April 2016

Found 3 blog entries for April 2016.

With so many new communities on the south side of the city, it’s no wonder that Yankee Boulevard in Airdrie is so crazy busy.

The City of Airdrie recently conducted a study of traffic patterns on Yankee Valley just to determine the impact of more traffic from all the new neighbourhoods on that end of town. 

The first thing evident is that there is no left hand turn option from northbound Sierra Springs Drive which runs through the retail and commercial area west of the QEII and south of Yankee Valley Blvd.   With no left turn at this intersection, more traffic is opting to travel on Main Street which is putting too much pressure on this road – a road not designed to handle a lot of traffic.  ISL Engineering was contracted by the City of Airdrie

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In a unanimous vote, Airdrie city council approved a development for the community of Reunion earlier this month. Council had asked the developer, Slokker Canada West, to make several changes after the first presentation to council two years ago.

The revision was approved for the 12.34-acre project which includes the addition of 120 attached homes and an adult 50-plus development. 

Talks about what to do with this site, which is at 2084 Reunion Blvd, between a variety of developers and Airdrie council have been taking place for six years.

The original plan for this location was for a senior citizen’s complex and about 480 residential units but it was deemed unsustainable.

Slokker Canada West bought this parcel three years ago and with a

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Airdrie is home to one of 500 schools across the province to use energy completely driven by the winds of eastern Alberta.

École francophone d’Airdrie belongs to one of the 25 provincial school boards that started receiving wind from the Bull Creek wind farm, owned and operated by a Calgary firm called BluEarth Renewables. It’s a 29-megawatt wind plant with those tall white windmills with gigantic blades that lazily cut through the air, generating electricity as they go.  Bull Creek is near the Alberta and Saskatchewan border and at the present time cranks out enough energy to supply power to 10,000 homes.

Conseil Scolaire FrancoSud School Division has signed a long-term agreement with the Calgary-based company and started using renewable energy

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