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Thursday Feb 26, 2015

Exciting journeys ahead for the new guy in Airdrie

Hi all, my name is Andrew Halipchuk and I am the new community and news reporter for Rocky View Publishing. I’m a transplanted Manitoban living in Calgary with my cousin and his dog (not a fan of her). I moved to Calgary from my small lakeside town of Matlock back in 2008 right after graduating high school with the aspiration of graduating from...

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Friday Feb 20, 2015

The things people say: ‘Glew,’ not ‘glue’ and other Old English fun

Words are fascinating. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved language. My first word was ‘stuck,’ and I was reading by the time I was two. When it was time for me to start kindergarten, my mom decided to enrol me in French Immersion, because I’d already been reading novels in English – and voicing my frustration about all the grammatical and...

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Thursday Feb 12, 2015

It's time to take a step back from child's overscheduled sports activities

After giving our family calendar a once over earlier this week it became apparent to my wife and I that our eight-year-old son, through no fault of his own, is driving our schedules.

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Thursday Feb 5, 2015

Wedding planning process is more than you bargin for

I wasn’t one of those girls that dreamed of their wedding from a young age.

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Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Donating blood doesn't have to be scary

My husband and I have been donating blood fairly regularly for several years now. I introduced him to donating when we were a shiny new couple and he was still trying to impress me, but now we kind of make a date of the whole experience – granted it’s an unorthodox date that includes bandages, medical waste containers and sacks of blood.

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Thursday Jan 22, 2015

Sadly, football just isn't lacrosse

First and thirty? Declined penalties? End zones?

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Thursday Jan 22, 2015

Fair is fair: Exposing price discrimination

With the 2015 budget coming in April, our government’s focus on supporting hard working Canadian families is receiving a lot of attention.

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Thursday Jan 15, 2015

Nomadic sports scribe glad to be here

I can certainly relate and respect those professional athletes that have gone through being traded and required to uproot their families on multiple occasions.

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Jan 08

Province needs to implement regulations over veterinary services

Anyone with a beloved pet knows the dreaded feeling of taking the four-legged baby to the vet.
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Jan 08

Progress made possible by research

Research. Discovery. Innovation. Progress.
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Jan 08

MyAirdrie brings City Hall to citizens and businesses

Each year, Council sets priorities to guide the business of the City. One of the priorities identified last year was to provide focused customer service, meeting our customer’s needs – your needs – in the most effective ways possible.
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Dec 30

Rocky View Publishing assistant editor doesn’t know where the time goes

Well, that was it. Christmas is quickly becoming a distant memory and 2014 has come and gone. For me the passing of yet another year always leaves me wondering what the heck happened? It feels like it was summer just a few weeks ago but I know that couldn’t possibly be true as the days continue to get shorter and shorter, and the long, cold darkness of winter sets in.
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Dec 11

Comment: Rocky View Publishing reporter rides along with Airdrie Integrated Traffic Unit

On Dec. 5, I had the chance to ride along with one of our RCMP traffic officers. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time and I went with both a sense of excitement and anticipation. What would I see?
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Dec 11

Service Clubs are the heart of our communities

There are literally dozens of service clubs located in communities large and small across our constituency. I have had the good fortune to attend many of their meetings and speak with their members over the years.
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Dec 04

Funding infrastructure is a wise investment

Earlier this year our government announced the largest infrastructure plan in Canadian history. The New Building Canada Plan will invest more than $53 Billion in infrastructure across the country over the next decade.
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