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If a growth cap is required, we know who to blame

The Town of Crossfield has recently annexed 1,750 acres and expects to increase its population to between 12,000-15,000 by 2045. This population projection mirrors the explosive growth in the Calgary region.

Time to grow up

We hope you enjoyed Canada Day. Our country turned 143 years old this week. If our 142nd year was any indication, Canada is really starting to come into its own. In the last year, Canada has hosted several major international events.

Time to grow up

Happy Canada Day! Our country turns 143 years old this week. If our 142nd year is any indication, Canada is really starting to come into its own. In the last year, Canada has hosted several major international events.

Applause for one ambitious plan

Leading up to pro rodeo week in Airdrie, the local Agricultural Society gave the public a glimpse of the future (see page 14). The future looks good.

Applause for one ambitious plan

Leading up to pro rodeo week in Airdrie, the local Agricultural Society gave the public a glimpse of the future (see page 31). The future looks good.

Construction woes are getting ridiculous

When most people think of summer, the first colour that pops into their minds is green for the luscious grass and trees, or maybe pink for the delicate flowers blooming in the gardens.

Take a bow, Springbank High

Springbank High School administration, teachers, students and parents should all be proud. Ranked 12th overall in Alberta by the Fraser Institute’s 2010 Report Card on Alberta’s High Schools, Springbank deserves the recognition it has earned.

New energy

If there was ever a time Airdrie needed some new energy, this is it. Crowded schools, ongoing construction on already busy roads and a lack of healthcare options have been chronic concerns in our rapidly growing city.

Grassroots effort needed

At the Rocky View Weekly, we take citizens’ democratic responsibilities very seriously. We consider it every voter’s responsibility to research options for every municipal, provincial and federal election.

Another lose-lose

Here we go again. The Calgary Board of Education announced last week that it will cut 277 full time jobs, including 192 teaching positions, as part of its annual budget.