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Tax increase approved by council

Sundre town council approved an operating budget for 2013 during the Jan. 21 meeting. It includes a tax increase of 4.12 per cent. This adds an estimated $75 annual increase to the average homeowner's tax bill, in comparison to 2012.

Organization helps with business growth in the county

An economic development organization, known as Central Alberta Access Prosperity (CAAP), is reaching out to communities in central Alberta to help with business growth.

Illness outbreals push hospitals over capacity

Seasonal influenza-like illnesses and gastrointestinal illnesses circulating in the community are contributing to capacity pressures in area hospitals, say health officials.

Council proposes tax increase

The Town of Sundre is proposing a 2013 operating budget that includes a tax increase of 4.12 per cent, which would add an estimated $75 annual increase to the average homeowner's tax bill, in comparison to 2012.

RCMP seeking tips on stolen hoe bucket

Sundre RCMP is asking for anyone with any information regarding a high hoe bucket that was stolen from a Hitachi hoe near Rig Street, southwest of Caroline, to step forward. The bucket was stolen on Nov.

Complaints force recycling depot clean-up

The recent messy and unorganized state of the designated recycling area in town caused municipal officials to take action after numerous complaints were received.

Chamber president to step down

The Sundre and District Chamber of Commerce president has announced intentions to step down from her post before her term is up because of a lack of support from chamber members.

Permits issued for subdivisions doubled in 2013

The value of development permits in Sundre in 2013 was less than what it was in 2012, but the number of subdivisions doubled. ìWe did less permits. I think because we did more subdivisions this year.

Ongoing rural mailbox mischief a serious offence

Sundre RCMP is asking for anyone with any information regarding an ongoing mischief or theft of mail in the area to step forward.

Town officials making effort to buy local

The Town of Sundre is making an effort to support local businesses. A preference in purchasing products and services locally has been adopted as a principle to be included as part of revising the town's purchasing policy.