• Airdrie and Beiseker RCMP Catch Truck Thief with Help of Good Samaritan

    Airdrie, Alberta – Airdrie RCMP have arrested and charged a 41-year old male from Olds, Alberta after a lengthy pursuit of a stolen vehicle which involved the Calgary Police Service, Airdrie, Beiseker, and Three Hills [...]
  • Airdrie RCMP Announce Vehicle Theft Stats for June and July 2018

    Airdrie, Alberta– Airdrie RCMP have compiled vehicle theft stats for June and July 2018 which indicate that vehicle thefts have increased slightly since May of this same year. The Airdrie RCMP received 12 vehicle theft [...]
  • Mounties nab mud-covered man after 2-day hunt

    On Wednesday at around 10 a.m., police said they received several calls about a man seen wandering a rural area covered in mud. The man was asking people for directions and for a ride.
  • Airdrie RCMP Investigating Recovered Stolen Vehicle Complaint

    Airdrie, Alberta – Airdrie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects whom were observed dumping a stolen vehicle in the parking lot at 604 East Lake Boulevard in Airdrie before committing [...]
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  • Parks department investigates feral domestic rabbits

    The Parks department for the City of Airdrie Parks is currently assessing the population of feral domestic rabbits within the community.
    The City is asking for help from residents to report sightings to identify the problem areas.
    Feral domestic rabbits are house-pet breeds or descendants of house-pet breeds that have somehow been released to repopulate on their own.
    They are not related to jackrabbits native to Airdrie. “We’re looking for information about neighbourhoods in which wi
  • Airdrie's finest camp out for Special Olympians

    Airdrie’s finest have braved the heat and rain in a makeshift scaffolding shelter outside of the Airdrie Wal-Mart throughout the weekend of August 10.
    The two-day long ‘camping’ session was in support of the Free the Finest fundraiser for Special Olympics Airdrie. Cory Schultz, Jessica van der Hoek, Mat Petersen, and Brian Savage, despite a present heat wave and a forecast of rain, faced the elements head on with one another in a tarp-wrapped scaffolding platform outside of the
  • Orienteering coming to Airdrie youth

    As people become evermore dependant on technology, the Alberta Orienteering Society is looking to bring a new program to Airdrie to get kids outside and exploring.
    Outdoor Adventure Airdrie will mosey into town come September 18, and will teach kids from the ages of five to seventeen the skills and knowhow to read and understand maps and traverse the wilderness.
    Denis Gagnon, one of the leaders of the program, said the program aims to reignite kids’ curiosity of the world.
    “The big p
  • The Lowdown – Top notch talent

    Everyone who’s aware of their own creativity and even those who are not, have that one “something” that they wish they could do. For me that something is singing. I admire people who have mastery of their voice and when I hear it, I simply stand in awe of the talent these incredible people have. What’s more is when a voice stops you, mid conversation at an event and captures your attention with its perfection. That was exactly the case while I was at a local business gath
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  • Local florist offers unique wildflower arrangements

    Airdrian Jennifer Johnston-Babott is sharing her love of flowers and nature through her business Branch and West.
    “I grew up in Ontario in the country, so we always had fields full of wildflowers,” she said.
    “We always planted big gardens in the summer. My grandmothers were both gardeners, so it just was always with me.”
    Johnston-Babott was previously a teacher for five years before becoming a floral designer.
    Over the last 12 years, she took several different courses on
  • Special Olympians do Alberta proud

    Team Alberta special Olympians have made the return from the Special Olympics Canada 2018 Summer Games in Antigonish, N.S., celebrating their hard efforts of representing the province against the rest of the country.
    Jill Moore of Special Olympics Alberta, who had the pleasure of attending the competition, said the athletes were admirable in their competitiveness and sportsmanship.
    “We did really well. We competed in nine sports, and a lot of the athletes surpassed many of their personal g
  • Thunder look to build upon last year's success

    The Airdrie Thunder look to once again be a top contending team in the Heritage Junior Hockey League (HJHL)
    The junior B hockey team last year made it to conference-finals losing to the Red Deer Vipers 4-2 in the best-of-seven series.
    The Thunder finished the season in second-place in the Northern Division with a 23-9-4 record for 50 points behind Red Deer who finished first with 61 points. They then beat Blackfalds 3-1 in the best of five quarter-finals series.
    The Thunder have several returnin
  • Aces assert dominance at provincial track meet

    The Airdrie Aces and other zone 2 athletes have made the return from the Alberta Summer Games, boasting yet another successful championship for the track and field club.
    The team asserted Airdrie and zone 2’s dominance at the tournament, bringing home a nice collection of medals from the games and beating many personal and even provincial bests.
    Jill MacEachen, coach for the Aces as well as for the Alberta Summer Games zone 2 team, said it was great to see the zone 2 athletes represent the
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  • Airdrie RCMP Want to Know If You Recognize This Male Involved in Genesis Place Theft

