Province takes control of feuding village

CREMONA — The Alberta government has taken over political control of a small village north of Calgary.

CREMONA — The Alberta government has taken over political control of a small village north of Calgary.

Cremona has just under 500 people, but animosity and infighting has led to the sudden resignation of the mayor, deputy mayor and chief administrative officer.

That means there is just one councillor left.

The trouble started when council and residents became divided over who should control the fire hall, and then changed angle parking to parallel parking.

Karel Beckman, the remaining councillor, says having a bunch of rules won’t attract new people and feels the place is small enough to deal with things in a personal way.

The province’s appointed administrator will take charge of the town, until a byelection can be held.

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