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Monday Apr 14, 2014

Frustration over the County’s flood mitigation efforts rise

TileAs the flood waters continue to rise in parts of the county, so does the frustration and level of desperation for residents in the low-lying areas on Range Road 275 just outside the Hamlet of Langdon. After what residents claim is a 10-year “battle” with Rocky View County (RVC) to get its crews to fix high culverts and deal with run-off from...

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Apr 14

Council tackles seven subdivision applications

Rocky View County (RVC) council unanimously approved seven subdivision applications on April 8.
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Apr 14

Flooding in Dalroy keeps County crews very busy

Rocky View County (RVC) staff are working in the Dalroy area to deal with overland flooding of nearly 15 homes. Dalroy is...
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Apr 14

County council defers projects after recommended budget adjustments

Rocky View County (RVC) council deferred two projects that were slated to be completed this year in its budget amendments...
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Politics >>

Monday Apr 14, 2014

MLAs call on government to cut department salaries

Chestermere-Rocky View MLA Bruce McAllister said he believes the Alberta government is wasting taxpayer dollars on unnecessary and overpaid communications staff. McAllister said the money wasted on excessive communications staff could be put to better use. ...

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Monday Apr 7, 2014

Canmore resident seeking Liberal nomination in new constituency

TileLongtime Canmore resident Marlo Raynolds has declared that he will seek the nomination for the Liberal candidacy in the Banff-Airdrie riding. Raynolds, a 15-year resident of Canmore brings a wealth of experience in the energy and environment sector and currently works for BluEarth Renewables. ...

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Monday Mar 31, 2014

PC Party in transition as Alison Redford steps down

TileThe March 19 announcement of Premier Alison Redford’s resignation from provincial office sent shockwaves throughout Alberta and the country. The leader of the Wildrose party Danielle Smith said Redford was elected to lead the PC Party as an outsider, who was hailed as a new kind of leader who could fix what was wrong with the party and the...

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Monday Mar 24, 2014

Election campaign donations revealed

Campaign donations from the Oct. 21, 2013 municipal election have been released, and numbers show that of the 20 candidates almost half exclusively funded their own campaigns. Those that ran a self-funded campaign included: Reeve Margaret Bahcheli, Councillors Greg Boehlke, Liz Breakey, Jerry Arshinoff and Lois Habberfield. Candidates Sunil Mattu, ...

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Education >>

Monday Apr 14, 2014

Disappointment among ATA over defeat of Gay-Straight Alliance

TileThe defeat of a motion to mandate Alberta schools to support the creation of student-led gay-straight clubs in the Alberta Legislature on April 7, was met by opposition from the Rocky View Teachers Alberta Teacher Association (ATA) Local 35. “We are disappointed that our local MLAs all voted against ensuring environments are safe places for LGBT...

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Apr 07

Elbow Valley Elementary featured on the Rick Mercer Report

Springbank’s École Elbow Valley Elementary raised almost $18,500 for Spread the Net, a Plan Canada campaign that works to...
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Apr 07

Rocky View Schools board of trustees approves year four of Four Year Plan

Rocky View Schools (RVS) board of trustees approved the final year of the 2011 to 2015 Four Year Plan at the April 3 meeting.
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Agriculture >>

Monday Apr 14, 2014

New phone app brings ag radio to producers

Producers in Rocky View County now have a new way to stay informed, with a free app to listen to the latest Call of the Land agricultural radio broadcasts. Call of the Land is Alberta Agriculture’s daily radio program, which has been broadcasting for 61 years on 25 radio stations throughout the province. ...

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Apr 07

Road bans eased for grain farmers

Spring road bans won’t hamper farmers from hauling grain from storage to elevators, as the provincial government eased rules...
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Mar 31

Farmers uncertain about spring planting after March melt, snow

Farmers in and around Rocky View County say their outlook for spring planting and seeding is uncertain, after an early March...
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Mar 31

New rail legislation a boost for Rocky View farmers

Rocky View farmers may soon breathe a sigh of relief, as grain gets moving on the prairies.
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Canadian Press >>

Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Death toll climbs in South Korean ferry sinking

TileSEOUL, South Korea - Divers recover 10 more bodies from inside sunken South Korean ferry; death toll now 46 . More to come. ...SEOUL, South Korea - Divers recover 10 more bodies from inside sunken South Korean ferry; death toll now 46 .

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Divers find 10 more bodies inside sunken ferry off South Korea; captain arrested

Story ImageMOKPO, South Korea - Divers have recovered 10 more bodies from inside the ferry that sank...MOKPO, South Korea - Divers have recovered 10 more bodies from inside the ferry that sank off South Korea. The confirmed death toll is now 46.

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

For Boston Marathon local favourite Shalane Flanagan, her one wish is to win this one race

Story ImageBOSTON - Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston...BOSTON - Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.

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