Bruce Beattie was re-elected on Wednesday, October 25th by his fellow councillors to serve another year as Reeve of Mountain View County. Beattie was nominated by councillor Angela Aalbers during the annual organizational meeting and there were no more nominations from the floor. Meantime, council selected Aalbers to be the County's new Deputy Reeve.
The roles of Reeve and Deputy Reeve for the next year were determined during Mountain View County's annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, October 25th..
Division 4 councillor Bruce Beattie has served as the County's Reeve since October of 2011 and he will continue on in that capacity.
Reeve Beattie says it is an honor to be supported by his new council.
His priority items for council include finalizing the County's master collaboration agreements with the Town of Sundre.
Beattie was nominated by Division 5 councillor Angela Aalbers and there were no other nominations from the floor.
Meanwhile, councillor Aalbers is the new Deputy Reeve. She will serve the County in that role for the next year after being nominated by new councillor Peggy Johnson.
Deputy Reeve Aalbers is in her second term on MV County council.
The annual organizational meeting also saw councillors sworn in with the official oath. Aalbers is excited about working with their newly elected group.
The four Mountain View County incumbents sworn in include Duncan Milne in Division 3, Bruce Beattie in Division 4, Angela Aalbers in Division 5, and Al Kemmere in Division 7. County council newcomers also took the oath - Division 1's Dwayne Fulton, Greg Harris in Division 2, and Peggy Johnson in Division 6.
The Wild Rose Humane Society celebrates the grand opening of its new facility on Saturday, June 23rd. WRHS is a non-profit animal rescue society. Volunteer President Dean Orlando says renovations are now complete at their location on 13 Co-op Road in the town of Didsbury.
The Johnson MS Bike ride will see hundreds of cyclists travel a total of 180 kilometers as they take a trip from Airdrie to Olds on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th. It will be a picturesque ride of Alberta's cowboy country for cyclists of all levels and abilities looking to challenge themselves in an effort to end Multiple Sclerosis.
A grand opening was recently held for the new Bowden Community Hall. A ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, June 16th with dignitaries followed by dueling pianos in the evening at the Paterson Community Centre. Expanding Horizons Secretary Julie Brewster says the project started with the idea of renovating the old Lions Hall in February of 2015 and they broke ground on the new hall construction last July.
Just over $5,000 dollars was collected during the 2018 Free Our Finest event run by the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run. That is according to Sheriff Chris Zelko with the Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit who says the money collected will support Special Olympics Alberta.
Mountain View County's Division 7 Councillor Al Kemmere expects to put his name forward to run for RMA President again later this year. The Rural Municipalities of Alberta's first zone meeting is coming up in August and its convention is in November.