Tears of happiness described the excitement of the Habitat for Humanity Mountain View family as they received the keys to their new home last week in Olds. Brandy and her children Tyson and Taya were welcomed with a home dedication ceremony and a walk-through of their now home on Friday, December 15th - just in time for Christmas. Habitat for Humanity Mountain View Chapter is now looking to qualify a second family to move next door in the second half of the duplex.
It is the best Christmas gift a family could ask for, as the qualified local Habitat for Humanity family received the keys to their brand new home on Friday, December 15th.
Brandy and her children Tyson and Taya were welcomed with a home dedication ceremony and a walk-through of their now home in Olds.
Brandy says they are so grateful.
Brandy says for potential families interested, it is worth to get more information to see if you qualify.
Louise Gagne, Habitat for Humanity Director of Regional Development Southern Alberta says Olds in an amazing community.
She says the Carstairs & District Community Chest have been an incredible sponsor and supporter of the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.
Gagne also credits their phenomenal volunteer chapter members who have raised the funds and visibility for their cause.
These two homes in Olds are the 10th and 11th Habitat homes in the Mountain View Region.
You can call Amy Christiansen directly for more information about how to become a Habitat family at 403-507-0630.
According to Calgary Economic Development, the leading investment corridor for agri-food in Canada will be established this week. A special event is planned for 1:30 until 2:30pm on Wednesday, January 17th for Calgary Economic Development and Olds College to sign the memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create the Calgary-Olds Smart Agri-Food Corridor.
The winners of Alberta Farm Animal Care's 2018 awards of distinction will be honoured on March 15th at the Livestock Care Conference in the town of Olds. Among the past winners are the Calgary Stampede and Red Deer County. The deadline to submit nominations is February 15th.
Mountain View County council has heard a presentation regarding the development of the Rosebud Business Park. It is located in the northeast corner of Didsbury overpass at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 582. A delegation from Magna Engineering Services made a presentation to develop the Rosebud Business Park during the Policies & Priorities committee meeting on Wednesday, January 3rd.
The 2016 census shows a population of 4,077 residents in Carstairs, but Mayor Colby expects that to be around 4,600 now because of the town's continued growth. He and council are hoping they will hear some good news back from Chinook's Edge School Division to expand the elementary school. As for the 2018 budget, council is in the reviewing process. Colby says they are not looking at any increases at this point and the budget should be finalized shortly.