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Century Downs Racetrack and Casino cancels New Year's Eve fireworks, burlesque show

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino cancels New Year's Eve fireworks, burlesque show

Due to new COVID-related restrictions implemented by the Alberta Government on Dec. 21, Century Downs Racetrack and Casino has cancelled its burlesque dance performance and fireworks show that was slated for New Year's Eve.
101 Street closure still causing headaches for Springbank residents

101 Street closure still causing headaches for Springbank residents

While the Alberta government claims there was plenty of notice for the community, nearby residents in Springbank and Elbow Valley claim they didn’t find out about the closure until signage on the road directed them to take a lengthy detour.
Grow Calgary sets up farm animal sanctuary in Balzac

Grow Calgary sets up farm animal sanctuary in Balzac

Grow Calgary founder Paul Hughes has wanted to include animals in the Grow Calgary operations for some time, but under current bylaws in Calgary, said it wasn’t possible within the city.
Market madness: Balzac venues host Christmas shopping events on Dec. 4

Market madness: Balzac venues host Christmas shopping events on Dec. 4

Photo gallery: Balzac was abuzz with holiday shoppers on Dec. 4, a date when both New Horizon Mall and nearby Century Downs Racetrack and Casino hosted day-long Christmas markets. Airdrie and Rocky View County residents could spend the day perusing a variety of home-made goods at both venues.
Springbank art installation memorializes residential school children

Springbank art installation memorializes residential school children

As the topic of residential schools continues to be top of mind for many Canadians, Indigenous multimedia artist Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal recently unveiled a new art instalment honours First Nations youth who disappeared from the schools. The
Century Downs to host German-themed Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market)

Century Downs to host German-themed Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market)

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino is bringing back its German-themed Christmas market on Dec. 4 and 5, offering holiday shoppers the chance to seek out some locally made stocking stuffers while enjoying some authentic Germanic cuisine.
Rocky View County resident dies in fatal MVC on Highway 8

Rocky View County resident dies in fatal MVC on Highway 8

A 33-year-old Rocky View County man has died following a motor vehicle collision in Springbank on Oct. 11.
Springbank survey indicates need for greater river access

Springbank survey indicates need for greater river access

A survey carried out by the Springbank Community Association last month reveals a greater need for river access in the community following the proposed closure of an unofficial access point along Range Road 31 and central Springbank.
RCMP seeking assistance in Springbank aircraft endangerment incident

RCMP seeking assistance in Springbank aircraft endangerment incident

Cochrane RCMP are currently seeking assistance from the public with any information related to an aircraft endangerment incident that took place in late August.
Archery Day showcase coming to Rocky View County

Archery Day showcase coming to Rocky View County

Airdrie and Rocky View County residents can summon their inner Robin Hood or Legolas on Sept. 18, at a local event celebrating and promoting the sport of archery.
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