June 3rd, 2020
 | Calgary, Alberta

Government MLA, MP, County

Miranda Rosin - MLA

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Constituency Office
206, 1080 Railway Avenue
Canmore, AB T1W 1P4
Phone: 403.609.4509
Fax: 403.609.4513
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Satellite Office
PO Box 313
#226 - 7 Balsam Avenue
Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0
Phone: 403.949.5090
 
Legislature Office
503C Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6
Phone: 780.643.1027
Fax: 780.638.3506
 
 
 
"Miranda Rosin is the United Conservative MLA for the provincial constituency of Banff-Kananaskis, representing approximately 48,000 people.  Miranda sits on the Legislative Committees of Public Accounts and Resource Stewardship.  Miranda was also appointed to the province’s Fair Deal Panel by Premier Jason Kenney.  Prior to politics, Miranda worked in marketing and market development.  Miranda holds her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with majors in marketing and international business from the University of Regina in conjunction with the Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce. “

 

John Barlow - MP

An update is pending

 

Blake Richards, MP

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First elected in 2008, Blake Richards was re-elected for a third time in the new ridingFirst elected in 2008, Blake Richards was re-elected for a third time in the new ridingof Banff-Airdrie on October 19, 2015.Blake serves as the Official Opposition Shadow Minister Democratic Institutionsand for Tourism.While serving on the government side of the House of Commons, Blake chaired twostanding policy committees and was Chair of the Parliamentary Tourism Caucus. Healso frequently represented the government in regional and national media.Always focused on the needs of his constituents, Blake has three times been namedCanada’s Best Constituency MP as well as Hardest Working MP, and in 2015received a Canadian Tourism Award for his work in Parliament on behalf of thetourism industry.

 

Constituency Contact Information

Airdrie Constituency Office

Address:

16-620 1st Avenue NW

Airdrie, Alberta

T4B 2R3

Phone Number: 403-948- 5103 or Toll Free at 1-800- 667-0410

Fax Number: 403-948- 0879

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Parliament Hill Office

Contact Information

Address:

House of Commons

Ottawa, ON

K1A 0A6

Phone Number: 613-996- 5152

Fax Number: 613-947- 4601
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Community Office Hours

The first Thursday of every month at the following locations:

–      Canmore, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Civic Centre, located at 902-7 th Avenue

–      Banff, 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Rundlestone Lodge, located at 537 Banff Avenue

–      Cochrane, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cochrane Dodge, located at 6 River Heights Drive

 

Rocky View Councillors

Division 1: Mark Kamachi

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Southwest Rocky View County, Bragg Creek
403-861- 7806
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Boards & Committees

  • Agriculture Service Board
  • Bow River Basin Water Council
  • Elbow River Watershed Partnership
  • Municipal Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Policy and Priorities Committee
  • Rocky View West Recreation District

 

September Update

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer. As for myself, as evidenced by last month’s photo review, it was busy and fun. There’s never a shortage of things to do, good or bad, as your councillor. Thankfully, most of it has been good. Thanks to everyone for being so understanding and patient with myself, my colleagues and administration/staff. We are collectively working harder to make Rocky View the envy of every municipality in Canada.

 

It’s hard to believe that at the time of this writing we’re finally experiencing a stretch of sun and warmth that resembles summer: a stretch of sun and heat, smores by the fire and incessant scratching of mosquito bites. Although this summer’s weather pattern didn’t provide enough of this so far, there is still hope as summer doesn’t end until the 23rd. If there’s a sunny side to this, at least we didn’t get inundated with smoke from wildfires as we saw in previous summers. I’ll breathe to that.

 

A FireSmart update

 

I want to thank the residents who made the effort and took the time to take advantage of the second Rocky View County Chipper Days held on the weekend of August 11th and 12th at the Bragg Creek Water Plant. We took in twice the amount of pick-up/trailer loads over the inaugural event held back in September. That’s over 85 loads equating to about 4000 pounds (1800+ kilograms) of green waste.

 

I also want to thank those who made this possible: the volunteer FS Committee, volunteer Fire Services members from all over RVC (Redwood Meadows, Bearspaw, Elbow Valley and Langdon) and the volunteer residents who came out to lend a hand. They worked tirelessly throughout the weekend in the pouring rain and cold to make this a huge success. Their efforts deserve a huge round of applause (insert sound effect here). Let’s make the next one even better. Please keep your ears and eyes open for the announcement of the next Chipper Days event planned for this month. Again, keep FireSmart on the top of your ‘to-do’ list. Just because things are cooling down doesn’t mean you should when it comes to FireSmarting your property.

 

Moving on. Or not.

 

I am talking about the intersection at the convergence of Highway 22, Highway 758 (White Avenue which is under provincial jurisdiction) and Balsam Avenue. As far as what I have been told by Senior Leadership at RVC, we are awaiting for our Transportation Minister, Ric McIver’s response to RVC’s letter requesting that the Province maintain the previous Government’s commitment to fund the project and complete the upgrade with RVC funding 25% of the project. Let’s hope that the conversation continues between all government levels and our Tsuut’ina neighbours.

 

Flood Mitigation

 

With all land acquisitions complete we hope to see construction begin shortly. As winter approaches, RVC will get moving on this so that little time is wasted in moving forward for infrastructure that this area is in dire need of. It has taken many years of conversations and negotiating to get to this step, let’s just get the flood mitigation built and move forward. Enough already.

