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Council approves groundbreaking wastewater system

Phase two of Mackenas Country Estates will soon be a reality. Rocky View council approved a proposal to install individual sewage treatment units in the development, May 25, allowing for the construction of 21 homes, starting this summer.

Village contributes $15,000 to new fire rescue truck fund

Fire Chief Chad Schopf and Deputy Fire Chief Dan Martin approached council to discuss the acquisition of a refurbished rescue truck.

Trade barriers cause hardships for agricultural producers in Alberta

Having been active in farming for most of my life, I know the importance of trade and moving agricultural products from producers to market. Simply put, without customers, farmers can’t make any money.
Local competitors and projects shine at 4-H on Parade

Local competitors and projects shine at 4-H on Parade

There’s a lot of agricultural talent in Rocky View County. Local youth won big at 4-H on Parade, a competition and show with more than 500 members from about 40 clubs, held at the Calgary Stampede Grounds, May 28-30.
Division 3 councillor will not seek re-election

Division 3 councillor will not seek re-election

After two terms in office, Rocky View Division 3 Councillor Gordon Branson won’t seek a third, he announced May 25. Although the decision was difficult, Branson decided to follow his intuition.

Integrated service must be saved

In many respects, the manner in which Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the PC Government have handled Airdrie’s integrated fire and ambulance service perfectly sums up the last two-plus years of health care management in Alberta… they have taken one

Division partners with Edge School

Edge School in Springbank has applied to partner with Rocky View Schools instead of the Grande Prairie School District.

Poole appointed Principal of Cochrane High School

Cochrane High will have a new principal next school year. Rocky View Schools’ (RVS) Superintendent of Schools Greg Bass announced the appointment of Susan Poole as principal of Cochrane High, effective Aug. 26.
Long weekend checkstop results in numerous charges

Long weekend checkstop results in numerous charges

The Didsbury RCMP Burnt Timber Checkstop was busy between May 20 and May 24. There were about 2,000 campers in the area (half the number of last year), with many departing the area early Sunday morning.

Chestermere Lake Middle School to welcomes new principal

Tammy Rahn will be the new principal of Chestermere Lake Middle School in Chestermere, beginning Aug. 26.