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Friday Apr 11, 2014

"Heartbleed" bug safety advice

The Airdrie City View and Great West Newspapers would like all our users to please take note of this alert. As many of you may have heard, an online computer security threat referred to as the “Heartbleed” bug is circulating across North America and the world. According to tech websites such as C/NET, the bug can scrape a server's...

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Apr 10

Nose Creek Park flooded, City cautioning residents

Pathways, benches and the amphitheatre at Nose Creek Park were under water on April 9, as spring melting and run-off...
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Apr 10

City on budget with capital projects as construction season kicks off

Winter and construction are the two seasons that Canada experiences.
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Apr 10

Council approves structure plan for "new downtown" in Kings Heights

Airdrie City council gave final readings to three bylaws that will amend land use and approve a new structure plan in Kings...
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Politics >>

Monday Apr 14, 2014

MLAs call on government to cut department salaries

Chestermere-Rocky View MLA Bruce McAllister said he believes the Alberta government is wasting taxpayer dollars on unnecessary and overpaid communications staff. McAllister said the money wasted on excessive communications staff could be put to better use. ...

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Thursday Apr 10, 2014

MLA calls government’s communications budget a waste of taxpayers’ money

Airdrie MLA Rob Anderson believes the Alberta government is wasting taxpayer dollars on unnecessary and overpaid communications staff. Anderson referred to the Canadian Taxpayers Foundation (CTF) findings that showed the government has 214 full-time communications staff across all government departments at a cost of $23 million. ...

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Thursday Mar 27, 2014

PC Party in transition as Alison Redford steps down

TileLast week’s news surrounding Premier Alison Redford’s resignation from provincial office sent shockwaves throughout Alberta and the country. The leader of the Wildrose party Danielle Smith said Redford was elected to lead the PC Party as an outsider, who was hailed as a new kind of leader who could fix what was wrong with the party and the...

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Thursday Mar 20, 2014

Local MLA reflects on recent PC resginations

Editor’s Note: Premier Alison Rediford resigned on March 19 after the Airdrie City View went to press It’s been a difficult week for Premier Alison Redford as two members of her cabinet resigned and took up independent seats. ...

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Education >>

Thursday Apr 10, 2014

Alberta students tie for top place in country for computer-based problem-solving

THE HEADLINE MAKES NO SENSE TO ME On April 1, the Province issued a press release outlining the latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The results indicated Alberta students have tied for first place in the country and fourth in the world for the computer-based problem-solving component of the assessment. ...

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Apr 10

Rocky View Schools board of trustees approves year four of Four Year Plan

Rocky View Schools (RVS) board of trustees approved the final year of the 2011 to 2015 Four Year Plan at the April 3 meeting.
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Apr 10

Bow Valley College receives $1.2 million in provincial funding

Bow Valley College (BVC) received $1.2 million through the 2014 Alberta budget that will create 100 new learning spaces.
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Mar 27

Rocky View School Briefs:

Rocky View Schools (RVS) announced the division’s 2014 nominee for the Alberta Teacher’s Association Edwin Parr Teacher...
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Canadian Press >>

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

Man accused of dropping backpack with rice cooker inside near Boston Marathon to face a judge

TileBOSTON - Authorities say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker is scheduled to appear in court. The Suffolk district attorney's office says the 25-year-old man is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Boston Municipal Court. Officials have not identified him. ...BOSTON - Authorities say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker is scheduled to appear in court.

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Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

Combat vehicles in east Ukraine city fly Russian flags

Story ImageSLOVYANSK, Ukraine - A column of armoured vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a...SLOVYANSK, Ukraine - A column of armoured vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes to re-establish control over restive eastern Ukraine.

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Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing suspect seeks dismissal of some charges, easing of prison restrictions

Story ImageBOSTON - Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court Wednesday to...BOSTON - Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court Wednesday to ask a judge to dismiss some of the charges against him and to ease restrictions on him in prison.

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Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

Israeli police fire tear gas, disperse Palestinian rioters at Jerusalem holy site

Story ImageJERUSALEM - Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday and...JERUSALEM - Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday and fired tear gas to disperse a riot by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said.

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