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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

Airdrie to get new kindergarten to Grade 8 school in Windsong

TilePremier Jim Prentice unveiled Phase 3 of the education capital projects on Oct. 8 with the announcement of 55 new schools and 20 school modernization projects throughout the province including one new school in Airdrie. “Alberta’s prosperous future has drawn young families from all over Canada and the world to our province,” Prentice said in a...

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

RCMP lay number of charges during safe driving campaign

Story ImageRCMP Media Liaison Constable Jason Curtis said officers from Airdrie conducted a number of CheckStops while taking part in Operation Impact - a national initiative to remind motorists of the need to practice safe driving habits - from Oct. 10 to 13.

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

RCMP Notebook: Airdrie school children victims of thief

Seven students at Airdrie’s Muriel Clayton Middle School and C.W. Perry Middle School were victimized by a thief in early October after the locks on their bikes were cut and their two-wheelers stolen.

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

Flu shot clinics now available in Airdrie

Story ImageAlberta Health Services (AHS) will begin offering all Albertans over the age of six months a preventative influenza shot free of charge beginning Oct. 20, according to information released on Oct. 13 by the provincial agency.

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

Hypodermic needle found at Chinook Winds Park

Story ImageThe City of Airdrie confirmed a hypodermic needle was found at Chinook Winds Park the week of Oct. 6, however, officials would not release information about the specific needle or who found it.

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

Alarm saves family from potential CO disaster

An Airdrie family is safe and sound because their carbon monoxide (CO) detector did its job on Oct. 5 and alerted them to the danger, according to the Airdrie Fire Department (AFD).

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Oct 16

Auditor General Report calls for changes to provincial senior care

The October 2014 report from Alberta’s Auditor General made 23 new and three repeated recommendations to government. One of the repeat recommendations in the report suggested three changes to long-term senior care management.
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Oct 09

Airdrie RCMP make arrest in armed liquor store robbery

Airdrie RCMP has arrested Matthew Christopher Bleile, 22, of Airdrie and charged him with Robbery Using a Firearm after an armed robbery at the S&S Liquor Store on Stonegate Drive in Airdrie’s northwest at 1 a.m. on Oct. 1.
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Oct 09

Work started on repairs for Nose Creek Park pedestrian bridge

City parks crews have started the repair work necessary to get a pedestrian bridge in Nose Creek Park open again, according to Kevin Brinson, Parks Operation team lead with the City of Airdrie.
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Oct 09

Residents satisfied with services and facilities

The majority of Airdrie residents, 86 per cent, think their neighbourhood is a good place to live, according to the results of the 2014 Community Needs Assessment (CNA) presented to Airdrie City council on Oct. 6.
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Oct 09

City Council Briefs: 120 new residential lots approved for Windsong

Council unanimously approved third reading of Bylaw No. B-27/2014 that will see the re-designation of 13.72 acres from Urban Holding District (UH) to Residential Single Dwelling Wide Shallow Lot District (R-1W) and Public Service District (P-1) in South Windsong. The area is located in the...
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Oct 09

Airdrie mom concerned by shortage of blood donors

Low attendance at Canadian blood donor clinics over the summer months has lead to the lowest blood inventory level since 2006, according to Canadian Blood Services (CBS).
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Oct 09

RVS sends emergent capital request to address over-capacity

Rocky View Schools (RVS) trustees are calling the more than 100 per cent utilization at Herons Crossing School in Airdrie and East Lake School in Chestermere “a crisis” and on Oct. 2 the board of trustees approved the submission of an emergent capital request to the Government of Alberta.
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Oct 07

Positivity campaign taken down by school

On Oct. 6 George McDougall student Cailtin Haacke, 16, arrived at school a half-an-hour earlier than usual to distribute 850 sticky notes on every locker and some doors in the school. Her message was to spread positivity such as “you’re beautiful,” “you make the world special,” “you’re awesome.”
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