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Wild Rose candidates set out gun registry views

The four Wild Rose riding candidates have weighed in on whether the nation's controversial long gun registry should be retained, abolished or examined further.

Business optimism on the upswing, says chamber president

Small businesses optimism in Sundre is on the upswing following the recession, said chamber president Sherry Tytkanych “It think things are looking up,” she said. “I think little businesses are starting to pick up and are doing better.

Proposed skatepark drawings unveiled

Supporters of the new Sundre skatepark project got a first look at the proposed design of the facility last week. The $170,000 park is being proposed for an open area west of the Sundre AquaPlex parking lot along the Bearberry Creek.

Community awards will be June 2

The annual Sundre Community Awards and Volunteer Appreciation night will be held June 2, officials announced.

Mayor hopes election won't derail river stabilization efforts

Sundre Mayor Annette Clews says she hopes the 2011 federal election won't unnecessarily delay efforts aimed at obtaining funding for riverbank stabilization in town. “My fear is it could be,” said Clews.

Pinkest Little Town in the West Challenge moving into high gear

Karen Carrier, a member of Sundre's Pinkest Little Town in the West committee, says she is confident Sundre will be able to meet a challenge laid down by Trochu to raise money for breast cancer research.

New Aquatic Society president has big plans

Al Shermack, the newly elected president of the Sundre Aquatic Society, says he has lots of plans for 2011, including getting more of the community at large involved in the AquaPlex.

Skatepark secures a home

The committee resurrecting a skateboard park proposal first introduced seven years ago got commitment last week from council on the location of the proposed attraction.

East side servicing plan goes back to drawing board to help decrease costs

Officials are taking the plan for extending water and sewer to the east side of Sundre back to the drawing board in an effort to scale back costs for property owners.

Aquatic society advanced $80,000 to help with cash shortfall

Aquaplex officials have been given a bit of a reprieve from the short-term cash flow problems currently plaguing the facility. Council approved advancing $80,000 in recreational grant money to the Sundre Aquatic Society last Monday.