    Airdrie, Alberta – Airdrie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect responsible for break and enter and theft that occurred within Genesis Place in Airdrie. On August 7th, 2018 at [...]
  • Airdrie RCMP looking for suspect in thrift store armed robbery

    Airdrie RCMP have released a composite sketch of a male suspect who allegedly robbed a thrift store with a weapon.
  • Airdrie RCMP Release Composite Sketch of Armed Robbery Suspect

    Airdrie, Alberta – Airdrie RCMP are releasing a composite sketch of the male suspect involved in the armed robbery of the Salvation Army Thrift Store back on August 4th, 2018 in Airdrie. On Saturday, August [...]
  • Japanese students arrive in Airdrie to experience Canadian culture

    Two groups of Japanese exchange students have travelled overseas to visit Airdrie and learn all about Canadian culture this summer.
    On Aug. 1, the second group of students arrived at George McDougall High School for a welcome party and to meet their host families.
    Over 25 local Airdrie families are involved in the program, coordinated by Muskoka Language International (MLI).
    The students, ages 15 and 16, travelled from two high schools near Tokyo, Shonan Gakuen Juniro High School and Toko Gakuen
  • Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation helps animals in need

    For the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC), summer has been a busy season of caring for injured and orphaned wildlife.
    “June was our busiest month,” said Holly Duvall, AIWC’s Executive Director.
    “So on any given day, we had up to 200 to 300 animals in care every day.”
    After a late spring this year, there are also still some late litters of wildlife babies appearing.
    Every summer AIWC takes in approximately 1,000 wildlife babies, many of which are kid
  • Airdrie Health Foundation raises funds for health initiatives

    The Airdrie Health Foundation (AHF) is dedicated to improving the quality and availability of health care services in the community.
    The charitable foundation was established and co-founded by Michelle Bates in 2011 after she lost her son, Lane.
    Lane became suddenly and seriously ill on a night in 2009, and Bates was not able to get him necessary medical help in time to save his life.
    “A year later, we had to drive our daughter to Didsbury in a snow storm when she was sick,” said Bat
  • Airdrie Dads present donations from hugely successful tournament

    After a record-setting charity golf tournament, the Airdrie Dad’s Facebook group presented a total of $40, 000 in donations to four Airdrie-based charities in the form of cheques on Tuesday, July 31.
    Steve Grueber, director of the Airdrie Dads Charity Golf Tournament, presented the cheques to the Nathan O’Brien Children’s Foundation, the Airdrie Food Bank, STARS, and the Airdrie Boys and Girls Club.
    Grueber said that the money raised from the tournament was a significant increa
  • Land purchase costs RVS $2.6 million for future school development

    Rocky View Schools (RVS) is preparing for the future development of a high school in southwest Airdrie since the collaborative purchase of 155 acres.
    The land, located west of South Windsong and south of the future Cobblestone development. was purchased officially on July 3 along with the City of Airdrie and Mattamy Homes.
    The purchase cost RVS approximately $2.6 million funded through reserves.
    “There was sufficient land purchased by the school division to facilitate a high school to the
  • Airdrie named second friendliest city

    Expedia recently released the 2018 list of the friendliest communities in Canada with Airdrie named as the second friendliest municipality in the country.
    According to the list posted to expedia.ca, the second annual report was created with data collected from hotel reviews in 2017 to find the highest-rated service scores.
    “These ratings indicate the most helpful, dutiful, and welcoming experiences across the country,” said Jennifer Cuellar, the travel blogger who wrote the article.
  • Mother, grandmother seeks election - Airdrie Echo

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    Mother, grandmother seeks election
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    Long time Airdrie resident Jane Anderson recently announced she is seeking a seat on Airdrie's City council in this fall's election. Anderson, a mother of eight and grandmother of 17, has been an active member of the community for 25 years and has ...
  • Get ready for Bikes and Bulls 2018 - Airdrie Echo

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    Get ready for Bikes and Bulls 2018
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    Airdrie, Alta. - Bull rider Ken Siemens of Fort St. John, B.C. gets set on his bull during the fourth annual Bikes and Bulls Charity event at the Airdrie Pro Rodeo grounds west of the city on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The event is organized by the ...
  • Crime Reduction Unit decreases property crime by 11 per cent - Airdrie Echo

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    Crime Reduction Unit decreases property crime by 11 per cent
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    The RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) team has been extremely successful in decreasing property crime by 11 per cent in Airdrie and the surrounding Rocky View County area. “Safety in Airdrie continues to be a top priority and it is encouraging to see ...and more »
  • Bisons excited to start new season - Airdrie Echo

