March 30th, 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 February

 

Happy Leap Year! I was hoping I could get this newsletter out yesterday, but the day got away from me! Happy belated “real” birthday, anniversary, etc. to all those who have Feb 29th as a significant day in their lives! February has been a great month for Division 2 and Springbank at RVC. As most of you know, because I talk about this month over month, I have made significant progress on the recreation front. We know, and you keep letting me know, we need to maintain (at the very least) and hopefully upgrade our Springbank Park for All Seasons. We need to get a community space to replace our condemned old community hall. We need to get a few pathways in the ground, especially along RR 33. I have been setting the ground work for all of this since I was elected. Last week at Council, we finally and formally started this work. We have $2.2M of Municipal Sustainability funds that we will allocate to a project this year. We also have the net proceeds of a land sale (not in RVC and not lands required for schools) that will be fully dedicated to Springbank recreation. This will be a sizable start to the capital required many projects we need. I will continue to look for these opportunities, so that when we are ready, we will have capital available! There is land identified that may be suitable for a new Community Centre that could be donated, should Council and the Community Centre support this. This would drastically reduce the cost of building a new centre. As I mentioned last month, I have a motion ready that will introduce a “pathways first” planning methodology. While I haven’t yet had the right development come forward to introduce it, I’m hoping Council will debate this soon. And the modernization of our School Board Reserves agreement will ensure we have dollars/land available to meet our residents needs in recreation. And finally, overwhelming, those that took my survey last month indicated they would be willing to pay a small levy ($50-$100 per year/per household) if those monies would be used exclusively for recreation projects in Springbank. I have not explored this much further than asking for your feedback, but once we get a few projects going, I think this would be a valuable way to ensure continued investment into our community. I know you can read all the “doom and gloom” out there. Our provincial economy, our federal economy and those that continue to perpetuate the myth that RVC isn’t accomplishing anything – not true. Thank you to all people that continue to challenge those notions and negative ideologies by asking smart questions and researching truth. If you have a “community” group not dedicated to building community – ask yourself what they are really dedicated to?

 

Why do we need economic growth in Rocky View?

This short message (reposted from our Vantage Point Newsletter), from our CAO, Al Hoggan, explains this well:

Late last year, I decided to play a lead role in Rocky View County’s economic development activities. As you may know, Rocky View County is the envy of many Alberta municipalities for our strong balance of residential and commercial development, which allows us to keep taxes low and our economy stable. Although the County has seen tremendous success in the past, and continues to see a strong present, we’re not immune from the economic conditions facing Alberta. Many of the things the County buys to provide service to residents—from fire trucks to road salt—are going up in price at sometimes double or triple the rate of inflation. That leaves us with three options:

  • Cut service
  • Raise Taxes
  • Encourage Growth

Council has clearly indicated through its Strategic Plan that “growing intelligently” is one of our paths to success. By aggressively pursuing the right industrial and ommercial development, and ensuring strong, well-planned residential development, we can continue to grow the assessment base and provide Rocky Viewers with the services they demand at property tax rates they can afford. My team is working to reduce red tape at the County, while still ensuring that Council maintains the proper oversight of the municipality. We’re supporting Council on rewriting policies to ensure they provide sound and clear direction. And we’re ensuring that the County is known to be “open for business.” That doesn’t mean anything goes – it means businesses that are a good fit for the County will find a clear, fair, and supportive path to success as they join the Rocky View County family. We only need to look to some of our municipal neighbours to see what happens when there’s no economic growth. So far, we’ve been able to avoid the negative consequences that residents of those municipalities are facing. Under Council’s direction, intelligent growth in Rocky View County will help keep it that way.

 

Coffee Chat night:

I truly enjoy my coffee chat nights, having real conversations (face to face) with people is a highlight of my month. More often than not we chat about Springbank in general, but I’m able to take away questions when the answers aren’t readily available. In addition, and probably the best outcome, are neighbours meeting neighbours, from different areas, with different ideas and different questions – getting to know each other.

What a win that is!

March 25th (Wednesday) – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Harmony Discovery Centre

26 Arnica View

 

Upcoming Events:

March 4th – 6:00pm – Beekeeping Basics Seminar

March 21st – 6:30pm – A Skuzzy Beach Party (Bragg Creek)

March 25th – 6:00pm – Septic Sense Seminar

March 30th – 9:00am – Farm Transition Workshop

April 1st – 6:00pm – Vegetable Garden Seminar

For complete info on all County events:

https://www.rockyview.ca/NewsEvents/Events.aspx

Recently approved Development Permits:

Increased livestock density – Longeway Place

New Dwelling – Harmony

Renewal of Farm Dwelling/Mobile Home – RR 32 & TWP Rd. 251A

Golf Course Clubhouse (temporary) – Harmony

 

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