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Councillors pose tough questions for Netook fiscal impact analysis

Councillors pose tough questions for Netook fiscal impact analysis

Mountain View County councillors posed some tough questions for the fiscal impact analysis of the Netook Crossing project at their Dec. 14 policies and priorities committee meeting.

Red Deer council passes $73.7M budget

Red Deer County council approved the $73.7-million 2012 budget last Tuesday, increasing residential property taxes by an average of 3.5 per cent.
Forth Junction targets county

Forth Junction targets county

Impatient with the City of Red Deer's timelines to redevelop its Riverlands District, the Forth Junction Heritage Society is now targeting up to nine sites in Red Deer County for the main location of its ambitious dream to transform the region into a
Jupiter bright in southern sky

Jupiter bright in southern sky

The solar system's largest planet is making quite a spectacle of itself in the night sky and will remain visible until about March, according to a celestial expert.ìJupiter's been up, visible for quite some time, a couple months now.
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.