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Netook developers score small victory

Netook developers score small victory

Developers chalked up a small win last week when Mountain View County council agreed to participate in a fiscal impact assessment outlining the costs and benefits of the proposed Netook Crossing projects west of Highway 2 outside Olds.

Plasco's response to counter-offer expected next month

Members of the Central Waste Management Commission expect a response to their latest counter-offer regarding Plasco Energy Group's proposed gasification plant near Penhold by late this month.Red Deer County Div. 4 Coun.
Beattie confirmed as reeve; McKean named deputy reeve

Beattie confirmed as reeve; McKean named deputy reeve

Now it's really official.After serving two weeks as reeve of Mountain View County following the resignation of Paddy Munro, Bruce Beattie was formally elected to the position Wednesday at council's organizational meeting.Nominated by Div. 7 Coun.

Division examining revamped school calendar

Chinook's Edge School Division students could see a drastically different calendar next year if a series of proposed changes are approved next month.
Missing bridge delays ambulance times; extra wait, says one patient, 'could have cost me my life'

Missing bridge delays ambulance times; extra wait, says one patient, 'could have cost me my life'

The replacement of Big Prairie Bridge is becoming a matter of life-and-death urgency.

MVC council approves gravel pit levy

Sand and gravel pit operators in Mountain View County will pay a 25-cent-per-tonne tax starting Jan. 1, 2012 after council adopted the Community Aggregate Payment levy last Wednesday following a public hearing.
Council denies Spirit Lake ASP

Council denies Spirit Lake ASP

A Red Deer County landowner plans to appeal a decision made by council Tuesday to deny his area structure plan for a subdivision southeast of Red Deer.

Chinook's Edge to receive $1.8M in new funding

Chinook's Edge School Division's cut of over $107 million in recently restored education funding will be just under $1.8 million, CESD Superintendent Kurt Sacher confirmed last week.

Acts of vandalism reported

Olds detachment has had to deal with six incidents in the past week.A Bowden fire truck had its driver's window smashed out sometime during the weekend of Oct. 15.In Olds, a newer Chevrolet Silverado was vandalized overnight on Oct.
Successful harvest nets above-average yields

Successful harvest nets above-average yields

This fall has brought in a successful harvest for both Mountain View and Red Deer counties thanks to the warm and dry conditions this season.