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Two injured in home invasion

At 11:27 a.m. on June 8, the Airdrie RCMP responded to a 911 call regarding a home invasion that had occurred in a residence on Springdale Circle.

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

Two Airdrie high schools ranked in Alberta's top 50

Two Airdrie high schools are in the top 50 schools in Alberta, according to the Fraser Institute’s Report Card on Alberta’s High Schools 2010. Airdrie Koinonia Christian School ranked 29 and St. Martin de Porres High School came in at 44.
Local students win national skills competition

Local students win national skills competition

Two sets of Bert Church students won gold in this year’s Skills Alberta competition in May. One team went on to win first place in Skills Canada.

New report outlines 20-year vision for Alberta education

Alberta’s education minister released a report June 2, outlining a vision for Kindergarten to Grade 12 education over the next 20 years. The report was created by a 22-person steering committee and took 18 months to complete.
New Chamber president vows to be the voice of Airdrie's business community

New Chamber president vows to be the voice of Airdrie's business community

New Chamber of Commerce president Mike De Bokx means business. On May 19, De Bokx was elected as the new president and he plans to be the voice of the Chamber on both a municipal and provincial level.
Local farmers given new option for hail coverage

Local farmers given new option for hail coverage

Area farmers have another option when it comes to hail coverage.
Paul McLean running for re-election

Paul McLean running for re-election

After seven years on Rocky View County council, Division nine’s Paul McLean will seek re-election this fall. He has found the job truly fulfilling, especially interacting with Rocky View residents, making small and large decisions on their behalf.

Progressive Conservative royalty plan - version 8.0

Last week, the Stelmach Government announced its eighth version of their new royalty framework. Thankfully, the PCs have finally got it pretty close to right.

Federal government ending entitlements for prisoners

Our justice system has the power to retire a killer from Canadian society, but it never intended to provide the murderer with a retirement behind bars.