Category Archives: NEWS

Election 2017 in the County News

By Enrique Massot The County News As the election campaign 2017 gets into high gear, the County News needs to change pace. As a candidate for Div. 1, this scribe won’t be able to report the news because of potential or perceived conflict. Secondly, having had a hard time letting go writing stories, this candidate […]

Rocky View firefighters announce scrutineer workshop

By Jeff Salkeld President Rocky View County Firefighters Association The Rocky View County Firefighters’ Association has demonstrated its commitment to professionalism and ethics by facilitating one scrutineering workshop in April that was open to Association members and the public alike. To ensure sufficient scrutineers will be available for multiple and advanced polling stations, the Association […]

Opinion: No incorrect reporting – firefighters will volunteer as scrutineers

By Jeff Salkeld President, Rocky View County Firefighters Association (Editor’s note): Members of the Rocky View Firefighters’ Association will be volunteering as scrutineers for candidates in the Oct. 16 municipal election. On Sept. 24, they will be holding a workshop to form their members and any interested members of the public. In an open letter, […]

Firefighters respond to Rocky View

Resident update Sept. 15 By Jerry Arshinoff Councillor, Div. 2 Springbank Rocky View Fire Ban reduced to Fire Advisory Rural Crime Watch It is still my intention to go to every door in Division 2 during this election campaign. This is taking far, far longer than I thought, largely because many people have told me […]

Calgary, Cochrane appeal Glenbow Ranch ASP

By Enrique Massot The County News Calgary and Cochrane have filed appeals against the Glenbow Ranch area structure plan (GRASP) that aims to build a residential development for over 10,000 in Rocky View County, between the two urban centres. The City and the Town, located adjacent to the GRASP boundaries, submitted late August appeals to […]

Opinion: Rocky View sinks to new low in public relations

By Enrique Massot The County News An attempt to polish an image tarnished by an endless series of antics is shown in the County’s latest, clumsy public relations operation. The most recent attempt to polish an image tarnished by an endless series of antics is shown in the County’s latest, clumsy public relations operation. Just […]

Opinion: Last-minute changes to election procedure disturbing

By Enrique Massot The County News Why is Rocky View planning to make changes to the number of voting stations just days before the Oct. 16 election is called? Confirming what Coun. Jerry Arshinoff recently revealed, a report to council is recommending the option of having one or more stations per electoral division without designating […]

Arshinoff: resident update Sept. 10

By Jerry Arshinoff Councillor, Div. 2 Springbank Springbank Fall Fair   Saturday: The Springbank Park for All Seasons (SPFAS)​ had another very successful Fall Fair. Thank you to all the many , many workers, organizers, etc who put in so much time and effort to make it so good. I would mention specific names but it […]

Opinion: Residents must stand together on gravel issues

By Rocky View Gravel Watch For the County News Members of Rocky View Gravel Watch attended an Aug. 31 meeting on the STAR pit to discuss the problem of overnight crushing at the STAR pit and the pit’s 24/7 operation.  The meeting was called by Councillor Lowther to encourage people  to write letters to the Province asking it to restrict the STAR pit’s hours of […]

Rocky View asks province to reduce gravel pit operation hours

By Enrique Massot The County News  Rocky View County has officially asked the provincial government to restrict to no more than 12 hours the operating times of a gravel pit located in the City of Calgary adjacent to Bearspaw. “The STAR mine has the ability to operate and crush gravel 24 hours a day / […]