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.
96.5 CKFM's 2016 Star Search winner Dustin Farr will be playing live music at the local farmers markets this week and collecting harvested goods. Fresh vegetable donations will then be donated to the Airdrie Food Bank and Mountain View Food Bank.
Staff Sergeant Jim MacDonald says the numbers for April through June of this year only tell the story of a three month period, however the decrease in crime is promising and he is cautiously optimistic about this trend.
The torchbearers for the Canada Winter Games MNP Torch Relay in many communities across the nation were announced this month in Red Deer. Local Olympic wrestler from Olds Danielle Lappage is one of the seven who will be carrying the torch on January 31st for Olds.
It's smile cookie week at Tim Hortons!
Proceeds raised from Smile Cookie week at local Tim Hortons locations will support the Olds Boys & Girls Club, Innisfail is Big Brothers Big Sisters Red Deer & District, Sundre Greenwood Neighbourhood Place, and the Didsbury Skatepark Foundation.
This was the 9th straight year Charlene Preston from Sundre and her local team participated in the Kidney March for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Preston says despite a few blisters from the 100 kilometer walk, it was worth it and the weather was mostly sunny on theSeptember 7-9th weekend.
The 2018 Business Awards Gala is coming up on October 10th. The nominees for those awards were revealed at the annual Business, Beer & Blue Jeans event hosted by the Olds & District Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 11th on the Olds Regional Exhibition grounds.