Category Archives: NEWS

Rocky View to consider Wintergreen redevelopment Nov. 28

A proposal to redevelop a former ski hill as a 300-home subdivision is going in front of the Rocky View council on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Consideration of the proposal is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and will include a public hearing where residents and stakeholders will be able to present to council. According to […]

Rocky View opposes regional planning

By Enrique Massot The County News  As the provincial government announces its implementation, Rocky View remains opposed to regional planning and argues the current system works fine. “For many years now, Rocky View County has followed the principles of sound regional planning,” notes an official County release. “We’ve worked with our many neighbouring cities, towns, districts, and […]

Alternative flood mitigation plan to be presented at Redwood Meadows

Calgary group says the Tri-River Joint Reservoir (TRJR) should be studied as an alternative to the Springbank Dry Dam Off-Stream Reservoir. . Proponents say the plan would provide upstream management of three rivers (Elbow, Sheep and Highwood), giving better protection for downstream communities including Bragg Creek and Redwood Meadows. . Watch video about the TRJR proposal. . […]

Province announces completion of new Municipal Government Act

By Enrique Massot The County News After over five years of work, the provincial government has announced the completion of a five-year review of the Municipal Government Act (MGA). “This updated piece of legislation provides municipalities the tools and resources they need to build strong communities,” said Shaye Anderson, Minister of Municipal Affairs. With over […]

Rocky View council elects Boehlke as reeve

By Enrique Massot The County News The newly elected Rocky View council has chosen Greg Boehlke as reeve for the first year of the 2017-2021 term. After being nominated by Coun. Al Schule and with no further nominations being made, Boehlke was acclaimed for council’s top position during the Oct. 24 organizational meeting in which […]

Opinion: Lessons from an election

Enrique Massot The County News If there were any doubts left about forceful intervention of outside interests to sway the election process in Rocky View County, the last campaign provided sheer evidence of such intervention. In an unprecedented public relations operation, members of the development industry purchased the coveted page 3 of the Rocky View […]

Rocky View election night: Follow the results

Rocky View County has released the following information: Once the polls close on Monday, Oct. 16 at 8 pm, you can follow Rocky View County Municipal Election results in the following ways: Twitter Rocky View County will Tweet the results of each polling station count and the advance vote counts for each division as soon […]

County News in Election mode

The County News Online will not be publishing articles authored by Enrique Massot for the remainder of the 2017 Election Campaign. To find information about Division 1 Candidate Enrique Massot, please visit Thank you.

Advance screening: Ghost Valley’s journey through clearcut logging

Forest, Fins & Footprints featured at Beaupre Hall  On Thursday, November 23, @ 7 pm, the Ghost Valley community is invited to an advance screening of “Forests, Fins & Footprints.”  This is the movie that was made to document our community’s journey through clearcut logging. Come see our amazing landscape and our amazing community on […]

Opinion: Councillor gets special treatment

By Kim Magnuson Springbank I do wish that more people could come to Rocky View Council meetings on Tuesdays to see the antics that occur regularly, but I do understand that most people have other commitments. The September 12 Council meeting was full of such antics.  The most offensive was the abuse of process used to deal […]