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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Taxi Bylaw does not violate Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

TileAirdrie City staff, with the assistance of legal counsel has found that their Taxi Bylaw is not in violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but that it was in need of some tweaks. City council discussed amendments to the bylaw during an April 22 meeting of council. Discussions were prompted after Airdrie taxi driver Mohamed Benini ...

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Apr 24

City in good financial health: Annual Report

Airdrie residents can now review the City’s audited financial statements and see where their tax dollars are being spent as...
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Apr 24

City to apply for provincial transit grant funding

The door has been opened once again for Airdrie to expand its transit services.
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Apr 24

Airdrie MLA and alderman present 24-hour healthcare petition to Legislature

Airdrie Health Foundation (AHF) representatives travelled to Edmonton on April 22 to present the “Airdrie 24” petition...
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Politics >>

Thursday Apr 24, 2014

MP wins nomination in Banff-Airdrie riding

Two-term MP Blake Richards will run in the next federal election, seeking to represent the new electoral district of Banff-Airdrie. Richards was officially declared the Conservative Party of Canada’s nominee, April 17. ...

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Local MLA opposes Bill 9

Airdrie MLA Rob Anderson recently voiced his party’s opposition to Bill 9 - the Public Sector Pension Plans Amendment Act, - which, according to Anderson threatens existing public pension benefits for hard working Albertans across the province. “As usual, the PC government’s standard operating procedure on labour relations issues is that of...

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Thursday Apr 17, 2014

Wild Rose MP remembers former finance minister

Just weeks after his retirement, colleagues and friends mourned the sudden death former finance Minister Jim Flaherty on April 10. “It was with profound shock and sadness that we learned of the sudden passing of my friend and colleague, former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty,” said Airdrie MP Blake Richards. ...

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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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Education >>

Thursday Apr 24, 2014

RVS board of trustees tables Ralph McCall alternative calendar

On April 17, Rocky View Schools (RVS) Trustee Sylvia Eggerer attempted to once more have the 2014 to 2015 alternative calendar at Ralph McCall School and C.W. Perry School approved by the board but the vote was ultimately tabled for further review by the Calendar Board Committee. The issue was first discussed at the March 20 board of trustees...

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Apr 17

Rocky View teachers concerned with class size and support

According to Rocky View Teachers Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) Local 35 the diverse needs of all students are not...
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Apr 17

Fuzzy Pickles Preschool to get new building

Fuzzy Pickles Society of Alberta, which is described as Airdrie’s only not-for-profit preschool, is gearing up to purchase a...
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Apr 17

Disappointment among ATA over defeat of Gay-Straight Alliance

The defeat of a motion to mandate Alberta schools to support the creation of student-led gay-straight clubs in the Alberta...
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Canadian Press >>

Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Military rocked by allegations of sexual assault in published report

OTTAWA - The country's top military commander has ordered an internal review of programs and policies to combat sexual violence following a published report that says assaults in the Canadian Forces have reached epidemic levels. Gen. Tom Lawson, Canada's chief of defence staff, describes the allegations in the latest edition of Maclean's magazine...OTTAWA - The country's top military commander has ordered an internal review of programs and policies to combat sexual violence following a published report that says assaults in the Canadian Forces have reached epidemic levels.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Google, Apple, Intel, Adobe settle class-action alleging they formed cartel to retain workers

SAN FRANCISCO - Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action...SAN FRANCISCO - Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Payments volume growth, tax benefit contribute to 26 per cent rise in Visa's fiscal 2Q profit

Story ImageVisa Inc.'s profit jumped 26 per cent in its fiscal second quarter from a year earlier as...Visa Inc.'s profit jumped 26 per cent in its fiscal second quarter from a year earlier as the company benefited from strong growth in payments volume, service revenue and a one-time tax gain.

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Couillard promises to work with Ottawa but also to defend Quebec's interests

QUEBEC - Quebec's new Liberal premier promised Thursday to work closely with other...QUEBEC - Quebec's new Liberal premier promised Thursday to work closely with other provinces and the federal government while at the same time defending his own province's interests.

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