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Monday Oct 27, 2014

Residents discuss issues at Springbank Town Hall Meeting

TileMore than 175 people attended a Town Hall Meeting at Springbank Heritage Club on Oct. 21, where they had the opportunity to listen to five local speakers present on topics pertaining to development in the Springbank area. “I think the largest number of people who had ever come to such a meeting previously was about 40, so obviously people are...

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Oct 27

Cyclist struck by van on Highway 2; taken to hospital

A man riding a bicycle on Highway 2 near the Balzac overpass at Highway 566 was struck by a van at 5:40 a.m. on Oct. 17,...
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Oct 27

Three-month joint investigation ends in arrest of two suspects

A joint three-month investigation by the RCMP’s Auto Theft Unit, the Calgary Police Service (CPS) Auto Theft Section and...
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Oct 27

Rocky View County identifies Area Structure Plan priorities for 2015

Six Area Structure Plan (ASP) projects have been identified as priorities for Rocky View County (RVC) administration,...
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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 >>

Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Survivalist wanted in deadly trooper ambush caught; prosecutors to seek death penalty

TileLORDS VALLEY, Pa. - A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Eric Frein, who meekly gave himself up when...LORDS VALLEY, Pa. - A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Police search Boeing aircraft plant in Washington after reports of armed man; nothing found

EVERETT, Wash. - Police in Everett, Washington, say they have searched a portion of a...EVERETT, Wash. - Police in Everett, Washington, say they have searched a portion of a Boeing aircraft plant after two employees reported seeing what appeared to be an armed man, but officers found nothing to substantiate the reports.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

North Korea says it's asked EU's top human rights official to visit, but warns on other offers

Story ImageNorth Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to...North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by United Nations rights officials unless a U.N. resolution on the country removes any reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday.

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