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    Bisons excited to start new season
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    The Airdrie CFR Bisons had a tough go on Feb. 10 as they hosted the Leduc Chrysler Oil Kings at Ron Ebbesen Arena in their final home game. The Bisons lost 5-0 and fell to 9-20-4 on the season. They have two games on the road to close out their season.
  • Airdrie Angels earn provincial championship - Airdrie Echo

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    The Airdrie Angels U19 D women's team takes a group photo after winning the provincial fastball championships. Submitted. Share Adjust Comment Print. With their season wrapped up, the Airdrie Angels U19 D women's softball team couldn't have asked for ...
  • Ride along with Sam Zee - The wheel - Airdrie Echo

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    Ride along with Sam Zee - The wheel
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    One may be tempted to think that the wheel is just a humble invention compared to some of the fancy gadgets that we have today. The wheel was actually invented at a late point of the human history as the oldest known wheel was found in an ...
  • Ride along with Sam Zee – The wheel

    One may be tempted to think that the wheel is just a humble invention compared to some of the fancy gadgets that we have today. The wheel was actually invented at a late point of the human history as the oldest known wheel was found in an archaeological excavation and was dated to 3500 BC. This period was known as the Bronze Age, which is a relatively late chapter in the story of human civilization. At that time, human beings were already planting crops, herding animals, and
  • Airdrie Film Society prepares to host 2nd Annual Film Festival - Airdrie Echo

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    Airdrie Film Society prepares to host 2nd Annual Film Festival
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    Winners at the Airdrie Film Festival pose for a photo after the event on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at the Airdrie Town and Country Centre. (submitted). Share Adjust Comment Print. The Airdrie Film Society is pleased to announce that they will be hosting ...
  • The Lowdown – Long weekend dream

    Another long weekend has come to pass and the reality of the season is lurking in the subconscious of our minds; the mountain air is sliding in quickly now and those hot summer days are now met with a sleep friendly comfort that you don’t always get in other parts of the country. I love that about Alberta. A camper’s delight and my personal memories of a life past when I had the honor of my grandfather’s time in the fishing boat during the dog days of summer. I remember many a
  • Airdrian promotes healthy living through homemade skincare products

    Airdrian Isabelle Guilmette has developed her own business, Washboard Soapery & Such, surrounding organic, homemade skincare products.
    “Being natural, eating and living healthy has always been a priority for me,” said Guilmette.
    “I was making my own deodorant for about seven years before I started this.”
    After encouragement from some friends interested in her products, Guilmette got straight to work figuring out the perfect formula.
    “I wanted to stay away from a
  • Airdrie Film Society prepares to host 2nd Annual Film Festival

    The Airdrie Film Society is pleased to announce that they will be hosting their second annual film festival.
    Following the success of Airdrie Film Society’s first film festival last year, the organizers are busy preparing to host the event once again on Sept. 22 that will run 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    The 2018 festival will take place at the Roxy Theatre, thanks to support from the Airdrie Rotary Club’s Dragon Den.
    While last year’s festival featured a workshop from Andrew Ritchie, a fi
  • Library Links – August 13 could be a life-changer

    Ask any reader which book has most affected their life and you’ll get one of two answers: “Um, there’s so many,” or, “Oh, that’s easy …”
    Books have that effect on people, whether it’s P.D. Eastman’s Are You My Mother?, or Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace, the reader is transported into a world as innocent as a lost baby bird looking for its mother or as complex as the British invasion of Burma in 1885.
    Whatever the book, they have
  • Airdrie RCMP Try To Identify Vehicle Theft Suspect - DiscoverAirdrie.com

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    Airdrie RCMP is hoping you can help them identify a suspect responsible for a break and enter and a vehicle theft from a parkade in Airdrie. The theft took place just after midnight on July 3rd when two male suspects gained entry into the underground ...
  • Veteran CPS Officer Charged for Incidents in Airdrie - DiscoverAirdrie.com

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    Veteran CPS Officer Charged for Incidents in Airdrie
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    An 11 year veteran of the Calgary Police Service (CPS)has been charged by the RCMP in relation to offences that are alleged to have been committed while he was off duty in Airdrie. In a Media Release, CPS says that in May 2018 the RCMP became ...and more »
  • Airdrie RCMP Want to Know If You Recognize This Male Involved in a Vehicle Theft

    Airdrie, Alberta – Airdrie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect responsible for break and enter and vehicle theft that took place at 403 Mackenzie Way in Airdrie. On July 3, [...]
  • Airdrie RCMP Want to Return Four Recovered Mountain Bikes

    Airdrie, Alberta – The Airdrie RCMP are looking to return four recovered mountain bikes to their rightful owners. These bikes were found inside a stolen vehicle back on June 17, 2018 and the Airdrie RCMP [...]
  • Airdrie RCMP Investigating Armed Robbery of Salvation Army Thrift Store

