Big Prairie crossing

Mountain View County council is reviewing a proposal to replace Big Prairie Bridge with a lower-cost steel structure that could be installed as early as March or April.

Shell Caroline Gas Complex leak prompts investigations

Two investigations are underway after a gas leak was discovered at the Shell Caroline Gas Complex northwest of Sundre last week, say officials.At about noon on Dec.

Red Deer to repeal dated bylaws for guns, camping

A handful of obsolete bylaws will be up for repeal at today's Red Deer County council meeting.
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.