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Editorial: Tough budget

Editorial: Tough budget

Election campaigns always result in the promotion of big ideas. While it’s great to see candidates dream big, some of those big-ticket ideas will not be feasible this term, if the City’s economics are facing the challenges the mayor and some of the incumbent candidates are saying they will.
Editorial: Failed gamble

Editorial: Failed gamble

It was nice while it lasted, but looking at the alarming spike in Alberta’s recent COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, it’s fair to say the provincial government’s “Free for Summer” plan was an unmitigated disaster of an idea.
Letter: In response to Bruce McAllister's print ad

Letter: In response to Bruce McAllister's print ad

Dear editor, I just read [last] week’s Rocky View Weekly and am disgusted by Bruce McAllister’s advertisement. Who does he think he is, criticizing residents who raise questions about how Rocky View County is run?
Letter: Please follow proper pathway etiquette

Letter: Please follow proper pathway etiquette

Dear editor, I'd like to address the topic of pathway etiquette. To the kind people of Airdrie, I ask that group conversations held on local pathways please be moved off the path onto an adjacent green space.
Column: My qualms with proportional representation

Column: My qualms with proportional representation

Like every other Canadian election in recent years, the results of the 2021 federal vote on Sept. 20 brought forward plenty of discussion surrounding electoral reform – specifically, whether or not Canada should adopt proportional representation (PR) instead of our current first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting system.
Editorial: Truth and Reconciliation

Editorial: Truth and Reconciliation

The publishing date of this week's edition of the Airdrie City View falls on a new federal holiday in Canada – the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. 
Letter: Airdrie needs its own hospital

Letter: Airdrie needs its own hospital

Dear editor, Airdrie now has a population of more than 70,000 people, and is one of the fastest growing cities in Alberta. Despite this, if one of our residents is in need of respiratory care, hemodialysis, surgical services, or obstetrics, they must make the trek into Calgary.
Letter: How utilized would a Calgary-Airdrie bike path be?

Letter: How utilized would a Calgary-Airdrie bike path be?

Dear editor, It looks like the idea of a bike path connecting Airdrie to Calgary is going to be looked at. May I point out to those involved that we live on the prairies, which is not a mild and temperate climate. If a right of way does exist, would it not be put to better use building a light rail or bus rapid transit (BRT) route?
Column: Well, that was fun

Column: Well, that was fun

Step right up, come one come all, make time in your busy schedule during a pandemic to vote in an election that solved absolutely nothing.
Letter: Non-vaccinated people not as portrayed by the media

Letter: Non-vaccinated people not as portrayed by the media

Dear editor, The recent column, "Wake me up when September ends," quite honestly appealed to me. But having the media and others persistently pronouncing judgment on people who have chosen not to be vaccinated in the past few months has prompted me to respond to the article.