• Annual Memorial Crosses Veterans Blvd. ceremony

    On Saturday, October 20 the annual Memorial Crosses Veterans Blvd. ceremony will take place.Starting at the Town & Country parking lot, marshaling starts at 10:00 a.m. Motorcycles will line up with covered wagons ( cars/trucks ) falling in behind at 10:30 a.m.Parade will start and follow RCMP/ME escort from Town & Country on to Edmonton Trail heading north to Veterans Boulevard East to East Lake Boulevard South to Yankee Valley Boulevard West to 8 Street North to Veterans Boulevard
  • Applications for cannabis retail awaiting approval

    With the legalization of marijuana becoming official on Wed., Oct. 17, many residents are wondering where they will be able to purchase it in Airdrie.
    According to Jill Iverson, Team Lead of Corporate Communications for the City of Airdrie, there were initially around 40 applications for cannabis retailers in the city, which has since dropped to between 10 to 12.
    “We won’t know for sure who is going to follow through on those applications until after the 17th,” said Iverson.
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  • 20th annual Airdrie Business Awards gala sold out

    The Airdrie Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating local businesses at the 20th annual Airdrie Business Awards on Thurs., Oct. 18.
    This is the first year that the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce will be taking over to host the event at Bert Church Theatre.
    Tickets have sold out for the gala, with 225 people set to attend and enjoy the evening.
    “It’s going to be such a great celebration,” said Marilyne Aalhus, the new Executive Director for the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce.
    “I
  • Stay legal for legalization day

    The bylaws surrounding cannabis legalization were set in Airdrie in September and will become important for residents to review in the coming weeks.
    “Our biggest concern is always safety and making sure everyone uses [cannabis] responsibly,” said Jill Iverson, Team Leader of Corporate Communications for the City of Airdrie.
    “We’ve done what we can to set the bylaws up, and it’s going to be a lot of learning for everyone across Canada, not just in our municipality. W
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  • Koping with real life – I decided to

    How you view setbacks will determine how far you go.
    Did you notice I didn’t say how you handled setbacks, but rather how you viewed them?
    And how you view setbacks is decided by the first thing you decide to say about them.
    Example: my father is a positive person, ergo he dealt with nearly everything I can recall positively, including negative things. There were very few situations that didn’t get turned around eventually for him, and no circumstances that b
  • Heart to Heart with 100 Airdrie Men That Give A Damn

    Did you know that there is a social gathering for men to hang out and contribute to our local organizations?
    There is!
    It’s called the 100 Airdrie Men That Give A Damn and in their first year they have donated $41,500 to Airdrie based charities. They are the men of Airdrie with their heart on their sleeves making a difference in our community.
    A little backstory to the 100 Airdrie Men That Give A Damn is that, every man donates $100 quarterly. One hundred percent of that money goes into a
  • Ralph McCall hosts We Day

    Cody Thompson and Humboldt bus crash survivor Ryan Straschnitzki speak at Ralph McCall School’s WE Day on Fri., Oct. 12. WE is a national movement that encourages students to get involved in their communities and change the world.
  • APL feelin’ the love

    This Saturday, Oct. 20, is Love Your Library Day at Airdrie Public Library (APL).
    The month of October is Canadian Library month, and libraries typically pick one day to celebrate, well, themselves – and this is APL’s day.
    Birthed in the 1950’s, the events current incarnation took shape in 2006 through the efforts of the Canadian Library Association.
    This month-long focus on libraries and what they offer provides an opportunity for people who are not familiar with their local l
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  • Crossfield Elementary aims to make reading fun

    Crossfield Elementary School has celebrated the grand opening of a brand new learning commons on Oct. 10.
    “It’s a lovely, contemporary space,” said school librarian Adriene Hagen.
    “The kids are so excited when they come into the space because everything is new.”
    Grade 4 teacher Janice Graham was instrumental in the process of redesigning the space over the summer.
    “The redesign has been in the works for approximately two years, but once we were given notice th
  • Airdrie RCMP Want to Know If You Recognize This Thief

