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Monday Sep 15, 2014

RCMP warn drivers of increased wildlife on roads as days shorten

A Sept. 4 press release from Alberta RCMP said shorter days and a change in the weather mean more wildlife on the province’s roadways, leading to more accidents and more potential for serious damage to vehicles or injuries to the occupants. Superintendent Howard Eaton of the Alberta RCMP Traffic Services said there were 446 animal strikes on...

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Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Old Man Winter makes early appearance this summer

Story ImageWith just two weeks left of summer, Mother Nature had different plans for Airdronians, as residents were forced to dig out of more than 20 cm of snow that fell on the city on Sept. 8 and 9.

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Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Police make arrests in rash of vehicle thefts, break ins

Airdrie RCMP said in a press release that officers have arrested two people in connection with a string of vehicle thefts and break-and-enters that occurred in Airdrie on Aug. 26.

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Thursday Sep 11, 2014

RCMP on the lookout for local impaired drivers

Story ImageCorporal Darrin Turnbull of the Airdrie RCMP said officers conducted three Checkstops on area roads the evening of Sept. 5 and pulled over 2,500 vehicles.

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Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Airdrie woman charged with impaired driving after crash

Story ImageA resident of Airdrie faces impaired driving charges after crashing her Jeep SUV into another vehicle and a power box on Spring Haven Court in Airdrie’s Big Springs neighbourhood at 11:24 p.m. on Aug. 26.

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Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Insurance Bureau of Canada says cost of August hailstorms now $450 million

Story ImageProperty damage from the Aug. 7 and 8 hailstorms on that ravaged Airdrie and Balzac areas is now estimated at $450 million, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). The IBC originally estimated the figure at closer to $25 million.

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Sep 11

Pork products recalled over E.coli contamination

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued three separate recalls on Sept. 4, 5 and 6 for pork products believed to be linked to the outbreak of E. coli in Alberta.
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Sep 11

RCMP warn drivers of increased wildlife on roads as days shorten

A Sept. 4 press release from Alberta RCMP said shorter days and a change in the weather mean more wildlife on the province’s roadways, leading to more accidents and more potential for serious damage to vehicles or injuries to the occupants.
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Sep 11

Fire fighters get refresher on rail safety

Following the train derailment in Lac-Megnatic, Quebec in July 2013 that killed 47 people, the topic of rail safety in communities has been a hot-button issue.
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Sep 04

Airdrie City council approves closure and relocation of Main Street fire hall

Airdrie City council approved the closure and relocation of the Main Street firehall at the regular meeting on Sept. 2.
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Sep 04

Police attend two-car collision at “trouble” intersection

RCMP said no one was seriously injured after a two-car collision at the intersection of Sierra Springs Drive and Yankee Valley Boulevard on Sept. 2 at 2 p.m.
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Sep 04

Residents will face lower fines under Community Standards Bylaw

Residents of Airdrie will face lower fines for infractions under the Community Standards Bylaw after Airdrie City council approved changes that will see fines lowered to $300 from $500 for a first offense at their meeting on Sept. 2.
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Sep 04

RCMP investigating string of car thefts on Aug. 26

An Airdrie RCMP press release said officers are investigating a string of car thefts and attempted thefts in a number of locations on the city’s east side that occurred in the early morning hours of Aug. 26.
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Sep 04

Council approves GreenTRIP transit funding application

Airdrie City council approved a submission from Airdrie Transit to the GreenTRIP program offered by Alberta Transportation for capital investments for 2015-2020 totalling $25,503,575 for fleet, facilities and infrastructure at their meeting on Sept. 4.
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