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Woman receives minor injuries during home invasion

An Airdrie woman suffered bruises and a scrape following a home invasion in the city’s southwest, July 29 at 10:45 p.m. An unidentified man entered a Prairie Springs residence following a verbal confrontation with the woman.
Fire started by linseed oil guts northwest Airdrie home

Fire started by linseed oil guts northwest Airdrie home

A massive house fire gutted a northwest home after a linseed-oil-soaked rags heated by the sun ignited. Linseed oil had been applied to the deck the previous day with rags but they were left in a plastic bucket overnight to dry.

Rocky View County gives green light to conceptual scheme

Council unanimously approved a conceptual scheme for an industrial development on two sections of land in the East Balzac area, July 27.

Residents still frustrated with proposed ICE bus route

About 30 Airdrie residents attended the Aug. 3 City council meeting in hopes of finding a solution to commuter bus woes.
Emergency Operations Centre works around the clock after train derailed

Emergency Operations Centre works around the clock after train derailed

As the clean-up of the Aug. 3 train derailment north of Airdrie continues, the City’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is working around the clock, prepared for any situation that may arise from the incident.

Has Prime Minister Harper abandoned elected Senate?

Recently two of Stephen Harper’s 35 appointed Senators flip-flopped on what, until now, was assumed to be their raison d’ętre. Senator Richard Neufeld now favours an appointed Senate instead of an elected one.

Airport tunnel a no-brainer

Generally speaking, I don’t like the provincial government interfering in municipal affairs. In fact, I believe both the federal and provincial governments wield far too much influence in municipal governance.

Police urge cycling safety

The Airdrie RCMP is reminding cyclists of the importance of wearing approved helmets, when riding a bicycle or travelling in a trailer pulled by a bike.
Division 2 councillor leaving Rocky View council after one term

Division 2 councillor leaving Rocky View council after one term

After one term on Rocky View County council, Division 2 Councillor Mitch will not be running for re-election.

RCMP concerned about children riding bikes without helmets

Sgt. Patty Neely of the Beiseker RCMP presented a complete statistical breakdown of RCMP activities in the area for the past three months. Nelly said she is concerned by the number of children riding bikes without helmets.