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McQueen unruffled by negative, angry tone

McQueen unruffled by negative, angry tone

Despite the negative and sometimes angry tone of participants at last week's session in Olds, the lead minister for the Alberta Property Rights Task Force seemed unruffled by the sharp criticism of her government's performance.

Catholic board accepts new sacrament education policy

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools has endorsed an initiative from the Edmonton archdiocese that will see the school division take a greater role in sacramental education, a move designed to maintain and protect its Catholic population.

Wildrose leader to speak in Olds

The leader of the Wildrose Party will be speaking in Olds next Tuesday at a fundraiser for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills candidate Bruce Rowe.

RD County awards contracts

Red Deer County council awarded contracts to four companies last week for work in and around the county.A contract with Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) was extended for the next five years for residential waste collection and haul services.

Division-based administrators helping colleagues in CESD

The Chinook's Edge Board of Education received a presentation from two district administrators last week who have been helping their fellow administrators solve problems at individual schools over the past four months.

Province antes up more cash for Big Prairie Bridge project

The provincial government has upped its maximum eligible funding contribution for Big Prairie Bridge from $800,000 to $1.42 million, adding yet another twist to the ongoing bridge replacement saga.

County approves study funding for Innisfail senior housing

Red Deer County council voted unanimously to fund about 78 per cent of an estimated $99,300 feasibility study and business plan for Innisfail's half-century-old Autumn Glen Lodge.

Davis takes 'wait and see' position on impaired bill

The ìhysteriaî surrounding the controversial new impaired driving legislation is ìunnecessary,î said Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Progressive Conservative candidate Darcy Davis.

Trial underway in Sundre assault case

The trial is underway for a 31-year-old man charged after his then-girlfriend was allegedly choked on an industrial shop floor in Sundre early in 2009.The accused faces charges of choking with intent and three counts of assault.

Church campground tax penalty cancelled

Mountain View County council agreed last week to cancel a $670 tax penalty for Western Baptist Church after the tax-exempt status for the church's campground property was restored.