    Airdrie, Alberta – Airdrie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect involved in the theft of oxygen tanks and resuscitation equipment from a parking garage at Chinook Winds Place, located [...]
  • Family hires private investigator to search for Airdrie man missing in Montana

    The family of an Airdrie man who went missing in Montana nearly two weeks ago has hired a private investigator and is doubling the reward it is offering for information that can help locate him.
    Cameron Collin was last seen about 23 kilometres southeast of Billings, Mont., around 10:45 p.m. on Oct. 4. The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office said Collin, 37, was last seen at a bachelor party being held on a ranch property on Pryor Road.
    Lt. Kent O’Donnell of the county
  • Early blast of winter hits Airdrie with over 20 centimetres of snow

    Winter has come early in Airdrie, as the city experienced heavy snowfall of over 20 centimetres on Tues., Oct. 2.
    Driving conditions on nearby highways and within the city were extremely poor throughout the day, causing vehicles to collide and end up stranded in ditches along the roadways.
    There were 14 collisions within the city, 10 in rural areas, and nine on Highway 2 just outside of Airdrie.
    At approximately 1:40 p.m., a collision between a Jeep and semi-trailer caused Highway 567 between Ra
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  • Airdrie Fire Department unveils pink fire engine in support of cancer research

    The Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) has unveiled a pink fire engine on Oct. 2 in support of Cancer Awareness Month.
    Cancer Awareness Month is an annual health campaign to increase awareness of the disease and help raise funds for research towards treatments and cures.
    Donations of $5 or more will be accepted on behalf of the Alberta Cancer Foundation for a spot to sign on the truck.
    “We know that every citizen has someone that can draw a link to cancer,” said Matt Elgie, President of t
  • Council receives update on Interim Growth Plan

    At the Oct. 1 meeting, City Council was presented with the final version of the Interim Growth Plan (IGP) and accompanying Interim Regional Evaluation Framework (IREF) prepared for the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB).
    In January 2018, the CMRB was established and comprised of elected officials from 10 municipalities including Airdrie, Calgary, Chestermere, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks, Strathmore, the Municipal District of Foothills, Rocky View County, and Wheatland County.
    The Board&r
  • City Council briefs – Council hosted by middle school Mayor

    City Council’s meeting on Oct. 1 was hosted by the middle school winner of the 2018 Mayor for a Day Challenge, Maddox Nelles.
    “I’m thoroughly impressed with this young man and how he performed this evening,” said Mayor Brown.
    Nelles’ winning idea was to improve the drainage system in the Ravenswood park area by replacing mulch with rocks.
    The mulch would be less likely to flow down and plug the storm drains and also reduce the risk of people injuring themselves or l
  • Stiff believes business and volunteering experience would translate to politics in UCP nomination race

    When members of the United Conservative Party head to the polls on Oct. 18 and 20 to choose who will represent the party in the Airdrie-Cochrane riding in the 2019 provincial election, they’ll do so representing a diverse set of communities (three, considering the unique interests of the rural area in between).
    Nomination candidate Mauri Stiff considers the population makeup of the brand new riding to be a plus.
    “I’ve come to realize that there are some very significant things
  • RN ready for jump into provincial politics with UCP nomination race

    Laura Talsma says she understands the unique issues facing the constituents of the provincial Airdrie-Cochrane riding in a way that only someone with a rural upbringing can.
    “I’ve been an Albertan my entire life, and I’m ready to take our province back,” said the registered nurse, currently working at both the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Bethany Cochrane long-term care facility.
    Talsma is one of the four nominees in a vote to be the United Conservative Party candidate
  • Library Links – Liz Howard, fall author series at APL

    The oft-quoted proverb, “The best things in life are free,” is apropos to Airdrie Public Library’s (APL) long-running Author Series.
    Over the years we have had the privilege of promoting literacy through hosting amazing Albertan and Canadian author events, from children to adults, including many who are both writers and illustrators.
    All free, of course, because literacy should be free.
    This fall, we continue our 2018 series with Liz Howard, the current Canadian Writer-in-Resid
  • The Lowdown – Ladies Out Loud

