- Published on Saturday, 27 April 2013 12:05
- Written by submitted
Owners really do win at Mountain View Credit Union. The credit union was named Alberta Credit Union of the Year at Credit Union Central Alberta Limited’s Annual General Meeting, held last Thursday evening, April 11, in Calgary.
Graham Wetter, President & CEO of Credit Union Central Alberta Ltd., recognized Mountain View Credit Union for their achievements in 2012, particularly:
•Financial Performance: Mountain View Credit Union posted a net income (before taxes and patronage rebates) of over $3.2 million for the 2012 fiscal year;
•Credit Union system leadership: Bob Marshall, Mountain View Credit Union President and CEO, has played an integral role in an initiative to review debit and credit card payment options for credit unions throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba;
• Innovative collaborative efforts, through the creation of a InStride Resources Ltd, a cooperative shared-resource business solution established with 1st Choice Savings, Lakeland Credit Union and Mountain View Credit Union;
• Winning two Achievement in Marketing Excellence Awards from the national Marketing Association for Credit Unions (MACU) organization.
“We were surprised by this honour,” said Bob Marshall, Mountain View Credit Union President and CEO. “The credit union system is strong in Alberta, and to be recognized by our peers for our 2012 performance, strengths and system leadership is a significant achievement. Our employees can all feel proud that they have contributed to this win, and feel confident that by focusing on the rewards and benefits that are of value to our owners, we are building a successful organization.”
Mountain View also won for best ROA (Return on Asset) Growth for our Peer Group, for 2012 over 2011 results.
Mountain View Credit Union is a member-owned, community-based financial institution with 12 branches incldung Delia, Carbon and Morrin, and assets of $560 million. Mountain View serves over 17,000 personal, business and agriculture members in 12 communities. The credit union opened its first branch in Cremona in 1943 and now employs 110 people throughout Central Alberta.
- Published on Friday, 26 April 2013 12:00
- Written by Michael James | © DrumhellerMail.com
It takes volunteers to build a community.
Sixty-four year old Carbon resident Sam Charlebois is the embodiment of that sentiment. Charlebois is one of Carbon’s most active volunteers, being president of the Carbon and Area Restoration Society, a member of the Legion, and volunteering in any cause that needs help.
“I’m mostly involved with the Carbon and area restoration society, which, originally involved the restoration of the oldest building in town. We try to keep things going, look for grants, and keep the building maintained,” said Charlebois. “Anything that comes along that needs help, we pitch in. We’re here to help promote the community and bring good things back to town.”
Charlebois came to Carbon after retiring from a 25 year career in the RCMP in 1996. Although he was posted in a number of different places, he, and his wife Susan, always made it a point to volunteer as much as they could.
“Helping people has always been my forte, so hopefully what goes around, comes around, and we make things better for everybody,” said Charlebois. “I volunteered throughout my whole career for hockey, baseball, and soccer teams, wherever I was posted, as our kids grew up.”
Charlebois can trace his roots in Carbon back to 1901, when his grandfather made the trek out west.
“Carbon is my home-town. I was born and raised on a farm near here. My grandfather came here in 1901 and my family heritage goes back to 1567,” said Charlebois.
Despite his many efforts, Charlebois feels volunteering and helping the community involves everyone and Carbon is fairly lucky in that regard. He feels, though, for small communities to continue to thrive, the younger generation needs to step up to the plate.
“I think Carbon is a great example of people helping people. We’re certainly not the only ones in the village. There are a lot of volunteers here. It makes for a better community spirit. We try to promote unity and helping each other, because we need it,” said Charlebois. “Volunteers make the difference. Otherwise, things wouldn’t work.”
- Published on Sunday, 21 April 2013 12:10
- Written by Pat Kolafa | © DrumhellerMail.com
Three Hills RCMP were part of a team that seized more than $350,000 worth of marijuana growing in its detachment area.
The department, along with the Green Team Southern Alberta and the Red Deer Forensics Identification Unit executed a search warrant at a rural address south of Three Hills on Wednesday, April 17, shortly after 9 a.m.
While there was no one at the scene, police located a three-stage marijuana growing operation.
There were 282 marijuana plants in the basement of the residence. The seized product has a street value of about $352,500.
RCMP continues to investigate.