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2012-2011 (chronologically in reverse)

News 2012 
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Fall 2012, Alberta TrailTracker

   Congratulations to Alberta Medal Recipients
     The National Trails Coalition was invited by the Governor General's office to nominate 30 volunteers who have played a significant role in improving Canada's trail infrastructure. Our congratulations to the four Albertans who were . . .
   Lacombe Blackfalds Trail Paving Complete
     Paving is now complete on the Lacombe-Blackfalds portion of the Trans Canada Trail. The trail, which weaves its way south of Lacombe through the Lacombe Research Station, west along Lacombe Lake and down to the northern . . .
   Lacombe County Receives Alberta TrailNet's Trail Blazer Award 2012
     Lacombe County was honoured with the prestigious Trail Blazer award at Alberta TrailNet Society's Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Cronquist House, Red Deer, AB. Paula Law, Deputy Reeve, accepted the . . .
   Bassano Historic Train Station Relocated to Beiseker
     The Alberta 2005 Centennial Railway Museum Society (RMS) is that much closer to realizing its dream of having a museum building. A historic CPR train station, circa 1911, was moved from Bassano to the west side of Beiseker on . . .

Oct. 25, 2012, Lacombe Globe

   Students take to the trail

     Grade 5 and 6 elementary students from Terrace Ridge School took time out of their busy day on Oct. 9 to venture along the new Lacombe County trail, which weaves its way south of Lacombe through the Lacombe Research Station, west . . .

Sept. 26, 2012, Lacombe Globe

   CUC hosts annual run in support of Lacombe trails
     The fourth annual Lacombe in Motion run hits the trails Sept. 30 to encourage residents of Lacombe to get active.  "The purpose is to promote health and fitness in Lacombe and surrounding areas," said Dr. Klaus Irrgang, one of the . . .

July 4, 2012, Red Deer Advocate

   Money set for trail - Nordegg to Rocky Mountain House Multi-Use Trail
     The Nordegg to Rocky Mountain House multi-use trail is one step closer to becoming a reality after additional funds were allocated for the construction of a trail staging area to begin later this year.  Clearwater County council passed . . .

June 27, 2012, Lacombe Globe

   Lacombe County Receives Alberta Trailnet Award
     Lacombe County has received the Alberta TrailNet Society's annual Trail Blazer Award in recognition of the county's exemplary work in trail development in Alberta. The Trail Blazer Award was presented at the society's annual . . .

May 9, 2012, Red Deer Advocate

   County councillor joins trail committee
     A committee looking at setting up a trail between Penhold and Bowden has received some support from Red Deer County.  Council voted on Tuesday to include Coun. David Hoar and the county's community services manager on . . .

April 23, 2012, Paul Cowley, Red Deer Advocate
   Lacombe-Blackfalds Trail - New link for towns
     Walkers and cyclists will have a paved trail between Blackfalds and Lacombe by late summer.  Lacombe County has already started work this spring on a long-awaited six-km link between the two communities, said Phil Lodermeier, . .

April 17, 2012, Mountain View Gazette

   Red Deer County seeks partners to afford bridge access
     Future work on the Mintlaw Bridge will require funding from other associations, council heard last Tuesday.  The bridge, purchased by Red Deer County for $1, has since had $205,000 invested in it for rehabilitation work while . . .

April 11, 2012, Red Deer Advocate
- County council looks at bridge as tourist attraction
     A former rail bridge across the Red Deer River is well suited as a scenic walkway, but the millions of dollars to make it happen must come from elsewhere, Red Deer County council agreed on Tuesday.  Council voted in favour of accepting . . .

April 10, 2012, Innisfail Province

   Trail route approved by council
     The proposed trail route for Penhold's section of the Trans Canada trail was approved and amended by town council during its meeting on March 26.  The proposed trail route comes into town on Rge. Rd. 281 and would end up going . . .

January 31, 2012, Olds Albertan

   Bowden throws support behind regional trail
     Bowden town council decided to appoint Coun. Sheila Church as a representative to a working group that would oversee various aspects involved in constructing a regional trail throughout Central Alberta that would connect . . .

