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Ag society plans going ahead despite casino licence deferral

The Olds Ag Society is confident it can find investors and proceed with land acquisition for a racetrack casino while the province's moratorium on casino licences remains in effect, the group's general manager says.

Average home values tumble in MVC

Average residential property values in Mountain View County took a double-digit tumble in Water Valley and east of Sundre between 2009 and 2010, the county's assessment department reported.East of Sundre, average values declined 13.

MVC business licence policy eyes widest range of options

Mountain View County is considering a business licence policy that would offer as wide a range of options as possible ñ including the option of not even taking out a licence.

Man gets 3 years for sexually assaulting daughter

A 42-year-old Didsbury man has been sentenced to three years in a federal penitentiary for sex crimes involving his daughter.

Noise bylaw hearing date set

Mountain View County has scheduled a non-statutory public hearing for April 6 to receive comments on a proposed anti-noise bylaw.

Elm pruning ban begins April 1

The Society to Stop Dutch Elm Disease (STOPDED) is once again encouraging Albertans to abide by the pruning ban between April 1 and Sept. 30.

Sundre airport business plan due next month

Mountain View County's operational services department will draft a business plan for Sundre Airport development before council decides if it will reconsider funding the initiative this year.

Rainbow Ridge RV park gets green light

Mountain View County council has approved the rezoning application for a 57-site recreational vehicle park southeast of Sundre.

New allergy label rules seen as good public health move

New federal labelling regulations aimed at preventing allergic reactions to certain foods are a welcome move, says Sundre physician Dr. Hal Irvine.

'Cosmetic' ag society ask denied

Council supports the principle of funding agricultural programs for youth in Mountain View County, but couldn't support a joint ag society funding request for $70,650, councillors said last week.