    “Ladies… discover the fun way to infuse social health into your life, and unlock your true potential in a community of love and laughter!” – quote from www.ladiesoutloud.ca
    Founded by Certified Life Coach Karen MacDonald, this long-standing resident of Airdrie has been a force for fundraising and putting those results towards different organizations to the tune of almost forty thousand dollars over the past few years. That’s impressive. She was behind Airdrie&rsquo
  • Lifelong best friends open fashion boutique

    Seven Saints, a local fashion boutique, has officially opened its first brick and mortar store in Cooper’s Town Promenade.
    In 2015, the store originally started as a mobile clothing boutique spearheaded by lifelong best friends Erin Hardy and Jen Friesen.
    “Our parents moved into the same neighbourhood when we were babies, and we’ve been connected ever since,” said Hardy.
    Both born and raised in Airdrie, the two women felt inspired to open their own business and give back
  • Heloise Lorimer receives funding for over 850 new library books

    This fall, Heloise Lorimer School has raised funds to add 1,155 to their library through the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation’s 2018 Adopt a School program.
    Every year, the Adopt a School program aims to raise funds for high-needs schools to purchase new books and educational resources for their libraries.
    Last year, the program contributed over $1 million to 550 high-needs Canadian schools to purchase books and educational resources, which impacted more than 185,000 children.
    “We b
  • Students at George McDougall learn to grow

    Students at George McDougall High School have been thriving through participation in the Growing Futures project.
    “We were looking at alternative pathways for students who are struggling academically, especially in core subject areas,” said teacher Ken Melton.
    The project teaches students how to grow and transplant vegetable, fruit, and herb seedlings in planters they build themselves.
    A wide variety of things were grown at the school such as lettuce, cucumber, bok choy, tah tsoi, mi
  • Over 50 Club looking for bigger home

    Airdrie OVER 50 Club continue in search of a larger recreational home for singles, married, widow and widowers, mostly all who were either born here, came back to this community or came here to be part of their families’ daily lives.  The Club has seen a 25% growth in membership in 2018 from new comers and locals realizing the club exists.  The Club house is full at 310 members and a potential membership of over 1500. The average membership age is 70 years.
    Persons aged 50 and ov
  • Collision claims life of Airdrie man - Rocky View Weekly

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    Collision claims life of Airdrie man
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    The cause of a collision between an SUV and semi-trailer Oct. 2 that claimed the life of a 45-year-old Airdrie man is under investigation, according to Airdrie RCMP Media Relations Officer Cpl. Gina Slaney. “The collision analyst is still investigating ...
  • Airdrie man disappears during Montana trip for friend's wedding - CTV News

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    Airdrie man disappears during Montana trip for friend's wedding
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    Relatives of 37-year-old Cameron Collin have headed stateside in an attempt to locate the Airdrie man who was last seen Thursday at a party outside Billings, Montana. Collin attended a bachelor party for one of his friends Thursday and was not heard ...and more »
  • Airdrie Fire Launches Home Safety Program Today - DiscoverAirdrie.com

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    Airdrie Fire Launches Home Safety Program Today
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    Fire Prevention Week, which runs from October 7th - 13th seems like a very good time to check smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and any fire concerns you might have in your home or garage. So that's exactly what firefighters from the Airdrie Fire ...and more »
  • Airdrie Thunder Dominate The Cochrane Generals - DiscoverAirdrie.com

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    Airdrie Thunder Dominate The Cochrane Generals
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    The Airdrie Thunder added another win under their belt. The Airdrie Thunder were able to secure a dominant win over the Cochrane Generals with a 12-4 win with nine different players scoring. Local Jordan McConnell scored twice and added four assists ...
  • WATCH: Moscow's stray subway riding dogs - Airdrie Echo

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    WATCH: Moscow's stray subway riding dogs
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    If you're ever travelling in Moscow, be sure to pack an extra doggie treat or two in your pockets. That's because stray animals in the Russian city know how to get around…and riding the subway is one of their options. Stray dogs in Moscow have learned ...and more »
  • 'It's terrifying': Airdrie couple scared after home targeted by vandals, tires slashed - Globalnews.ca

