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Monday Sep 15, 2014

Cochrane Lake tax rejected by council, receives grant funding

With the recent announcement from Alberta Environment on Aug. 11 of $2.3 million in grant funding being provided to install the water level management infrastructure at Cochrane Lake, Rocky View County (RVC) council passed a unanimous motion to not proceed with the proposed Local Improvement Plan (LIP), which was approved on June 10. Over the past ...

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Sep 15

Cochrane man hailed as “superhero” by RCMP

Brody Leimer, 23, from Cochrane is being hailed as a “superhero” by RCMP after he went to extraordinary lengths to stop a...
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Sep 15

Cochrane Lake water levels could return to normal before winter

After nearly three years, water levels in Cochrane Lake may return to normal before the winter hits, thanks to a new pump...
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Sep 15

Motorcyclist killed after colliding with semi

A 56-year-old man from Calgary was killed when his motorcycle collided with a semi-truck in the traffic circle at Highway 22...
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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 15, 2014

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 indicates a need for more supports and services for students with special needs. “Teachers have identified increasing complexity of classrooms and inadequate supports for students as the biggest issues they face,” said ATA...

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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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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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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 16, 2014

As international response to Ebola ramps up, Doctors Without Borders warns it's still too slow

DAKAR, Senegal - International efforts to stop the accelerating spread of Ebola in West Africa were ramping up Tuesday, but a medical charity warned that the response is still dangerously behind and time is running out to act. Public health experts and the governments of West African countries buckling under the pressure of the disease have...DAKAR, Senegal - International efforts to stop the accelerating spread of Ebola in West Africa were ramping up Tuesday, but a medical charity warned that the response is still dangerously behind and time is running out to act.

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Tuesday Sep 16, 2014

Iraqi officials: Prime minister has completed Cabinet, filling key posts of defence, interior

BAGHDAD - Iraqi lawmakers say the country's prime minister has made his decision on the...BAGHDAD - Iraqi lawmakers say the country's prime minister has made his decision on the remaining posts in his Cabinet, including the critical positions of interior minister and defence minister.

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Tuesday Sep 16, 2014

Taliban suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops in strike on convoy near US Embassy in Kabul

Story ImageKABUL - A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military...KABUL - A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.

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