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Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Peter Brown seeks PC party nomination

TilePutting to bed weeks of speculation, Airdrie Mayor Peter Brown announced he would seek the Progressive Conservative Party (PC) nomination for the position of Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in the next Provincial election. Brown made the announcement at a special event held at the Overtime Lounge on Jan. 22, attended by approximately 60...

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Jan 29

Peter Brown seeks PC party nomination

Putting to bed weeks of speculation, Airdrie Mayor Peter Brown announced he would seek the Progressive Conservative Party...
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Jan 29

Local RCMP attend regimental funeral in St. Albert

At least a dozen officers from the Airdrie RCMP detachment traveled to St. Albert on Jan. 26 to take part in the regimental...
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Jan 29

January's warm temperatures shouldn't come as a surprise, Environment Canada

With all the nice weather Airdronians have been enjoying in January, it may come as a surprise to find out 2015 has started...
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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 >>

Thursday Jan 15, 2015

Rocky View Schools completes mid-year update on Four Year Plan strategy

At the first Rocky View Schools (RVS) board meeting of 2015 on Jan. 8, the board reviewed the Four Year Plan Mid Year Strategy Update and the trustees said they were “pleased” with the report. “I think there is great information in there for us,” RVS Trustee Helen Clease said as she motioned for the update to be accepted as information. ...

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Sep 22

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...
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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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Canadian Press >>

Tuesday Jan 6, 2015

Deportation of imprisoned Canadian-Egyptian journalist in 'final stages': family

TileCAIRO - The family of a Canadian-Egyptian journalist imprisoned in Cairo says they have requested his deportation and were told by a senior official the process is in its "final stages." Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy is one of three Al-Jazeera journalists who have been held for more than a year. ...CAIRO - The family of a Canadian-Egyptian journalist imprisoned in Cairo says they have requested his deportation and were told by a senior official the process is in its "final stages."

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Tuesday Jan 6, 2015

Female suicide bomber strikes Istanbul police station, killing policeman and wounding another

Story ImageISTANBUL - A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a police station in Istanbul on...ISTANBUL - A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a police station in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing one policeman and wounding another, according to Turkish authorities.

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Tuesday Jan 6, 2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo eulogizes dad Mario Cuomo, says he was 'anything but a typical politician"

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is eulogizing his father, saying three-term...NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is eulogizing his father, saying three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo was "anything but a typical politician."

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Tuesday Jan 6, 2015

Ontario, B.C. to grow faster than Alberta in 2015 due to oil price: economist

TORONTO - Falling oil prices will shift the balance of power among Canada's provinces...TORONTO - Falling oil prices will shift the balance of power among Canada's provinces this year, with Alberta expected to see its growth rate slashed in half, according to Bank of Montreal chief economist Douglas Porter.

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