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Storm closures " a shame," says trustee

A winter snowstorm on Jan. 8-9 caused Rocky View School division to cancel classes Jan. 10 at a number of area schools. Closures affected Airdrie, Crossfield, Beiseker, Langdon, Chestermere, Indus, Kathyrn and Prince of Peace school near Chestermere.
Wicked snowstorm causes white-out in Airdrie

Wicked snowstorm causes white-out in Airdrie

Old Man Winter paid southern Alberta an unwanted visit, Jan. 8-9. Snow wreaked havoc in Airdrie and surrounding areas, Strathmore declared a state of emergency and the Trans-Canada Highway was temporarily closed east of Calgary.
Police seek help to catch carjacker

Police seek help to catch carjacker

A local resident suffered injuries to his hands and head and had his cell phone, wallet and personal effects stolen after a man got into his truck at an intersection in Airdrie and forced him to drive for four to five hours on Jan. 7.
Airdrie's New Year's baby brings joy to big brothers

Airdrie's New Year's baby brings joy to big brothers

Happy New Year, it’s a girl! Madeline Annelise Dykxhoorn may have been nine days early when she was born at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary on Jan. 1 at 8:40 a.m., but her parents had been waiting for her for a while.
Police Notebook: RCMP search for thief

Police Notebook: RCMP search for thief

Throughout the month of December, an unknown man entered The Real Canadian Liquor Store on Veterans Boulevard and stole multiple bottles of liquor over many visits.

BBB releases list of top 10 scams

The Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Alberta and the East Kootenays has released a list of the top 10 scams of 2010.
City attracts young families, compounding school crisis; Census

City attracts young families, compounding school crisis; Census

More than 30 per cent of Airdrie residents are school-aged or will be going into school within the next five years, according to the 2010 Airdrie Census. About 21 per cent of residents are between the ages of five and 19 and 9.

We must better manage and defend our oilsands

As most Albertans are aware, the future prosperity of our province is inextricably linked to how well we manage and develop our northern oilsands.

Town considering establishing a new crosswalk

Council is considering establishing a crosswalk at the corner of Madison and Henricks Drive. A concerned citizen brought the matter to Public Works, claiming to have seen close calls between drivers and students crossing to get to their school bus.

Conservatives oppose money-grabbing iPod tax

If you happened to put a new iPod under the Christmas tree for someone last month, it may interest you to know that the federal opposition parties are wishing they could have made you pay up to $75 more to buy it.