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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.
Rocky View County breaks ground on new fire station

Rocky View County breaks ground on new fire station

Rocky View County held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 28 to celebrate the new fire hall, Station 74, to be built in Elbow Valley.

Farm photography contest open to 4-Hers

4-H members, leaders and volunteers are being encouraged to enter a photography contest and take their shot at a $250 grand prize. Second place will win $150 and third will receive $100.

County awards $35,000 to non-profit groups

Rocky View County offered a helping hand to seven local community-based programs and organizations by awarding $35,000 in grant funding, July 27.

Police Notebook: RCMP asking for help with serious accident

On July 23 at about 1:20 p.m., Cochrane RCMP responded to a serious collision involving a motorcycle on Highway 1A, just east of the Morley Road. The driver of the bike sustained severe leg injuries.

Bearspaw development denied

Council turned down an application to subdivide a 16-acre parcel into seven two-acre parcels in Blazer Estates Ridge, 0.4 kilometres east of Bearspaw Village Road, July 27.