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Friday Dec 19, 2014

Two RVC MLAs cross the floor along with seven Wildrose MLAs

On Dec. 17 Premier Jim Prentice and former Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith announced the “unification of Alberta’s conservative parties” as nine Wildrose MLAs, including Chestermere–Rocky View MLA Bruce McAllister, Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills MLA Bruce Rowe and Smith, crossed the floor to join the Progressive Conservatives (PC). The controversial...

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Dec 19

Legal review of Rocky View Councillor examines potential bias

A town hall meeting held at Springbank Heritage Club on Oct. 21 has called into question the potential bias of Area...
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Dec 19

RCMP Notebook:Stoney First Nation man killed while walking on Highway 1

A 35 year old man from the Stoney First Nation was killed when he was struck by a vehicle as he was walking on Highway 1...
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Dec 19

Crews struggle to free driver after serious collision

STARS Air Ambulance was called to transport a man in his early 20s from Chestermere to the Foothills Medical Clinic after a...
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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 >>

Monday Dec 22, 2014

Heather Forsyth named Alberta Wildrose interim leader, party hopes to rebound

TileCALGARY - Alberta's Wildrose party has named an interim leader after Danielle Smith and eight other caucus members bolted to the governing Progressive Conservatives. Heather Forsyth is one of the five remaining Wildrose caucus members in the legislature. ...CALGARY - Alberta's Wildrose party has named an interim leader after Danielle Smith and eight other caucus members bolted to the governing Progressive Conservatives.

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Monday Dec 22, 2014

Garbage truck veers out of control in Glasgow city centre, killing 6 pedestrians

Story ImageGLASGOW, Scotland - Six people were killed and several others injured when a garbage...GLASGOW, Scotland - Six people were killed and several others injured when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow Monday, police said.

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Monday Dec 22, 2014

Arizona to change its execution drugs after investigation of inmate's lengthy July death

Story ImageTUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona officials said Monday they have been cleared of any wrongdoing in...TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona officials said Monday they have been cleared of any wrongdoing in an execution this year that lasted nearly two hours, but they are nevertheless changing the drugs they use to put inmates to death.

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