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Monday Nov 17, 2014

Cochrane RCMP respond to bomb threat at Safeway

TileA bomb threat at the Cochrane Safeway resulted in RCMP evacuating the grocery store as well as 304 Fifth Avenue West and the connected strip mall on Nov. 14, according to RCMP. “We were notified by Safeway that they’d received a call from an individual who hadn’t identified himself but indicated he had planted a bomb (at the store) the day before,...

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Nov 17

Harvesting in Ghost watershed has some concerned

Some rural residents who live along the Ghost River, west of Cochrane, are asking for a moratorium to be placed on the...
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Nov 17

RCMP urge Cochrane residents to lock vehicles after break-ins

A rash of vehicle break-ins in Cochrane on Nov. 7 has RCMP urging residents to ensure they lock their vehicles.
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Nov 17

Renewed Gas Tax to provide funding across County

On Nov. 10 the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) Agreement was renewed, promising municipalities an estimated $2.27 billion in...
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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 Sep 22, 2014

RVS revises K-8 report cards after parent and teacher feedback received

Last year, parents of students in kindergarten to Grade 8 throughout 12 Rocky View Schools (RVS) received a new type of report card that was aimed at helping students build knowledge of themselves as learners, according to RVS. Schools that implemented the new report cards last year in Rocky View County include Bearspaw School, Chestermere Lake...

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Sep 15

Alberta Teachers Association calls for more support for special education

The Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) said a new report from the Blue Ribbon Panel on Inclusive Education in Alberta...
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Sep 08

RVS enrollment significantly increased for 2014/15 school year

Though final numbers will not be available until after Sept. 30, Rocky View Schools (RVS) enrollment has increased by...
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Aug 11

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.
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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 >>

Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, has died

TileWASHINGTON - Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single...WASHINGTON - Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Saudi Arabia's Mobily suspends CEO amid stock plunge and audit into major accounting errors

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Telecommunications company Etihad Etisalat, known as Mobily on the...RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Telecommunications company Etihad Etisalat, known as Mobily on the Saudi stock exchange, said Sunday it has suspended its chief executive officer after accounting errors forced the operator to restate 18 months of earnings.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision; group says not likely over weekend

Story ImageFERGUSON, Mo. - Barricades surrounded the building where a grand jury has been...FERGUSON, Mo. - Barricades surrounded the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, though the decision seemed unlikely over the weekend.

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