May 2016

Found 3 blog entries for May 2016.

 

Airdrie residents love Nose Creek Park, a 40-acre parkland on the south side of downtown.   In a recent survey, it was reported that 90% of residents had visited Nose Creek Park with its pathways and nature trails at least once over a two-year period. 

Now the City of Airdrie is launching an improvement plant to enhance the much-used park on the south side of the city as part of the Great Spaces Plan.  Starting next week construction will begin on park improvements which include a boardwalk along the south side of the pond, better washrooms, an improved concession booth and an exciting new amphitheatre.  It also includes refreshed landscaping.

The cost for this vast undertaking is pegged at $2.6 million. The funds were set aside in the 2016

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Parents of young children in Airdrie often find out about preschools through word of mouth and recommendations.  Most often, parents want to know:

  • Are the teachers nice?
  • What are the teachers’ qualifications?
  • What is the discipline policy?
  • What is the tuition?
  • What are the hours?
  • Is there a waiting list to register?
  • When is registration?
  • What will my child learn?
  • What is the teaching philosophy?
  • Who is on the board of this non-profit preschool?
  • How often are the toys cleaned?
  • Are there accommodations for children with special needs?

The list can go on and on. 

Kid’s Connection Preschool is licensed by the City of Airdrie and is located inside Genesis Place.  The school offers programs for kids from three

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The dry prairie surrounding the City of Airdrie does not pose as much of a fire danger as the tall pines of the Boreal Forest surrounding Fort McMurray but the threat is still very real.  Wind can whip a blaze into a raging ball of fire in a matter of minutes, as we have recently witnessed up north.

Fire extinguished

Tinder dry conditions throughout the province have resulted in hundreds of fires and Airdrie is just as vulnerable.  Recently, two acres of grassland on the south west side of the city burned on April 19.  Fortunately, the fire didn’t burn any Airdrie homes, outbuildings or cause any harm to people or wildlife.  The fire took three hours for firefighters to extinguish with 11 personnel and five pieces of equipment in the evening,

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