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Monday Oct 20, 2014

Major damage sustained after fire at Rangeland RV

TileA fire at Rangeland RV in Balzac on Oct. 16 caused major damage to the dealership’s main showroom and service building, according to Anna Melnick, communications coordinator with Rocky View County (RVC). According to Deputy Fire Chief Gary Barnett from Rocky View Fire Services, crews responded to the scene at 12:45 a.m. ...

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Oct 20

RVS requests 17 new portables for 2015/16 school year

Rocky View Schools (RVS) is hoping the government will approve a request for 17 new portables and two relocated portables to...
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Oct 20

Chestermere RCMP investigating multiple vehicle break-ins

RCMP in Chestermere is urging residents to lock their vehicles and their garage doors after a rash of break-ins from Oct. 8...
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Oct 20

RCMP urge county drivers to buckle up

October is Occupant Restraint Safety month in Alberta and RCMP across the province will be out checking that seat belts and...
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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 >>

Saturday Oct 25, 2014

US: Ambassador Power to visit 3 Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa

TileThe United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S. Samantha Power will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea "to draw attention to the need for increased support for the international...The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S.

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Saturday Oct 25, 2014

Residents in path of Hawaii lava told to prepare for possible evacuation in 3 to 5 days

Story ImageHONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near an...HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across a country road and edged closer to homes.

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Saturday Oct 25, 2014

Memorial held in Montreal for soldiers Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo

MONTREAL - Tributes to two Canadian soldiers who died in two separate attacks continued...MONTREAL - Tributes to two Canadian soldiers who died in two separate attacks continued to flow Saturday, expressed in an outpouring of patriotism and terms like heart break and shock.

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