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Farm expo grows in size

Crop Production Services is running its second annual open house for farmers to see new types of seeds, canola and silage demonstrations, foliar applied nutrients, fungicide and herbicide products.

Engagement with China opens opportunities for Canadians

Lessening Canada’s dependency on existing markets only makes good economic sense.

Police focussing on motorcycle safety this July

Alberta Integrated Traffic Units will be involved in a joint effort to reduce the harm that results from motorcycle collisions this month. The summer months and warm weather leads to an increase in the number of motorcycles on the roads.
Crossfield doubles land with annexation

Crossfield doubles land with annexation

The Provincial Government notified Crossfield that its 1,750-acre annexation was approved, June 22. Negotiations for the annexation, which will more than double the area, have been ongoing since 2006.
AltaLink open house informs residents

AltaLink open house informs residents

More than 40 people attended an AltaLink open house at the Airdrie Best Western Express, July 7.

Thank you to the prime minister for a job well done at G8 and G20

Just over a week ago, the G8 and G20 summits wrapped up in Ontario. Predictably, the mainstream media focused their attention on the meathead protesters rather than the actual progress made at the summits.

Federal government ending early release of prisoners

In our corrections system, punishments rarely seem to fit the severity of the crime and the rights of criminals that the system has incarcerated are often put ahead of the rights of the victims and law-abiding citizens it is supposed to be protecting

Province pledges to cover teachers' wages

The Alberta government has decided to cover a looming teachers’ pay increase, a surprise move that will relieve some of the pressure on cash-strapped school boards in the province.
Police Notebook: RCMP Traffic Services pancake breakfast a success

Police Notebook: RCMP Traffic Services pancake breakfast a success

On the morning of July 12, the Airdrie Integrated Traffic Services held the inaugural pancake breakfast at the Airdrie detachment for all community partners.

Airdrie businessman convicted of fraud

The owner of an Airdrie company has been convicted of fraud, theft and misrepresentation for failing to pay more than $3 million to nearly 50,000 clients over a four-year period.