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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Daycare operator defends decision to shut doors

The sudden closure of the Cubs and Kittens Educational Centre on Eight Street on Oct. 9 left a number of parents looking for childcare for their kids, according to Carla - who asked that her last name not be used - whose two children had been enrolled at Cubs and Kittens for two years. Carla said she found a note on her five-year-old son’s locker...

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Fire destroys 400 cars at Rainbow Salvage yard

Story ImageDeputy Fire Chief Garth Rabel said the Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) was called out to the scene of an industrial fire at Rainbow Salvage on East Lake Boulevard at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 21 after staff were unable to control an industrial fire on the property.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Airdrie MP Blake Richards recounts terror attack at Parliament Hill

On Oct. 22, Wild Rose MP Blake Richards, like all Canadians, couldn’t have known what the day would bring as he entered Parliament Hill for a regular caucus meeting.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

City moves to bi-weekly organics pick-up this winter

Story ImageResidents of Airdrie will see their organics recycling green bins picked up every second week rather than weekly starting Nov. 1, according to Tracey Chala, team leader, Waste & Recycling Services for the City of Airdrie.

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Thursday Oct 23, 2014

One dog dead after attack in Stonegate

A small dog that was off-leash was killed by a large mix-breed dog also off-leash in a on-leash green space in Airdrie’s Stonegate neighbourhood on Oct. 16, according to Lynn Mackenzie, Municipal Enforcement (ME) team leader at the City of Airdrie.

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Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Major damage after fire at Rangeland RV

Story ImageA fire at Rangeland RV in Balzac on Oct. 16 caused major damage to the dealership’s main showroom and service building, according to Anna Melnick, communications coordinator with Rocky View County (RVC).

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Oct 23

RCMP Notebook: RCMP charge driver with Impaired Driving after collision

The driver of a Volkswagen passenger vehicle, which caused a serious collision on Main Street near Summerfield Boulevard on Oct. 12 at 1:30 a.m., has been charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Impaired Operation Causing Bodily Harm, according to RCMP Media Liaison Constable Jason...
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Oct 23

Airdrie named second most entrepreneurial city

The results from the 2014 Entrepreneurial Communities report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) are in and the combined municipalities of Airdrie, Rocky View County, Cochrane and Chestermere hold the number two spot for Canada’s best places to start and grow a business.
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Oct 23

City team wins national award for Economic Development campaign

The City of Airdrie’s Economic Development team won a Marketing Canada award on Sept. 29 in the advertising category from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) for the Take Your Business to New Heights campaign.
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Oct 23

Calgary Airport runway noise on Airdrie council’s radar

Airdrie City council continues to look into concerns from residents about increased noise due to the new runway expansion at the Calgary International Airport, which opened on June 28.
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Oct 23

Seven-day-a-week accessible transit to Calgary coming to Airdrie

Starting in January 2015, Airdrie Transit will provide residents transportation in to Calgary for specialist medical appointments on an as-needed basis after Airdrie City council approved a request by staff to make changes to the accessible transit program at their regular meeting on Oct. 20.
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Oct 23

Christmas wood-chipping program extended for another year

The City of Airdrie will continue to offer special community-wide wood chipping to residents after the Christmas holidays only, after council unanimously approved accepting a report from the Environment Advisory Board (EAB) that showed the cost to offer regular wood chipping is prohibitive.
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Oct 23

Council to introduce procedural bylaw

How Airdrie City council meetings are operated will soon be run by a new procedural bylaw after council voted to have one drafted by Legislative Services at their meeting on Oct. 20.
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Oct 23

RVS requests 17 new portables for 2015/16 school year

Just like our population, business is booming in Airdrie and the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce is right there showing small businesses that Airdrie is a great place to set up shop and to prosper.
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