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Arts facility feasible, says Cochrane Foundation

The Cochrane Arts and Culture Foundation presented Rocky View County council with a study in support of an arts facility, Dec. 14.

Chestermere recreational facility will get a facelift

“ The Chestermere Regional Recreational Centre will be getting an upgrade thanks to a joint effort by Rocky View County and the Town. County council approved up to $300,000 in cash-in-lieu funding for the recreation centre, Dec. 21.

Rocky View County approves interim budget

Rocky View County council approved an interim operating and capital budget, as a number of unfinished initiatives have stalled the budgeting process.

Christmas for all

For most of us, Christmas means gathering to share food and fun with those we love, but not everyone has family nearby to celebrate the holiday season.

City council votes to decrease funding to food bank

City council voted to provide less money to the Airdrie Food Bank and spread more of its Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) budget to other programs, Dec. 20. 2011 Provincial funding for FCSS will decrease by $63,871 to $600,563.

Concerns prompt City to move study forward

Residents’ concerns about traffic and noise on 8th Street have spurred City council to expedite a planned noise traffic study, which will now be conducted in 2011. On Dec.

Celebrating our blessings at Christmas

Most of us exchange gifts with family and friends at Christmas and, thankfully for those who are in need, many Canadians share that same spirit of generosity with others beyond their own front doors.

Airdrie to have its own provincial election constituency

The Alberta government has officially created four new electoral divisions and changed a number of boundaries throughout the province.

School board develops capital contingency plan

Rocky View Schools unanimously approved a contingency plan that asks for an additional $7 million from the Province for a new school and eight portables, Dec. 16. The 17,000-square foot K-4 school would be built in Coopers Crossing, costing $4.

Airdrie taxpayers continue to get great value for their dollars

As of 2009, Airdrie home and business owners continued to get exceptional value for their tax dollars, according to Alberta Municipal Affairs (AMA).