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County Fire and Flood Home Protection Program Launches

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Rocky View County is offering free home protection assessments for fire and floods to help people stay safe and sound.This innovative program, funded by a $1.4 million grant through the Canadian Red Cross Society, will help people identify and reduce their fire or flood risk through home Read More...

County Presents 2019 Master Farm Family Award

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Hurt and Ireland families with Councillor Daniel Henn (left) who serves as the Agricultural Service Board Chair.Rocky View County has named Ron and Donna Hurt as the Master Farm Family Award recipients for 2019.“We are honored to present the award to the Hurt family,” says Daniel Henn, Read More...

County Sells Old Administration Building

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Rocky View County has sold its former administration building complex to the City of Calgary.The County moved to a new County Hall in the east Balzac area in October of 2018, and put the old buildings and land in northeast Calgary up for sale. The County fielded a number of inquiries, including an Read More...

Council Rejects Costly Voter Pre-registration Concept

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Rocky View County Council has voted to reject the idea of creating a voter’s list for the 2021 Municipal Election. The County will instead maintain the existing process where each voter provides identification and signs a legal voter registration form on election day.A voter’s list would have seen Read More...

Rocky View County Awards $46,000 in Community Grants

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Rocky View County has awarded eleven community grants totaling $46,000 as part of the Community Benefits Initiatives Grant program.The grants support programs and projects in the categories of heritage awareness, volunteer development, culture and events, community beautification, and cultivating Read More...

Council Details Censuring Action

Friday, June 21, 2019

Rocky View County Council is providing details on its censure and sanction action against three councillors now that the matter has become the subject of public debate.The original intent of Council was to give the censured and sanctioned councillors a fairly low-key rebuke, with the hopes that Read More...

County Comments on Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Update

Friday, June 14, 2019

Following today’s Provincial government update on the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir project (SR-1), Rocky View County is praising the Alberta government for opening the lines of communication, but continues to call for a full analysis of potentially superior options.“I want to sincerely thank Read More...

Major Milestones Reached for Bragg Creek Flood Mitigation Project

Friday, June 14, 2019

Rocky View County has reached two major milestones in efforts to protect the Hamlet of Bragg Creek from flooding along the Elbow River.On June 11, the County received approval from Alberta Environment and Parks under The Water Act, which will allow the Bragg Creek Flood Mitigation Project to move Read More...

Councillors Censured for Code of Conduct Violations

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Rocky View County Council has censured and sanctioned three councillors for a number of violations of Council’s Code of Conduct Bylaw.At their June 11 meeting, Council voted to censure and sanction councillors Kevin Hanson, Crystal Kissel, and Samanntha Wright for providing privileged County legal Read More...

County Repeals Firearms Bylaw

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Council today voted to repeal Rocky View County’s Firearms Bylaw, effective immediately.Council passed the Firearms Bylaw in September of 2018. Since that time, the document has created questions on the need for a County bylaw, the boundaries of no-shooting zones, and the broad use of the term Read More...

Council Lowers 2019 Property Tax Increase

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Rocky View County Council has voted to reduce the 2019 property tax increase from 3 percent to 2 percent. The reduction is possible due to an anticipated budget surplus, resulting from lower spending by the County and revenues from investments and fees, plus the withdrawal of $34,525 from the Read More...

Rocky View County Partners with Marginal Land Use Agency

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A new agricultural program is now available through Rocky View County.The County has partnered with ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative and national charitable organization that provides Canadians with the opportunity to play an active role in building a healthier environment for their local Read More...

Canada’s Largest Solar Farm Proposed for Rocky View County

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Rocky View County has passed land use changes that will pave the way for the creation of the largest solar farm development in Canada.At full operation, it is estimated the proposed 954-acre solar farm development by RealPart Canada will generate about 150 megawatts of power, which is equivalent to Read More...

County Begins Compliance Action at Compost Operation

Friday, March 1, 2019

Rocky View County is proceeding with enforcement compliance measures against a composting operation that has failed to meet required deadlines and conditions for a development permit application.At a public hearing on December 11, 2018, County Council voted to approve a land use change for the Read More...

County Helps Fund Improvements to Stressed Highway 566 Intersection

Monday, February 25, 2019

Rocky View County Council has approved $900,000 to help fund improvements to the intersection at Highway 566 and Range Road 11, just west of Balzac.The County and Alberta Transportation have agreed to a cost-sharing plan that would see the current four-way-stop intersection replaced with a traffic Read More...

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