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Commission secures additional $5 million for research

The Alberta Barley Commission is making sure farmers’ dollars go a long way. Since August 2009, the Commission has attracted more than $5 million in additional funding for research projects that benefit Alberta’s barley producers.

Airdrie school councils need our help

My son recently returned home from school upset at the news that the library at Nose Creek Elementary was being altered into a multiuse classroom/library because of a shortage of classroom space. He’s a big reader you see.
Division 4 councillor to seek second term

Division 4 councillor to seek second term

After one term on Rocky View County council, Division 4 Councillor Jim Rheubottom, 53, said his work isn’t done. In fact, he says he is just getting started making the changes he desires. He plans to run again in this fall’s municipal election.

Irricana home to new artist Co-op

Irricana is home to a new community venture. Grasshopper Gallery, located in a historical building on Main Street, is an art co-op complete with retail space, studios and classrooms.

Canada's summit success bodes well for the world

Our Conservative Government responded to the global economic crisis with two main objectives in mind: To protect Canada’s economy from the ravages of a recession that started outside of our borders and to emerge from it with our fiscal house in order

Police Notebook: Train hits grader near Swalwell, injures driver

At about 6:15 a.m. on June 29, the Beiseker RCMP was dispatched to a collision involving a CN train and a Kneehill County road grader. The crash took place at the railway crossing on Township Road 30-0, near Swalwell.
Langdon area councillor will face competition in election

Langdon area councillor will face competition in election

Rolly Ashdown, 51, has been anticipating this fall’s Rocky View County election for the past three years.

County council notes: Langdon school to fix drainage

Rocky View County council endorsed Langdon School’s plan to construct a concrete swale, June 29. The meandering swale, which will be 210 feet long, will contour into the surrounding landscape to help improve overland drainage.

Police to focus 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.

Airdrie weighs in on recycling legislation

Developers may soon be required to recycle construction and demolition waste and City staff, council and residents in Airdrie are saying, “It’s about time.