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PC government out of ideas

Joining a lawsuit against tobacco companies while simultaneously collecting millions in cigarette taxes.

PC government out of ideas

Joining a lawsuit against tobacco companies while simultaneously collecting millions in cigarette taxes.

New councillors must work together

Buckle up your seatbelts, boys and girls, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. On election day, Oct. 18, about 30 per cent of eligible Rocky View voters came out to mark their ballot. The result? Big change for the County.

The disconnect

First off, we would like to sincerely thank all of the municipal candidates who gave their time and effort, helping the citizens of Airdrie build the strongest elected council possible.

Kids' rights over criminals'

We were disgusted to learn that a pedophile has moved into the Linden area. The RCMP issued a press release informing the media and the community about the convicted criminal, who was recently released from jail.

The choice is yours

The most exciting local election campaign in recent history is nearing its end. Going into Monday’s vote, 23 candidates will be scrambling for last minute votes. This is as it should be.

Candidates show little interest in council meetings

Rocky View County council chambers was crowded, Oct. 5. It was the last regular meeting before Election Day, Oct. 18, so it was no surprise to see council candidates crowding the room.

Democracy is back in Airdrie

Democracy is back in action in Airdrie! Oct. 5th’s all candidate’s forum at Bert Church Theatre hosted nearly 600 residents, the most that have ever turned out.

Smoke alarms save lives

Oct. 3-9 is Fire Prevention Week. Firefighters across North America will be out in the community, educating children and adults on preventing and escaping fires.

Getting tougher on drunk drivers

Alberta Transportation Minister Luke Ouellette has begun toying with the idea of getting tougher on drunk drivers in the province. This is a good idea.