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Charity game looks to score even more for victims of crime

Last year, we took our first shot at it and scored for victims of crime in our region. This year, we’ll hit the ice again and we’re looking to run up the score even higher.

Provincial government is mismanaging education

Over the past several months, I’ve documented how self-serving political considerations prior to the 2008 provincial election guided the placement of 32 new schools across Alberta landing many schools in places with significantly less need, while hig

Council approves agricultural land rezoning

Rocky View County Council approved an application to rezone agricultural land near Conrich to allow for residential development, June 8.
Division 6 councillor will seek third term

Division 6 councillor will seek third term

A practical, no nonsense approach and a unique knowledge of the area is what Councillor Greg Boehlke offers his constituents. After two terms on council, Boehlke isn’t ready to quit. He announced his intention to run for re-election in Division 6.
Beiseker Fire Department receives $20,000 donation

Beiseker Fire Department receives $20,000 donation

The Beiseker Fire Department will soon be getting a new fire rescue unit, thanks to a generous donation. Encana gave the department $20,000 towards replacing the aged unit, May 31. “It has been a long anticipated wait.

MP says federal government is working for grain farmers

Last week, our Conservative government introduced the Canadian Wheat Board Payments and Election Reform Act (Bill C-27) to strengthen the farmers voice within the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and streamline the process required to deliver payments to p

County ranked best place to do business

Rocky View County was named Alberta’s best community for business in Alberta Venture magazine’s June edition. The County rated first out of 30 in the magazine’s 2010 Best Communities for Business survey.

Seven area high schools ranked in Alberta's top 100

Seven area high schools are ranked in the top 100 schools in Alberta, according to the Fraser Institute’s Report Card on Alberta’s High Schools 2010. Springbank Community High School ranked 12 overall and Edge School in Springbank came in at 18.

Council rescinds conceptual schemes

Rocky View County council rescinded the need for conceptual schemes for seven development applications in the Bearspaw area, June 8. The applications are for infill residential developments of between one and 15 lots.

Petition aims to garner Provincial attention

A group of West Rocky View residents is circulating a petition asking the provincial government to form a new municipality.