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August 5, 2009
Doesn’t Fit the Bill

Constable Darcy Soloninko holds up a fake $100 bill that is one of a handful known to be circulating Provost and area. Soloninko advises merchants to refuse any older looking $100 bills from customers and be cautious with other old bills of different denominations as well, as it’s possible they could be fraudulent too. The RCMP has a video still of someone using a fake bill and are in the process of identifying that particular person. Rest of story in this week's paper. ©Provost News Photos.

Stimulus Spending Trickles down to Provost M.D. and Town
AThe local governments received a boost thanks to stimulus spending at the federal and provincial level that will be put towards “shovel-ready” projects in the area.

Both MP Leon Benoit and MLA Doug Griffiths were in Provost on Friday, July 31 to announce the financing that will contribute to infrastructure projects—namely, Range Road 14 which connects Hayter to Bodo, and Highway Avenue which is the stretch of road north of Apex and Eveready that runs parallel with Highway 13.

“Alberta has the most demand when it comes to infrastructure because of the hot economy the last several years,” said Benoit. “It’s important that this happens now. The shovel-ready terminology is important. Project costs are coming in a lot lower now.”

The federal, provincial and M.D. governments are all pitching in up to a maximum of $2,970,000 each for a total of $8,910,000, and the M.D. is very happy.

Councillor Tom Schneider has waited 17 years for Range Road 14 to be completely paved, and Reeve Allan Murray noted that the M.D. was planning to absorb the entire project themselves, but they would’ve had to save up for three more years to be able to afford it.

“We’re going to be saving taxpayers money,” Murray said. “This road has been costing us money for years.”

Thanks to this injection of cash, M.D. Administrator, Tyler Lawrason expects it to go to tender soon and be completed by late October.

The project will involve paving the remaining eight kilometres of gravel road and is expected to better accommodate industrial needs and residents in the local area. As well, it should help share the load with Highway 899 by giving truck drivers another suitable route.

Complete story in August 5 edition of The Provost News.
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New Breed of Canola Fends Off Weevils
Could Save 25 Percent of Crop
A strain of canola that could save farmers millions of dollars per year in crop losses and insecticide costs has been developed in part by a University of Alberta researcher.

Full story and photos in August 5 edition of The Provost News.
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Ten Provost Swimmers Compete in Forestburg Meet
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This week we ask : "What is Your Favourite Beverage?"
. . . and we heard answers from Trinity Murray, Peter Murray, Casey Greenwood, Lukas Greenwood and Lucy Fallwell. Check out the August 5 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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