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Monday Jan 26, 2015

Chestermere man arrested without incident on multiple drug charges

Justin Dang, 20, of Chestermere has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. Dang was arrested and charged on Jan. 14, after a lengthy investigation by the Calgary ALERT (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team) unit. Chestermere RCMP...

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Jan 26

Tanker driver charged after rollover spills gallons of gasoline on Highway 2

The driver of a tanker trailer that rolled over on Highway 2 near CrossIron Drive on Jan. 20 has been charged with Careless...
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Jan 26

Banff-Cochrane MLA will seek re-election

Current Banff-Cochrane MLA Ron Casey, who is currently serving his first term as MLA, announced Jan. 19 he will seek...
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Jan 26

Carstairs Town Councillor to seek Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Wildrose nomination

On Jan. 30 Carstairs Town Councillor Nathan Cooper will submit his nomination package to seek the Wildrose nomination for...
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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 >>

Tuesday Jan 6, 2015

Deportation of imprisoned Canadian-Egyptian journalist in 'final stages': family

TileCAIRO - The family of a Canadian-Egyptian journalist imprisoned in Cairo says they have requested his deportation and were told by a senior official the process is in its "final stages." Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy is one of three Al-Jazeera journalists who have been held for more than a year. ...CAIRO - The family of a Canadian-Egyptian journalist imprisoned in Cairo says they have requested his deportation and were told by a senior official the process is in its "final stages."

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Tuesday Jan 6, 2015

Female suicide bomber strikes Istanbul police station, killing policeman and wounding another

Story ImageISTANBUL - A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a police station in Istanbul on...ISTANBUL - A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a police station in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing one policeman and wounding another, according to Turkish authorities.

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Tuesday Jan 6, 2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo eulogizes dad Mario Cuomo, says he was 'anything but a typical politician"

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is eulogizing his father, saying three-term...NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is eulogizing his father, saying three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo was "anything but a typical politician."

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