 

A Pipeline just west of Hwy 22

 

If you’ve noticed the pipeline construction activity just north of the Highway 8 traffic circle on Highway 22 along Township Road 242, you’re not paying attention to the road. Eyes forward.

 

The West Path Delivery Project is part of Nova Gas Transmission’s (a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans Canada Pipelines Ltd) expansion project whereby they will be constructing 22.5km of new pipeline along with related infrastructure between Cochrane and lands just west of Hwy 22 in Division 1. For full details, Google “NOVA Gas Transmission West Delivery Project”.

 

More Road Construction

 

Finally, when our traffic issues seem to become more and more of a discussion point we have to remember, we do not have the luxury of year round construction opportunities. We have to pave while the ground is hot.

 

You’ve been seeing and experiencing the reorganization of the cloverleaf at the intersection of Highway 22 and Highway 1 being conducted by Alberta Transportation. This is being done in the name of safety. I’m sure many of you have experienced the ‘near misses’ not to mention having heard of deaths that have occurred in that vicinity. Please make sure you adhere to the warning signs, posted speed limits and traffic controllers as you make your way trough there. Have patience, respect the workers and drive safe.

 

Again, thanks for your time and please feel free to chat me up anytime. Follow me on Facebook @Mark AdSamurai Kamachi or Councillor Mark Kamachi, Instagram and Twitter.

 

Drive safe. And smile.

 

– Cheers, Mark

 

Division 2 - Kim McKylor

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Springbank
403-462- 9207
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Boards & Committees

  • Municipal Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Policy and Priorities Committee
  • Rocky View School District/Rocky View County Joint Working Committee
  • Springbank Park for All Seasons Agricultural Society

 

Division 2 - A Look back at April

 

The world continues to be a different place. Social distancing continues, working from home, masks, gloves, long lineups at grocery stores and non-essential businesses remaining closed, we have all had to adjust to a new way of living. I can honestly say that I will be glad when we will have a new state of normal, I miss people and doing things (like getting my hair cut!). I don’t like the feeling seeing empty shelves at the store, or the utter frustration when waiting in long lineups. But, our family has adapted, as I’m sure yours has too. This pandemic has shown us what we are capable of, adapting quickly, when the situation requires it and this really demonstrates our own resiliency. Last month I spoke of silver linings and this is another!


The County also adapted and we held our first “virtual” Council meeting on April 28th. The Council meeting actually went quite well. We managed a full day of Council business with few technical glitches and accomplished a great deal of work. We will be holding additional Council meetings in May, which will include some public hearings, while adhering to all the rules currently in place. The County office is doing a soft opening on Monday, May 4th. Appointments will be required; masks and sanitizer will be available and protocols will be in place to ensure safety. This is a positive step forward, and I’m hopeful that as the Province moves through the relaunch strategy recently announced, Rocky View will return to our new normal as well. During the last Council meeting, Council approved a number of things. One of the best things for Division 2 and all of Springbank is an investment into recreation. Using MSI funds (Municipal Sustainability Initiative) that were set aside specifically for Springbank over 8 years ago, I was able to work with the Springbank Park for All Seasons and our Recreation project to start a number of lifecycle capital projects (taking advantage of the closure right now). We have applied for just over $1,000,000 from the Province which will go a long way to ensure the facility is kept up to date and working well for residents. In addition, an off-leash dog park was identified years ago as something that residents would greatly appreciate, so we have applied for an additional $100,000 to modify some County owned land in Commercial Court to provide an area for folks to exercise their dogs in a secured fenced in area. Ultimately this land should be used or sold as it is more commercial land, but for the next number of years we can enjoy it as a community amenity. Once the MSI is approved, it shouldn’t take long to get this park built so stay tuned for further news on that. There is still about $1.1M of MSI monies available for recreation in Springbank so I’m working with our community leaders to try to identify additional projects we can move forward one.


Council also approved a 3% decrease in property taxes for 2020 - which is in addition to the 2% increase we had already approved, so functionally your property taxes will be 5% lower than they would have been pre COVID. We are trying to do what we can to put in programs that make sense, that don’t cause you or the County future problems down the road. We are in good financial shape right now and will move forward with a few projects, that hopefully turn out to be solid investments in our future. There may be concern about investing in larger capital projects, but ultimately this might be the time to invest rather than retreat. Council is mindful of these decisions and I want to assure you that while on the surface it might seem wise to hold off, our decision to continue with the servicing for West Balzac is because this area still represents an opportunity for growth, and there is a possibility that we can receive funds from the Province or Federal Government towards this project. We need to be a part of rebuilding our economy and not a bystander, I think RVC will well positioned to participate in the relaunch of our economy. Council also voted on my motion to table the Springbank ASP until July 28th. Ultimately, I think the plan isn’t the best it can be. Even before I was elected, I wasn’t a fan of a large Springbank ASP and truly believe we need to approach certain areas with specific focus. While this could be accomplished in one plan, I think residents and the County would be better served if the plan area was split into 2 or 3 each with its own ASP. The content is really already done so I’ve requested that administration hold a workshop for Council so we can work on it, perhaps redraw some map lines and come back with a new plan. I don’t want to hold this new plan up for long as residents, administration and Council have been working on this since 2014. Once this comes back to Council on the 28th of July the public will have another look at. I don’t believe there will be substantive changes, but we will see. Also, here another reminder about my celebration of local business contest (see last page). Entries accepted until May 30th.

 

Division 3: Kevin Hanson

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Elbow Valley, Springbank
403-463-1166
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Division 3 – Councillor Update – ending 2019

 

Update pending