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    'It's terrifying': Airdrie couple scared after home targeted by vandals, tires slashed
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    WATCH: An incredible amount of damage to an Airdrie home has RCMP investigating. The couple living there said they woke up to the vandalism on Thanksgiving morning and are in disbelief as to why they were targeted. Jill Croteau reports.
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  • ‘It’s terrifying’: Airdrie couple scared after home targeted by vandals, tires slashed

    An Airdrie couple, who have lived in the suburban house for over a year, said they have no idea why their property was singled out.
  • Airdrie RCMP Investigate Theft of Vacuum from London Drugs

    Airdrie, Alberta – The Airdrie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to identify one male suspect in a theft at London Drugs in Airdrie, Alberta. Back on August 26th, 2018 at approximately 7:30 pm, a [...]
  • First Loss This Season for the Airdrie Bisons - DiscoverAirdrie.com

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    First Loss This Season for the Airdrie Bisons
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    The Airdrie CFR Bisons were gunning for their fourth win in a row to start the Alberta Midget Hockey League season yesterday (October 7) when they faced the St. Albert Raiders at the Ron Ebbesen Arena. A win just wasn't in the cards for the Bisons as ...
  • Cochrane Councillor Nagel looks to make jump to provincial politics

    When the four nominees for United Conservative Party (UCP) candidate in the new Airdrie-Cochrane provincial riding head into two days of voting later this month, Morgan Nagel does so as the one with the most hours of volunteer and professional experience in the political arena.
    “From my experience on council fighting for Cochrane on our growth issues, I’m definitley the best-positioned person in this race to be a local advocate for our issues,” said the five-year Cochrane town
  • Peter Guthrie takes aim at UCP nomination in new Airdrie-Cochrane riding

    Peter Guthrie says that his diverse career experience makes him the strongest choice for UCP members in the Airdrie-Cochrane riding when they vote on a candidate for the 2019 provincial election later this month.
    “I’ve got a diverse background, with engineering, forestry, agriculture as well as small business,” he said.
    “We were eight years into my first career as an engineer and my wife as a school teacher. We had two things happen in our lives within weeks of each other
  • Users unhappy with recent changes to ACCESS Airdrie - Airdrie Echo

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    Users unhappy with recent changes to ACCESS Airdrie
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    ACCESS Airdrie is coming under fire from several Airdrie residents after temporary changes in the service have led to unreasonable requirements to book a ride. ACCESS Airdrie offers a shared ride, curb-to-curb service within city limits from Monday to ...
  • Navy cadets set sail in Airdrie - Airdrie Echo

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    Navy cadets set sail in Airdrie
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    A new Navy League Cadet Corps has launched its newest unit, Holger Storm, in Airdrie for any child wanting to try something new. “The Air, Sea, and Army Cadets are all going strong in Airdrie,” said Commanding Officer Lt. Karen Murfin, a Navy League ...
  • $10,000 already raised to Unmask Mental Health

    The fourth annual Unmask Mental Health event will be held this October to help raise funds for local mental health initiatives in Airdrie.
    On Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Halloween-themed walk and run-a-thon will be held at Nose Creek Park for the Defeat Depression campaign.
    Defeat Depression is a national fundraising campaign that aims to raise mental health awareness and destroy the stigma around people affected by depression and other mood disorders.
    Organizer Mike Loughman started the
  • RVS prepares for cannabis legalization

    The Rocky View Schools (RVS) Board of Trustees was presented with key notes about cannabis and how it relates to the code of conduct.
    “With the impending legalization of cannabis in October, we will have a similar approach as we have with alcohol,” said Superintendent of Schools Greg Luterbach.
    “There are Grade 12 students in the division that are of legal age at 18-years-old. Whether a substance is legal or not, our expectations are the same. Students are not to be on the prop
  • Siblings raise over $300 for Children's Hospital with lemonade stand

