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Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Airdrie MLA crosses the floor along with eight other Wildrose MLAs

On Dec. 17 Premier Jim Prentice and former Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith announced the “unification of Alberta’s conservative parties” as nine Wildrose MLAs, including Airdrie MLA Rob Anderson and Smith, crossed the floor to join the Progressive Conservatives (PC). The floor crossing had Airdrie residents Dave Pollard and Kevin Hughes in...

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Dec 18

Airdrie Facebook groups brings kids home for Christmas

Thanks to local Facebook groups Airdrie Moms and Airdrie Dads, one new Airdrie family had enough money raised on their...
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Dec 18

MP Blake Richards holds public budget discussions

On Dec. 16 Airdrie MP Blake Richards held a public pre-budget consultation for the 2015 federal budget at the Cam Clark Ford...
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Dec 18

Local florist gets unwelcome Christmas break-and-enter

A break-in at her store on Dec. 10 was definitely not the Christmas gift she was hoping for, said Owner of Summerhill...
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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 Dec 17, 2014

Police say 8 children have been killed in a home in northern Australia

SYDNEY - Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries. ...SYDNEY - Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.

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Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Court stops Arizona from denying driver's licenses to immigrants protected from deportation

Story ImagePHOENIX - A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona...PHOENIX - A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses.

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Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

Dispute between Christian university, B.C. law society now court bound

VANCOUVER - A Christian university embroiled in a debate about religious freedoms and...VANCOUVER - A Christian university embroiled in a debate about religious freedoms and same-sex equality rights will challenge in court a Law Society of British Columbia decision not to accredit graduates from its proposed law school.

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Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Police say exact cause of fire at seniors' home likely won't ever be known

RIVIERE DU LOUP, - The exact cause of the fire at a Quebec seniors' home last January...RIVIERE DU LOUP, - The exact cause of the fire at a Quebec seniors' home last January that killed 32 people will likely never be known, a coroner's inquest into the tragedy heard Thursday.

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