The big unveil for the newest Habitat for Humanity home in Mountain View County is on Friday, December 15th. One side of the finished duplex in Olds will be the new home for a deserving family. The home dedication is at noon and it is located at 4826 52nd Street.
A local family will be in their new home just in time for Christmas as the new Habitat for Humanity Mountain View home is complete.
Family Services Coordinator and Chair of Habitat for Humanity Mountain View Chapter Amy Christiansen says this was a pilot project model they tried in Olds this year.
She says Lyle Stevenson from Stevenson Homes applied for the position of project manager for the build.
The family will be welcomed during the home dedication ceremony, according to Christiansen.
She adds, the other side of the duplex was also completed, so there is now a brand new empty home for another family.
They are searching for the right family for the home, she says some criteria includes: being a family in need, with children, in a housing crunch, able to pay a mortgage and partner with Habitat for Humanity.
You can call Amy directly for more information 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.