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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Daycare operator defends decision to shut doors

The sudden closure of the Cubs and Kittens Educational Centre on Eight Street on Oct. 9 left a number of parents looking for childcare for their kids, according to Carla - who asked that her last name not be used - whose two children had been enrolled at Cubs and Kittens for two years. Carla said she found a note on her five-year-old sonís locker...

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Oct 30

Fire destroys 400 cars at Rainbow Salvage yard

Deputy Fire Chief Garth Rabel said the Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) was called out to the scene of an industrial fire at...
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Oct 30

Airdrie MP Blake Richards recounts terror attack at Parliament Hill

On Oct. 22, Wild Rose MP Blake Richards, like all Canadians, couldnít have known what the day would bring as he entered...
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Oct 30

City moves to bi-weekly organics pick-up this winter

Residents of Airdrie will see their organics recycling green bins picked up every second week rather than weekly starting...
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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 itís showing a $2.5-billion surplus for this year. This will be Albertaís first surplus budget in six years, as the Provinceís 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 cityís 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 Albertaís 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, …cole 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 ďa hidden tax and undue...
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Canadian Press >>

Friday Oct 31, 2014

Police investigating ex-CBC- star Jian Ghomeshi after two women come forward

TORONTO - Former CBC star radio host Jian Ghomeshi is under criminal investigation after two women came forward to complain, police said Friday. Word of police involvement followed a day in which the public broadcaster said the emergence of "graphic" evidence that Ghomeshi had caused physical injury to a person is what prompted his firing last...TORONTO - Former CBC star radio host Jian Ghomeshi is under criminal investigation after two women came forward to complain, police said Friday.

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Friday Oct 31, 2014

Justin Bourque to serve 75 years before parole eligibility for RCMP killings

Story ImageMONCTON, N.B. - Justin Bourque, the disturbed young man who fatally shot three Mounties...MONCTON, N.B. - Justin Bourque, the disturbed young man who fatally shot three Mounties and wounded two others in what a judge described as a "blind rage," has been sentenced to an unprecedented 75 years in prison.

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Friday Oct 31, 2014

Spacecraft for tourists explodes during test in another setback for commercial space travel

Story ImageMOJAVE, Calif. - A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond...MOJAVE, Calif. - A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.

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Friday Oct 31, 2014

Harper urged to press China for release of jailed pro-democracy advocate

OTTAWA - It was business as usual Friday at the prime minister's Langevin Block office,...OTTAWA - It was business as usual Friday at the prime minister's Langevin Block office, where Stephen Harper smiled and chatted with the Chinese ambassador to Canada before confirming plans for his third official visit to China next week.

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