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Monday Aug 18, 2014

Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation hit hard by hail storm

TileThe hailstorms that ripped through Airdrie and area on Aug. 6 and 7, caused millions of dollars of damage as hail pounded homes and vehicles but the storm also took its toll on wildlife in the area. The Alberta Institute of Wildlife Conservation (AIWC), located near Madden, was impacted by hail damage to property and animals in their care, and saw ...

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Aug 18

CrossIron Mills mall expanding to allow for additional retail space

Thanks to a $60-million investment from the developers of CrossIron Mills mall in Balzac, the shopping centre will undergo a...
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Aug 18

Local professor enters race for Bow River Conservative nomination

Langdon resident and economics professor Gerard Lucyshyn is intent on winning the Conservative nomination for the Bow River...
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Aug 18

Longtime Calgary MP seeking Bow River Conservative nomination

No stranger to the political scene, Calgary Conservative MP Rob Anders announced on Aug. 7 he’s joining the race for the Bow...
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Politics >>

Monday Jul 28, 2014

Three Hills MLA calls for more transparency over FOIP requests

Olds-Didsbury-Three Hill MLA Bruce Rowe said Freedom Of Information and Privacy (FOIP) documents that are being returned with the message “records do not exist” are dramatically increasing and “serve as further evidence the PC government is continuing to compromise the integrity of the process in Alberta.” “These numbers support what we’ve known...

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Monday Jul 7, 2014

Airdrie MLA "disappointed" by budget numbers

The Government of Alberta announced its final 2014 budget numbers on June 30 and it’s showing a $2.5-billion surplus for this year. This will be Alberta’s first surplus budget in six years, as the Province’s reported more than $45 million in revenue. ...

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Monday Jun 16, 2014

Liberal nominee acclaimed in Banff-Airdrie riding

TileCanmore resident Marlo Raynolds was acclaimed as the Liberal Party nominee for the Banff-Airdrie riding on May 25. Raynolds will represent the Liberals in the upcoming 2015 federal election that is tentatively set for Oct. 19, 2015. ...

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Monday May 26, 2014

Airdrie politician voted one of the hardest working MPs

Wild Rose MP Blake Richards was selected as the Best Constituency MP in The Hill Times 22nd annual Politically Savvy Survey, on May 20. Richards was also named the Conservative government’s hardest working MP, finishing second overall in that category. ...

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Education >>

Monday Aug 11, 2014

New schools in Chestermere and Cochrane set to open in September

Rocky View County students will be able to open the doors of four new schools this fall. W.H. Croxford High School, Airdrie’s new high school, currently under construction on the corner of Yankee Valley Boulevard and Chinook Winds Drive and C.W. Perry School the new middle school, located off First Avenue and Sagewood Boulevard, will both welcome...

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Jul 07

RVS Chair looks back over school year, praises programming

Rocky View Schools (RVS) closed the door on another school year on June 26 as students attended their last day of classes...
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Jun 30

Alberta Education clarifies math curriculum

Alberta Minister of Education Jeff Johnson said the department will be implementing some clarifications to the kindergarten...
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Jun 23

Alberta Teachers’ Association releases response to Task Force for Teaching Excellence

On June 15, the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) challenged what the association is calling “incomplete and incorrect”...
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Agriculture >>

Monday Aug 4, 2014

Canola Council of Canada offers tips and new video on canola disease management

TileCanola fields throughout the county are a bloom, highlighting the countryside with bright bursts of beautiful yellow. But the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) recommends now is the time for farmers to begin the pre-harvest disease watch. ...

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Jul 21

Western Irrigation District to receive about $2M in funding for upgrades to systemss

The Province committed $21 million in grants to irrigation districts in southern Alberta to assist with the maintenance and...
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Jul 07

AgVenture Tour to feature Rocky View’s east side

From corn mazes to riding demonstrations and flower businesses, Rocky View County’s (RVC) annual agricultural tour is aiming...
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Jun 23

Farmers brace for annual hail storms across the Province

Alberta experienced three record-breaking hail storms in the last six years, with more than $257 million in damage to crops...
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Canadian Press >>

Monday Aug 18, 2014

Trudeau praises Alberta's 'entrepreneurial spirit' during rally in Edmonton

EDMONTON - Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau paid tribute to what he called Alberta's "entrepreneurial spirit" as he took the stage during a rally Tuesday night in a downtown Edmonton park. Trudeau said it's Alberta's drive to succeed that turns "resource opportunities" into economic realities" and attracts people from across Canada and around ...EDMONTON - Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau paid tribute to what he called Alberta's "entrepreneurial spirit" as he took the stage during a rally Tuesday night in a downtown Edmonton park.

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Monday Aug 18, 2014

Missouri governor says he will not seek removal of prosecutor investigating police shooting

Story ImageFERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal...FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the county prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police.

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Monday Aug 18, 2014

City spokesman: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in standoff in Chicago suburb

Story ImageHARVEY, Ill. - Negotiators worked late into the evening Tuesday in an effort to convince...HARVEY, Ill. - Negotiators worked late into the evening Tuesday in an effort to convince two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage.

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