    Two siblings have worked together to raise $357 for the Alberta Children’s Hospital at their own lemonade stand this summer.
    Skyller and Caleb McDonald, ages nine and five, were encouraged by their grandmother to run a lemonade stand at the Sundre campground they were visiting in August.
    “Skyller told me she wanted to donate the money, so I gave her some options like the animal shelter,” said their mother Jessee MacDonald.
    “She chose the Children’s Hospital Donation
  • Father of two wishes to raise awareness of myeloma

    Airdrian Rob Toth, a husband and father to two daughters, is learning to live a normal life again after being diagnosed with cancer at age 45.
    He had been experiencing back pain for about four or five years, though doctors could not determine the cause.
    All his life, Toth has been an avid golfer since his father brought home his first set of clubs at the age of five.
    In the summer of 2017, his family took a trip to Kimberley, B.C. where they were supposed to enjoy some golfing together.
    “I
  • Probus seeks new members for social outings

    The Probus Club of Airdrie is eagerly looking for new members to join in their social outings.
    Probus is a worldwide organization that first started in England in 1965, and has since spread to over 4,000 clubs around the world.
    The club consists of retired and semi-retired people who come together to mingle at regular weekly meetings and excursions.
    “It’s a really great place for seniors or semi-retired people to connect with people that have similar interests,” said President
  • Navy cadets set sail in Airdrie

    A new Navy League Cadet Corps has launched its newest unit, Holger Storm, in Airdrie for any child wanting to try something new.
    “The Air, Sea, and Army Cadets are all going strong in Airdrie,” said Commanding Officer Lt. Karen Murfin, a Navy League Office with 26 years of experience.
    “Airdrie, with such a young community, seemed a natural location for a new cadet unit. The response has also been phenomenal, and we expect to launch with 20 to 30 new youngsters with more on the
  • Police Car Rammed During Traffic Stop, 40 Year Old Longview Male Arrested

    Airdrie, Alberta: On October 2nd, 2018 Airdrie RCMP were investigating a suspicious vehicle complaint in a field by Township Road 273A and Dickson Stevenson Trail. The suspect vehicle fled the scene, ramming the police vehicle [...]
  • Airdrie RCMP Want to Know If You Recognize These Cigarette Thieves

    Airdrie, Alberta – Airdrie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three individuals involved in the theft of cigarettes from Macs Convenience Store on Summerfield Boulevard in Airdrie. On October 3rd, 2018 at [...]
  • Charges laid, $300K worth of marijuana seized after Airdrie garage explosion - Globalnews.ca

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    Charges laid, $300K worth of marijuana seized after Airdrie garage explosion
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    Airdrie RCMP have charged three people with drug-related offences in connection with a garage explosion in the community north of Calgary in early September. The explosion happened on Sept. 6 on 1 Avenue N.E. in Airdrie, and sent two men — who ...
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  • UPDATE: Charges Laid in Airdrie Garage Explosion

    Airdrie, Alberta – On September 6th, 2018 Airdrie RCMP was dispatched to a garage explosion on 1st Avenue NE in Airdrie. 2 males inside the garage at the time of the explosion were transported to [...]
  • Charges laid, $300K worth of marijuana seized after Airdrie garage explosion

    Airdrie RCMP have charged three people with drug-related offences in connection with a garage explosion in the community north of Calgary in early September.
  • Airdrie Islamic Centre opens - Airdrie City View

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    Airdrie Islamic Centre opens
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    Airdrie's Muslim families now have a place of worship all their own, after the Airdrie Islamic Centre (AIC) opened Aug. 16 behind the Safeway at Tower Lane Mall. The AIC provides local Muslims with a gathering space to pray the five times a day their ...
  • Airdrie man dead following afternoon crash on Highway 567 - CTV News

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    Airdrie man dead following afternoon crash on Highway 567
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    A 45-year-old man has succumbed to his injuries following an early afternoon collision east of Airdrie. Emergency crews were called to a location along Highway 567, between Range Road 284 and Range Road 285, at approximately 1:40 p.m. following a ...
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  • Serious crash east of Airdrie sends 1 to hospital

    EMS said one person was taken to hospital in serious, potentially life-threatening condition.

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