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Thursday Aug 21, 2014

City increases security at Skate Park over vandalism complaints

TileActing on complaints they’ve received from residents the City of Airdrie has increased their security presence at the Chinook Winds Skate Park. City of Airdrie’s Corporate Communications Team Leader Lynda Phelan said, she was unable to release the number of complaints the City has received, but said it was significant enough for them to have their ...

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Thursday Aug 21, 2014

Airdrie storm system put to the test after numerous storms

Story ImageThe City of Airdrie’s storm system has been specially engineered to handle most severe weather events according to Lorne Stevens, director of Community Infrastructure, after a thunderstorm dumped heavy rain in the area on Aug. 14 and caused heavy flooding in the Reunion neighbourhood.

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Thursday Aug 21, 2014

Garland, accused in Liknes/O’Brien murder case makes court appearance

Story ImageAirdrie’s Douglas Garland, the man charged in the triple murders of Calgary’s Alvin and Kathy Liknes and Nathan O’Brien, was back in Calgary Provincial Court on Aug. 14.

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Thursday Aug 21, 2014

RCMP issues warning about construction fraud scams

Story ImageAirdrie RCMP is warning residents about fraudulent contractors going door-to-door offering to fix hail damage in the wake of the hailstorm which caused more than $25 million in damage that hit Airdrie on Aug. 7.

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Thursday Aug 21, 2014

Airdrie man in critical condition after rollover on Highway 2

Story ImageAn Airdrie man is in critical condition at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary after a single-vehicle rollover that occurred northbound on Highway 2 about half a kilometre south of the Yankee Valley Boulevard overpass on Aug. 17.

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Thursday Aug 21, 2014

CrossIron Mills mall expanding to allow for additional retail space

Story ImageThanks to a $60-million investment from the developers of CrossIron Mills mall in Balzac, the shopping centre will undergo a series of upgrades and expansion to allow for more retail space.

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Aug 21

‘Hail Alley’ receiving more hail than normal this year

According to Bill McMurtry, meteorologist with Environment Canada, Airdrie has had more than its fair share of extreme weather this summer. McMurtry said a number of minor hailstorms moved through the area in July before a massive hailstorm hit the city on Aug. 7, followed by heavy rainfall on Aug.
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Aug 18

BBB warns Airdrie residents to be wary after storm

After major hail storms that damaged local businesses, cars and homes on Aug. 6 and 7, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is asking homeowners to be vigilant in the coming days and weeks when it comes time to hire disaster recovery and repair contractors.
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Aug 14

Residents clean up after hail wreaks havoc on Airdrie

For the second time in as many months, Airdrie and the surrounding area felt the wrath of Mother Nature on Aug. 7 as thunder, lightning and hail rolled through the region over a seven-hour period from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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Aug 14

BBB warns Airdrie residents to be weary after hail damage

After major hail storms that damaged Airdrie businesses, cars and homes on Aug. 6 and 7, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is asking homeowners to be vigilant in the coming days and weeks when it comes time to hire disaster recovery and repair contractors.
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Aug 14

Calgary Police looking for witnesses of crash involving Airdrie man

Calgary Police Services (CPS) said they are looking for witnesses to a single-vehicle collision involving an Airdrie man that occurred at 10 a.m. on Aug. 5 on Stoney Trail approaching Peigan Trail in the city’s south.
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Aug 14

Public Hearing for Airdrie City Plan to be reopened

The public hearing on the City of Airdrie’s new City Plan will be reopened after staff received questions from residents and developers about the process used to present the plan. Airdrie City council approved a request from staff to reopen the public hearing at their regular meeting on Aug. 5.
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Aug 14

Adesa employees find grenade in vehicle destined for auction

A grenade found by employees in the glove box of a vehicle destined for auction at Adesa Calgary auction house on Veteran’s Blvd. NE on Aug. 5 was inert, according to RCMP.
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Aug 14

Airdrie Food Bank will provide emergency support during move to new building

Lori McRitchie, executive director of the Airdrie Food Bank, said their clients will continue to be able to access emergency support during the organization’s move to their new building the week of Aug. 18.
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