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Man pleads guilty to assault, mischief

A 30-year-old man who repeatedly punched a woman in the head during a confrontation in a Didsbury residence a year ago has been ordered to complete community service hours.

Regional ag societies to receive $143K each

The Olds and Red Deer agricultural societies will each receive $142,850 from the provincial government as part of announced $2 million in funding to ag societies around the province.

Suicide rates continue climb

Suicide levels in Alberta have reached record levels, with men three times more likely than women to take their own lives, according to new statistics obtained by the Gazette.
New fracking practices reach for 'low hanging fruit'

New fracking practices reach for 'low hanging fruit'

Nationwide operating practices for shale hydraulic fracking operations introduced by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) for its members on Jan. 30 failed to impress the Alberta NDP's environment critic.

Westerner lease falls through for Westward Ho Campground

Plans to lease the Westward Ho campground to Red Deer operators have fallen through.

Plans for Mintlaw Bridge waiting on public feedback

Red Deer County is still collecting feedback from the public to determine what to do with a 100-year-old bridge purchased by council in 2010.
Didsbury Search and Rescue gets new command vehicle

Didsbury Search and Rescue gets new command vehicle

Didsbury Search and Rescue (DSAR) has taken possession of a new command vehicle, replacing a unit that had “reached the end of its road,” according to Lorna Oltrop, director of training for DSAR.

Peaker plant proposed for Champion Hay site

U.S. firm Constellation Energy has announced plans to build a two-unit natural gas-fired plant at the former Champion Hay Processing Facility, near the crossing of Highway 582 and Rge. Rd. 42 in Mountain View County.

Olds barley producer recognized

Fifteen barley producers from across Canada are being recognized for their excellence in producing malt barley during last year's harvest.Frank Hamel, of Old Seed Potatoes Hamel Farms Ltd.
MVC goes with 'standard' bridge for Big Prairie

MVC goes with 'standard' bridge for Big Prairie

Mountain View County council has rejected a lower-cost steel option and decided to go with a standard concrete design for the replacement bridge on Big Prairie Road.Council last week accepted the lowest bid of $2.