Archive: October 2017

Help Shape Farm and Ranch Safety

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Albertans are invited to provide input on how occupational health and safety rules could apply to the unique nature of farms and ranches.Public feedback is important as the government works to ensure updates to the Occupational Health and Safety Code applying to farms and ranches contain Read More...

Bear Safety Workshop

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Join us for an evening to learn about bear safety. This workshop is targeted specifically at safety concerns for Albertans living and working in close proximity to grizzly and black bears. You’ll learn about bear biology and behaviour, and what you need to know living in bear country. There will Read More...

Amazon Chooses Rocky View County

Thursday, October 26, 2017

While cities throughout North America compete for the $6.1 billion Amazon HQ2 headquarters project, Rocky View County has quietly succeeded in becoming the location for the company’s newest Fulfillment Centre.“We are delighted to welcome an icon such as Amazon to Rocky View County,” says Reeve Greg Read More...

Rocky View County Council Makes Appointments

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Rocky View County’s new council was sworn in Tuesday by Judge Margaret Keelaghan, QC, and then conducted the first orders of business with almost 60 appointments to various County boards and committees.The meeting began with the selection by council of Division 6 Councillor Greg Boehlke as Reeve, Read More...

Official Election Results for Rocky View County

Friday, October 20, 2017

Rocky View County has released the official results of the 2017 Municipal Election.The successful candidates for County Council have not changed from the unofficial results announced following the October 16 vote. A recount confirmed the close results in Division 7. A recount in Division 2 added Read More...

Cause of Sharp Hill Fire Determined

Thursday, October 19, 2017

For your information, the Airdrie Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Investigator has determined the cause of the large grass fire in Sharp Hills to be improper disposal of smoking material.The origin of the blaze was a grassy area located near the intersection of Township Road 294 and Range Road 264 Read More...

Recount Called for Two County Divisions

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Rocky View County’s Returning Officer has called a recount in two of the County’s nine electoral divisions.For Division 7 (north central Rocky View County, Balzac, and Madden), only six votes separated the candidates. One of the candidates requested a recount, which was granted. For Division 2 Read More...

Sharp Hills Fire

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Rocky View County Fire Services and the Airdrie Fire Department remain on scene today in the Sharp Hills area, monitoring for hot spots after yesterday’s fire. All residents of Sharp Hills, except for those in the two affected homes, have now been permitted to return to their homes.Last night, Read More...

Growing Forward 2 Update

Friday, October 13, 2017

The current agricultural policy framework, known as Growing Forward 2, expires March 31, 2018 and will be replaced by a five-year $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial funding agreement known as CAP (Canadian Agricultural Policy). Agriculture ministers from across Canada have reached an Read More...

Election Night Information

Friday, October 13, 2017

On Monday, October 16, 2017, Rocky Viewers will elect the 2017-2021 Rocky View County Council.You can view election results in these ways:TwitterWe will Tweet the results of each polling station count and the advance vote counts for each division as soon as the numbers are known. This is the most Read More...

Foothills Forage & Grazing Association Bursary

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Available to one Alberta resident registered in first, second, third, or fourth year of a full-time program at a post-secondary institution. Awarded to a student with a satisfactory academic standing and who in one page can make a compelling case for how their education will contribute to the future Read More...

Council Decisions: October 10, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the October 10, 2017 Council Meeting. This is a general overview of decisions only. Specific details can be found in this meeting’s agenda (see the Council Minutes and Archives page), and the minutes of this meeting that will Read More...

County Responds to Growth Management Board Amendments

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Rocky View County has submitted its response to amended draft regulations for the Alberta government’s mandated Calgary Metropolitan Region Growth Management Board.“The Province only allowed 14 days for public comments, and right in the heat of a municipal election. Given the impact this will have Read More...

Helping Make Energy Efficiency Affordable

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

By Kale Scarff and Vern SteinbornThere are many technologies and practices farmers and ranchers can implement on their operations to reduce their energy footprint and protect (and possibly even increase) profit margins. Carbon emission reduction and energy sustainability can both be practiced while Read More...

Voting for Owners of Multiple Properties

Monday, October 2, 2017

A reminder to those who own multiple properties that you are only entitled to vote in the municipality and electoral division of your principal residence.  Under the Local Authorities Election Act, you may only have one principal residence for the purpose of voting.For more information on voting Read More...

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