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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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Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Airdrie Facebook groups brings kids home for Christmas

Story ImageThanks to local Facebook groups Airdrie Moms and Airdrie Dads, one new Airdrie family had enough money raised on their behalf to fly their three kids from Nova Scotia to Airdrie for Christmas.

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Thursday Dec 18, 2014

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 Board Room. Though the event was publicized only one resident attended the event.

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Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Local florist gets unwelcome Christmas break-and-enter

Story ImageA break-in at her store on Dec. 10 was definitely not the Christmas gift she was hoping for, said Owner of Summerhill Florist, Colette Storms.

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Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Scrooge pays unfortunate visit to Airdrie Festival of Lights

The volunteer trailer at the Airdrie Festival of Lights (AFOL) at Nose Creek Park was broken into on Dec. 10, according to Airdrie RCMP Media Liaison Constable Jason Curtis.

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Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Alberta Summer Games committee announces $375K legacy fund

Story ImageThe 2014 Alberta Summer Games, held in Airdrie from July 24 to 27, will leave the city with a lasting impact after the organizing committee announced the creation of a legacy fund during the Airdrie City council meeting on Dec. 15.

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Dec 18

Businesses to get a break on fees for temporary signage

At its meeting on Dec. 15, Airdrie City council voted unanimously to approve a recommendation by staff from the City’s Planning Department to cut the fees businesses pay to have temporary signage from $125 to $65 for each 30-day period.
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Dec 18

Airdrie City council briefs: August hail storm damage to City property valued at $2.7M

City-of-Airdrie-owned facilities did not emerge unscathed from the major hailstorm that hit Airdrie on Aug. 7, according to a report presented to council at their meeting on Dec. 15.
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Dec 18

RCMP Notebook: RCMP looking for suspects who trashed Chinook Winds

Airdrie RCMP Media Liaison Constable Jason Curtis said it’s a long-shot, but RCMP is hoping someone will have information about an act of vandalism at Chinook Winds Skate Park on Oct. 12.
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Dec 11

Community Garden’s local green thumb wants deposit back

Airdrie’s Hannah Cameron said she’s had a plot at the Community Garden at Monklands Park in the city’s northwest for four years and this is the first time the deposit she paid at the beginning of the year has not been returned to her at the end of the growing season.
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Dec 11

Mayor meets with Premier

Mayor Peter Brown said a meeting with Alberta Premier Jim Prentice on Nov. 21 at the McDougall Centre in Calgary was a good opportunity to let the new premier know about the various challenges facing the city and its residents.
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Dec 11

RCMP Notebook: RCMP charge Edmonton man with impaired driving

A 43 year old man from Edmonton is facing multiple charges, including speeding and impaired driving, after he was caught traveling at 162 kilometres per hour and subsequently was found to have a blood alcohol level more than double the legal limit, according to the NCO of the Airdrie Integrated...
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Dec 11

New federal family tax plan to have “huge impact on families,” Airdrie MP

On Oct. 30 the federal government announced a new family taxation program that will increase benefits for Canadian families. Airdrie MP Blake Richards said the new cuts “will be something that will have a significant impact on families.”
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Dec 11

Airdrie MLA happy new Bill tightens Alberta spending

Airdrie MLA Rob Anderson said Bill 11, the Savings Management Repeal Act, which eliminates endowment accounts established under the Redford government in March, is a good thing for Alberta.
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