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County updates transportation levies

Rocky View County council approved changes to the transportation levy bylaw, July 20. The changes updated both the levy amounts and the timing at which developers pay, with the goal of making the process more clear and equitable.

Infrastructure aging, Town staff warns

Irricana’s Chief Administrative Officer Carol White showed council a very corroded water connection that recently required emergency repair and advised council that Irricana’s underground water system is now more than 30-years-old, and water breaks d

Annual business grants awarded by County

Rocky View County council awarded $75,000 in Business Center and Commercial Corridor Enhancement (BCCCE) grant money to local businesses, July 20.

Justice Committee is changing young lives

Youth justice committees across the province, including the Big Country Youth Justice Committee, will share $350,000 in provincial grants this year.

Police Notebook: Distracted driving causes fatality

On July 18 at 11:27 a.m., Cochrane RCMP were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover on Range Road 32 north of Township Road 250 in the Springbank area.

Alberta's oil patch has no reason to apologize

It will contribute $3.5 trillion to Canada’s Gross Domestic Product over the next 25 years. The royalties it pays the provinces to explore for resources will total $429 billion in that same period.

Council adjusts 2010 Captial Budget for two projects

City council approved $2.5 million in additional funding for upgrades to the Plainsmen Arena, July 19. The 2010 Capital Budget will be amended to increase the Plainsmen Arena upgrades cost to $4 million.

California Dreamin'

Last week a group of environmental extremists from San Francisco launched the latest drive-by smear job on our province.

Year-long traffic safety crackdown coming

Airdrie RCMP will crack down on traffic violations, beginning next month. The purpose of the program is to increase safety on city streets through targeted and intensified traffic enforcement.

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.
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