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Division waiting for official word on funding

Rocky View’s Board of Trustees will not spend any provincial money before it is officially designated.
Arts and culture key to future, says theatre founder

Arts and culture key to future, says theatre founder

LaVerne Erickson, founder of Rosebud’s theatre and school and Alberta’s travel ambassador, would like to see the Province put more emphasis on promoting culture and the arts.

Local students score well in Provincial tests

Rocky View Schools (RVS) students posted strong marks across the board in the past school year, as the 2010-11 provincial achievement test and diploma exam results for the province were released last week.

School division releases surveys results

More than 11,000 Satisfaction Surveys have been filled out and returned to Rocky View Schools (RVS). The results have left the RVS’ board of trustees with plenty of positive reinforcement.

Education cuts overturned by new premier

Premier Alison Redford is now working to reverse former premier Ed Stelmach’s decision to cut $107 million from Alberta Education, made earlier this year.

Tender approved for Williamstown school

A $6.1-million starter school in Williamstown is a step closer to completion after Rocky View Schools’ trustees approved a tender bid by Carbon Constructors Inc., Sept. 29. Five companies submitted tenders ranging from $4.99 million to $5.19 million.

City of Airdrie Briefs: City may include cats in dog bylaw

City council directed staff to look into adding cats to the recently amended Dog Bylaw, Oct. 3. Airdrie resident Vonnie Reed asked council to do something about cats roaming local neighbourhoods at the regular council meeting.
Police Notebook: Senior charged with drunk driving

Police Notebook: Senior charged with drunk driving

Just before noon on Oct. 3, Airdrie RCMP arrested a 67-year-old man after multiple reports of an intoxicated driver on Highway 2 southbound. The senior from Chestermere was found in his car in the Safeway parking lot.

City turns down access to water, sewer for historic agricultural park

The Airdrie and District Agricultural Society was hoping for a more affordable option for water and sewer for the proposed Agricultural and Recreational Park but was turned down by City council Oct. 3.

Council votes to increase FortisAlberta franchise fees

City council voted to increase FortisAlberta franchise fees from five per cent to eight per cent, Oct. 3.