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Thursday Sep 25, 2014

Bethany Care workers protest proposed wage cuts

TileOn Sept. 17, senior care workers at the Bethany Care Society in Airdrie spent their lunch time protesting proposed benefit cuts, which protesters said will cause further reductions in the level of care for the centre’s senior residents. “What I want to see come out of this rally is the Alberta government and Alberta Health Services (AHS) listen to ...

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Sep 25

Airdrie RCMP welcomes new head of General Investigative Section

A 16-year veteran of the force, Sgt. Kent Dahl joined the Airdrie RCMP as head of the General Investigative Section (GIS) at...
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Sep 25

RCMP investigating a number of business thefts in the city

Airdrie RCMP is investigating a theft at the Towerlane Shoppers Drug Mart on Sept. 6, and officers are asking for the...
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Politics >>

Thursday Jul 10, 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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Thursday Jun 19, 2014

Minister impressed with work of Airdrie community organizations

TileAlberta Minister of Human Services Manmeet Bhullar paid a visit to Airdrie on June 13 to tour the city’s community support facilities. During his tour, the minister visited the Airdrie Food Bank, Community Links, and the Airdrie Boys and Girls Club and spoke highly of the service levels and people involved with support programs in Airdrie. ...

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Thursday Jun 19, 2014

PC leadership candidate Jim Prentice gives speech in Airdrie

TileProgressive Conservative Leadership Candidate Jim Prentice stopped by the Airdrie Bottle Depot on June 15 for a meet-and-greet. The bottle depot, along with Sierra Springs Liquor Store, hosted the event. Prentice spoke to a crowd of more than 150 people on the importance of building-up Alberta’s infrastructure and restoring public confidence in...

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Thursday May 29, 2014

Airdrie MLA to host Seniors Town Hall meeting

TileAirdrie MLA Rob Anderson is trying to raise awareness about funding for long-term care facilities like Bethany Care Centre. Anderson will be speaking at the Woodside Seniors Club at 411 Woodside Dr. on June 4 to get the ball rolling on advocacy and awareness surrounding funding cuts to long-term care facilities in the province. ...

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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 Airdrie include Airdrie Christian Program, École Edwards...

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Sep 18

ATA calls for more support for special needs 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 11

RVS enrolment significantly increased for 2014/15 school year

Though final numbers will not be available until after Sept. 30, Rocky View Schools (RVS) enrolment has increased by...
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Sep 11

Chestermere MLA starts petition to end mandatory school fees

Chestermere-Rocky View MLA and Education Critic Bruce McAllister has called mandatory school fees “a hidden tax and undue...
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Canadian Press >>

Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Court blocks part of US state's voting law, says it may disenfranchise black voters

RALEIGH, N.C. - A federal appeals court panel is ordering parts of North Carolina's strict new voting law set aside for next month's elections because it is likely to disenfranchise black voters. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals split 2-1 on Wednesday. The court says same-day registration should be allowed and ballots cast outside a voter's...RALEIGH, N.C. - A federal appeals court panel is ordering parts of North Carolina's strict new voting law set aside for next month's elections because it is likely to disenfranchise black voters.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Anti-bullying curriculum introduced in Winnipeg will help save lives: mother

WINNIPEG - A mother who says her daughter was driven to suicide by relentless...WINNIPEG - A mother who says her daughter was driven to suicide by relentless cyberbullying says a new curriculum will help combat a lack of empathy shown by teens online and save young lives.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Palestinians ask UN Security Council to set deadline of November 2016 for Israeli withdrawal

The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016...The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Google's Eric Schmidt talks about hiring Canadian talent, loving BlackBerry

TORONTO - Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt made a rare visit to Canada on...TORONTO - Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt made a rare visit to Canada on Wednesday, to help announce a $1.5 million grant to support the educational charity Actua and speak at an event promoting his new book "How Google Works," written with Jonathan Rosenberg, an adviser to CEO Larry Page.

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