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Friday Aug 29, 2014

Province begins pumping flood water in Cochrane Lake

Pumping of Cochrane Lake to the Bow River began on Aug. 28, as the province works to bring the flooded lake back down to 1,281 meters before winter arrives. “Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (AESRD) has identified a way to safely expedite Cochrane Lake pumping activities and is proceeding with the interim Bow River line...

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Aug 29

AHS struggling to find cause of latest E. coli outbreak in Alberta

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has not been able to isolate the cause of the latest outbreak of E. coli in Alberta, according...
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Aug 29

Airdrie teen killed on Highway 2 near Balzac

A 16-year-old teenager from Airdrie was killed when he was struck by a pick-up truck as he was walking northbound on Highway...
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Aug 29

Airdrie man charged in roll over

Airdrie RCMP identified the driver of a pick-up truck that rolled over going northbound on Highway 2 on Aug. 17, as...
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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 >>

Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

Lawyer: Family of girl with Uzi who accidentally killed instructor is devastated by tragedy

TilePHOENIX - An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation. The statement came as investigators released reports and 911 recordings from the Aug. 25 shooting of Charles Vacca at...PHOENIX - An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.

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Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

Students lament learning time wasted as strike shutters B.C. public schools

Story ImageVANCOUVER - Queena Zeng anticipated her final year of high school would be fairly...VANCOUVER - Queena Zeng anticipated her final year of high school would be fairly stressful, packed with SAT cram sessions and the nerve-racking wait for university acceptance letters.

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Tuesday Sep 2, 2014

Internet video purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group

Story ImageBEIRUT - Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the...BEIRUT - Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."

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