    Airdrie, Alberta– Airdrie RCMP are currently investigating an armed robbery that took place earlier today at Salvation Army Thrift Store located on Main Street in Airdrie. On Saturday, August 4th at approximately 4:00 pm, a [...]
  • RCMP investigating after armed robbery at Airdrie thrift store ... - Globalnews.ca

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    Police said a man entered the Salvation Army on Main Street, brandishing a weapon.
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  • RCMP investigating after armed robbery at Airdrie thrift store

    Police said a man entered the Salvation Army on Main Street, brandishing a weapon.
  • Calgary police officer faces domestic assault, theft, fraud charges in off-duty incident

    A veteran Calgary Police Service officer is facing domestic assault, theft, fraud and other charges in relation to offences allegedly committed while he was off-duty in Airdrie.
  • Airdrie Sees Pea Sized Hail And Strong Winds - DiscoverAirdrie.com

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    Airdrie Sees Pea Sized Hail And Strong Winds
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    A severe thunderstorm hit Airdrie Today (August 1st). The storm brought Airdrie pea-sized hail, strong winds and heavy rain for a short period of time around 4:00 pm. Dan Kuklak with Environment Canada says the worst is over but we may still see storms ...
  • An Amazing Feat From Airdrie Dads (PHOTOS) - DiscoverAirdrie.com

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    An Amazing Feat From Airdrie Dads (PHOTOS)
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    A group of local dads have raised $40,000 for local charities. The Airdrie Dads held their annual golf tournament to raise money for charities and programs in Airdrie. There were four recipients of the money and each foundation received 10,000 dollars.
  • Airdrie RCMP Need Your Help - DiscoverAirdrie.com

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    Airdrie RCMP Need Your Help
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    The Airdrie RCMP are asking for your help in identifying two suspects. Early Saturday morning (July 28) a man and a woman broke into the parkade located at 700 Willowbrook Road. While inside the parkade the couple stole a 1998 Subaru car with Alberta ...
  • Crime Reduction Unit decreases property crime by 11 per cent

    The RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) team has been extremely successful in decreasing property crime by 11 per cent in Airdrie and the surrounding Rocky View County area.
    “Safety in Airdrie continues to be a top priority and it is encouraging to see that our efforts and decisions are having a positive impact in reducing crime within the City,” said Mayor Peter Brown.
    “Feedback from this year’s Citizen Satisfaction Survey tell us that resi
  • Providing Airdrie students with Supplies 4 Success

    The Supplies 4 Success program helps ensure that students in Airdrie and North Rocky View get all the school supplies needed for success.
    Donations and backpacks containing items such as binders, math sets, pens, pencils, erasers, pencil cases, and rulers are collected to be distributed to students in need before the school year starts.
    “[The program’s] continued to grow over the years,” said Community Support Worker Meagan Butt.
    “In 2013, we gave out 245 backpacks in com
  • Rotary Club of Airdrie hits the greens

    The Rotary Clubs Ninth Annual Charity Golf Classic teed off to raise money for the non-profit to be shared with various organizations across the Airdrie community.
    “What’s great about the rotary is that there’s no overhead. What we raise goes directly back into the community. It’s 100 per cent volunteers,” said Dean Walker, incoming president of the Rotary Club.
    The Airdrie Woodside Golf Club was host to the Rotary Club Ninth Annual Rotary Charity Classic on Saturda
  • Amazon looking to fill positions at its Balzac location

    Amazon’s fulfilment centre just north of Calgary’s city limits and near Balzac is looking for employees.
    Individuals interested in working at the new Amazon location can pre-register for the information session at www.amazon.com/calgaryjobs. After on-line registration, they will be contacted by Amazon directly with further instructions.
    Amazon has teamed up with Prospect’s Rocky View and Wheatland Employment Services (RWES) (http://rwemploymentservices.com/) to help make the pr
  • Ride along with Sam Zee – Me one day

    The first known construction cranes were invented by the Ancient Greeks and were manually powered. Larger cranes were later developed by employing the use of human treadwheels that allowed lifting of heavier weights.  Harbour cranes were introduced a short time after and were used to load and unload ships by being fortified in stone towers.  The earliest cranes known to man were constructed from wood, but steel cranes took over at the beginning of the I industrial revolution.
  • Motorcyclist killed in collision near Airdrie - Rocky View Weekly

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    Motorcyclist killed in collision near Airdrie
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    One man is dead after a fatal collision between a motorcycle and an SUV on Highway 567 east of Airdrie July 23, according to RCMP Cpl. Brian Fitzpatrick. While Fitzpatrick said he could not release any details of the collision because of the ongoing ...and more »

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