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Rocky View County to host Balzac fire hall open house

Rocky View County is hosting an information session for a new emergency facility at the Balzac Community Centre from 4 to 8 p.m., June 10.

Development cuts off Bow River access

In a split vote, County council approved an application May 25 to create an additional 103 recreational lots in the CottageClub Ghost Lake development.

Council allows smaller lots in business districts

Rocky View County council approved a bylaw allowing smaller lots in the east Balzac business district.

Council approves groundbreaking wastewater system

Phase two of Mackenas Country Estates will soon be a reality. Rocky View council approved a proposal to install individual sewage treatment units in the development, May 25, allowing for the construction of 21 homes, starting this summer.

Village contributes $15,000 to new fire rescue truck fund

Fire Chief Chad Schopf and Deputy Fire Chief Dan Martin approached council to discuss the acquisition of a refurbished rescue truck.

Trade barriers cause hardships for agricultural producers in Alberta

Having been active in farming for most of my life, I know the importance of trade and moving agricultural products from producers to market. Simply put, without customers, farmers can’t make any money.
Local competitors and projects shine at 4-H on Parade

Local competitors and projects shine at 4-H on Parade

There’s a lot of agricultural talent in Rocky View County. Local youth won big at 4-H on Parade, a competition and show with more than 500 members from about 40 clubs, held at the Calgary Stampede Grounds, May 28-30.
Division 3 councillor will not seek re-election

Division 3 councillor will not seek re-election

After two terms in office, Rocky View Division 3 Councillor Gordon Branson won’t seek a third, he announced May 25. Although the decision was difficult, Branson decided to follow his intuition.

Integrated service must be saved

In many respects, the manner in which Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the PC Government have handled Airdrie’s integrated fire and ambulance service perfectly sums up the last two-plus years of health care management in Alberta… they have taken one

Division partners with Edge School

Edge School in Springbank has applied to partner with Rocky View Schools instead of the Grande Prairie School District.