January 26, 2012, Springbrook-Waskasoo Life online magazine

   Mintlaw Bridge Access and Preservation Strategy Gets Mixed Reviews

    Between 75 and 100 people attended the Mintlaw Bridge Access and Preservation Strategy open house held yesterday at the Red Deer County Centre to see the draft recommendations for the historic landmark.  Based on feedback from . . .

News 2011 
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Nov. 29, 2011, Springbrook-Waskasoo Life online magazine

   CARTS Meets With Penhold Council About Trans Canada Trail

    Two representatives from Central Alberta Regional Trails Society (CARTS) met with Penhold Council yesterday to discuss the importance of getting the Springbrook-Penhold Trail, a key link in the Trans Canada Trail system, back . . .

October 18, 2011, Innisfail Province

   Trails association asks council to get on board
     Representatives from the Central Alberta Regional Trails Society (CARTS) and the Trans Canada Trail were on hand Oct. 11 for a presentation to Innisfail Town Council.  CARTS president Debbie Olsen and Trans Canada Trail . . .

September 28, 2011, Ponoka News

   CARTS builds roads, but not for cars
     If you thought it might be a good idea to take your mountain bike for a road trip to Red Deer, chances are the thought of travelling on a major highway or on a gravel road changed your mind before leaving the garage.  The Central . . .

September 8, 2011, Red Deer Advocate

   Lacombe-Blackfalds trail delayed
     A new trail between Lacombe and Blackfalds will have to wait until next year.  Lacombe County had hoped to build the six-km link this summer, but final details on a route have not yet been completed, said Phil Lodermeier, the . . .

August 6, 2011, Red Deer Advocate

   Blazing Trail - Counties linking communities by trail
     When local walking trail boosters gathered a few years ago, the prospect of creating a network of paths in Central Alberta looked doubtful, admits Paul Pettypiece, vice-president of Central Alberta Regional Trails Society. . .

July 30, 2011, Red Deer Advocate

   Rural trail project stalls - Red Deer County route on hold until Penhold development proceeds
     A proposed trail between Springbrook and Penhold has run into a dead end.  Red Deer County had planned to build the 3.6 km link this year. The route would have been along Range Road 281, about 1.5 km east of Hwy 2A. All the . . .

May 17, 2011, Mountain View Gazette

   Opposition comes forward to Mintlaw Bridge preservation

     Red Deer County has hired a consultant to study the possible future uses for the historically significant Mintlaw trestle bridge -- but one of the municipality's most famous citizens is dead set against making the ancient structure . . .

May 5, 2011, Lacombe Globe

   County trails face opposition
     Lacombe County is having ongoing discussions with landowners to clear the way for the Central Alberta Trail System and trails throughout the county.  "For the most part we have a trail but there are just a few links missing," Phil . . .

Apr. 19, 2011, Red Deer Advocate

   Lacombe County trail receives mixed reviews
     Lacombe County residents are giving mixed reviews to their section of a trail system, now under construction, that will run from Penhold to Ponoka.  Lacombe County has completed the section from the Blindman River to Blackfalds, . .

Mar. 9, 2011, Ponoka News

   Bridging the gap: Ponoka offers first rate trails
   The spotting of two new bridges will help further the completion of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) south of Ponoka.  The TCT will eventually connect the country coast-to-coast, weaving its way through 10 provinces and three territories. . .

Mar. 9, 2011, Red Deer Advocate

   Pedestrian, cyclist path included

     A separated pedestrian and cyclist path will be constructed as part of a $500-million project to build a ring road along Red Deer's east side.  On Monday, Red Deer city council endorsed the design called Option A2 to build a separate . . .

Mar. 1, 2011, Red Deer Advocate

   Trails studied
     Lacombe County will address the pros and cons of trail development at an upcoming open house.  The rural municipality has embarked on a project to create a paved trail linking Blackfalds and Lacombe. Last June, a . . .

Feb. 14, 2011, Lacombe Globe

   Blackfalds council alters TransCanada Trail - Slight realignment through Broadway Ave
     The plan for a TransCanada Trail route proposed to run down Broadway Avenue in the town of Blackfalds has been altered slightly, but Mayor Melodie Stol said the change is positive.  At its regular meeting, Tuesday, council . . .

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