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Crossfield grows to 2,851

The Town of Crossfield has grown by 203 residents over the past five years according to the 2010 census, up from 2,648 in 2005. “I am happy with that number,” said Councillor Jacky Vang.

Engagement with China opens opportunities for Canadians

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

Proceeds of crime will go toward FCSS programs

Items that have been seized by the local RCMP will now be used to help fund community programs in Airdrie.
Developer told to clean up

Developer told to clean up

On July 19, City council voted to refuse the owner of the Crown Shores development any further applications until the site is cleaned up. The development, located at 700 Willow Brook Road, has been a thorn in the City’s side for six years.

City may change ICE route to help downtown commuters

Due to the closure of a private downtown express bus, the City of Airdrie may change its Inner City Express (ICE) bus route, scheduled to be up and running in September.

Police Notebook: Airdrie RCMP lay charges in fatal accident

The Airdrie RCMP has laid charges related to a two-vehicle collision that killed a woman on Highway 566 in April. At 7 p.m.

Wildrose nominations to open in August

The Wildrose Alliance Party will open nominations for the new Airdrie constituency, Aug. 6. Sitting Wildrose MLA Rob Anderson said he plans to run again. “I am pretty confident I’ll get nominated but you never want to be too confident,” he said.

Federal government standing up for farmers

Last week at the conclusion of the annual meeting of agriculture ministers, federal minister Gerry Ritz and ministers from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta together announced vital help for hard-hit prairie farmers and producers affected by recent
Irricana firefighter published in American journal

Irricana firefighter published in American journal

A Rocky View County firefighter has been published in a prestigious American fire journal.
Police Notebook: Police arrest suspect in Bragg Creek bank robbery

Police Notebook: Police arrest suspect in Bragg Creek bank robbery

Parole conditions didn’t stop a two-time convicted bank robber from holding up a small Bragg Creek branch last week. On July 13, a man approached a lone bank teller as she opened the Alberta Treasury Branch in Bragg Creek at around 10 a.m.