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Welcome to Mountain View County

Mountain View County is a rural municipality in Alberta located north of the City of Calgary in the heart of the vibrant Queen Elizabeth II Highway corridor.

 

Partial Fire Ban Issued

As of April 18, 2016 at 10 a.m., a Partial Fire Ban has been issued by Mountain View County.

The partial ban is in place until further notices.

This partial ban requires that all outdoor fire presently burning be extinguished and any lighting of outdoor fires is banned.

Any current fire or fireworks permits are suspended and no new permits will be issued until the Partial Fire Ban has been lifted.

Exceptions to the Partial Fire Ban in acceptable burning barrels; acceptable fire pits; acceptable outdoor fireplaces; barbeques; household fireplaces; and AER flaring.

 

News

Tour of Alberta bicycle race to pass through MVC

Posted: 2016 April 22nd

Mountain View County Council gave the go-ahead for a maximum contribution of $15,000 towards the hosting rights fee for a stage of the Tour of Alberta bicycle race in September 2016.

Council approved its contribution during its regular council meeting on April 13th.

The County contribution is towards a total hosting rights fee of $150,000. The Town of Olds has already agreed to a similar contribution of $15,000, while Olds College and the Olds Institute have also contributed $10,000 apiece. Other community partners are also expected to contribute towards hosting the finishing portion of the Tour's second stage.

Any shortfall in the hosting fee will be covered by corporate sponsorships and the Tour organizing body.
The stage is expected to start in the Kananaskis area and continue through Mountain View County along Hwy 766 and on into Olds for the finish. The Tour of Alberta is the largest multi-stage bicycle race in Canada, similar to the world renowned Tour de France but in a scaled down version.

Councillors voted 4-2 in favour of the contribution. Council also requested that administration keep close tabs on the amount of in-kind and other contributions in addition to the monetary commitment.

The tour organizers, the Alberta Peloton Association, had earlier this year appeared in front of the County's Policies and Priorities Committee seeking support as a stage co-host for a much larger portion of the hosting fee.

County administration felt the original request was too high for them to recommend Council's support.

The Tour of Alberta is entering its fourth year of existence.

 

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