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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Women come together to raise funds for family of murder victims

TileShortly after news broke that homicide charges had been laid against Airdronian Douglas Robert Garland in connection with the disappearance of Calgarians five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes on July 14, three local women decided they needed to do something to help the family of the victims. Within three days...

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Pipe band ready for 2014 Alberta Summer Games ceremony

Story ImageWhen the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Alberta Summer Games get underway at 7 p.m. on July 24, the Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums will be ready.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Wilderness camps provide unique opportunity for summer student

Story ImageBrodie Parker said he considers himself lucky to have such a great summer job. He’s the new Wilderness Camp Coordinator at the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie (BGCA), a job he’s been working towards for a while.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Staples, Airdrie Lionesses and Community Links offer Supplies 4 Success program

It may seem like students just finished up the school year but Staples, the Airdrie Lioness Club and Community Links are looking ahead and hoping residents will help support children in need in 2014/15 with the Supplies 4 Success program.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Trainer shares tips on how to keep your dog safe

Story ImageImagine taking your dog for a walk around the block. It’s a day like any other with Fido happily walking along next to you, periodically stopping to sniff the ground. You approach another dog-walker and give Fido some leeway on the leash to meet the oncoming dog. Both dogs are wagging their tails so you assume they are happy to meet each other. Suddenly the other dog bites Fido. It all happens...

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Local business franchiser wins national award for high standards

Story ImageYousaf Khan, owner of the Mary Brown Famous Chicken & Taters’s location in Airdrie, has won the 2013 National Mary Brown’s Franchisee Award.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Airdrie Public Library values volunteers

Across the country, the largest group of volunteers is 15 to 24 year olds, and that is certainly true at Airdrie Public Library (APL).

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Tuesday Jul 22, 2014

Airdrie resident and Punk Poet Iconoclast of Canada to perform at Folk Fest

Story ImageAirdrie may not be the first place you think of when you hear the words punk rock icon but it is the place that former Young Canadians frontman Art Bergmann now calls home. The 61-year-old rocker hasn’t released new material in more than a decade but the punk poet is set to take the stage and perform some new songs at the Calgary Folk Music Festival on July 24.

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Jul 17

Rocky View County farm family awarded at the Calgary Stampede

Rocky View County (RVC) residents Rod and Cheryl Morison were among the 20 southern Alberta families recognized by the Bank of Montreal and Calgary Stampede for their contributions to Alberta’s agriculture industry.
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Jul 17

Rocky View County horse showcased on Calgary Stampede poster

A mare from Rocky View County was one of the most visited attractions at the Calgary Stampede this year.
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Jul 17

Local resident represents 4-H at Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

By the luck of the draw, 15-year-old Balzac resident Codi Hewlett not only got to be a part of the Calgary Stampede’s 4-H exhibit, but also got to showcase her horse Cash during the week.
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Jul 17

Musician makes it to finals in Calgary Stampede Talent Search

Brad Fleicsher may be best known in Airdrie as the lead singer for the rock band STORM, but the 20 year old is also no stranger to performing on his own and has competed in the Calgary Stampede Talent Search for the last seven years.
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Jul 17

Local wins Calgary Stampede Heavy Horse Pull for second year in a row

Airdrie rancher Stan Grad came away from the 2014 Calgary Stampede as a big winner when his team of Belgian horses along with their driver, Randy Dodge, claimed the champion title for the second year in a row in the Heavy Horse Pull competition for middleweight class on July 12.
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Jul 17

Home Depot in Airdrie raises more than $4,000 for Boys and Girls Club

The Home Depot Canada Foundation raised $946,938 to help combat youth homelessness with The Orange Door Project that ran from May 29 to July 2, and the Airdrie Home Depot raised $4,258 for the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie (BGCA).
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Jul 17

Airdrie 2014 Alberta Summer Games receives big boost from Province

With the 2014 Alberta Summer Games only a week away, the Airdrie 2014 Summer Games Society received a big helping hand from the provincial government’s Community Initiatives Program (CIP) in the form of a $75,000 grant.
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Jul 17

Creative Airdrie shows off new lamp banners

Airdrie has some new public art to boast about with the installation of the Airdrie Street Lamp Banner Program. The program features works of art from 33 local artists on street lamps along First Avenue and Eighth Street, and Creative Airdrie along with Airdrie Regional Arts Society want to know...
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