August 4th, 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

 

July Update

 

Happy July. I hope you and your family are well and keeping your social distancing measures in check? As much as it
seems things are getting closer to normal each day with malls opening, bars & restaurants serving libations, and
recreation facilities tending to our physical & mental health, we still have to make sure we take a cautious approach as
we head into the summer months.


I want to congratulate all 2020 graduates this year on a job well done, all things considered, as we endure this pandemic.
Who would have ever expected it to go this way? As a parent of a graduated Springbank High School student, it wasn’t
easy to watch her go through the struggles of buying a grad dress, completing her studies, planning her uncertain post-
secondary pursuits and then to have grad and all of its pomp and circumstance postponed. Thankfully, bright minds
prevailed and the kids got to attend a drive-through ceremony (at Springbank HS), complete with socially-distanced
families, friends and teachers all cheering them on. Although my daughter was not entirely happy, I had to remind her it
was a historical moment. That didn’t help.
My SR1 Decision


Last month’s article, if you recall, I could not explain my rationale to vote against Rocky View County’s (RVC)
opposition to the Springbank Off Stream Reservoir proposal (SR1) due to confidentiality. That decision was intended to
relinquish opposition but not to support SR1. I want to be clear that I do not support SR1 and am in support of the
MacLean Creek design. I have left it up to the proper authorities to decide whether SR1 moves forward or dies. Having
said that, it was for these reasons I can now make public why I stepped away from my opposition. RVC received a
formal commitment from Alberta Transportation (AT) for the following:
1) Highway 566 and Range Road 11 Roundabout – Division 7;
2) Highway 22 and Highway 758 (White Avenue) Bragg Creek Roundabout/Intersection Improvement – Division 1;
3) Intersection Upgrade on Highway 560 at Garden Road – Division 4;
4) On top of that, should SR1 get the green light, the GoA will also contribute $10M to offset lost tax revenues (I made a
motion that those funds be directed to Springbank and area);
5) Also, RVC received the additional $9.4M from the GoA to complete additional flood mitigation costs for Bragg Creek
which were not originally anticipated. In total, with funds from the Federal Government and GoA, over $42M has been
allocated to protecting residents of Bragg Creek.


But if there was one reason that made me think hard, one which I know first hand that many agree with, it’s the fact that
we are getting a solution to the 4-way intersection leading into Bragg Creek. It has been a pain and a danger spot for
residents, our Tsuut’ina neighbours, visitors, businesses, and those passing through for many years. For as long as I have
been here, during my time on the Chamber, as a resident and as a business owner in the Hamlet, this has been a hot
issue. And for me, last summer, when I almost t-boned a vehicle that had pulled a u-ie in front of me near banded Peak
School, the aspect of safety, of lives, hit home. I could have seriously injured or even killed, the two young occupants of
the vehicle as I was traveling at 80KPH heading south on Highway 22. That incident to this day haunts on me and
weighed heavily in my decision to step away from RVC’s opposition.

 

In the end, for me, it was a decision that allowed RVC to not walk away empty handed and provide some measures to
ensure the safety of our residents and all those who visit. A few weeks prior, Tsuut’ina Nation accepted a $32M grant to
end their opposition. And on the day of the vote, the GoA allocated an additional $196M towards the project. To me
and most of my colleagues, the writing was on the wall.


Stay tuned as we continue to move forward. The berms are coming along and before you know it, we’ll be taking walks
with friends, family and visitors as we soak in our beautiful river community. Until next month, keep smiling even if no
one can see it behind a mask.


— Cheers, Mark

 

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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 July

 

After 3 months of shut down, I am relieved we are moving towards opening up. For many of us, our work
continued, albeit from a different location, but for others this time brought job loss, which is hard at any time in
our lives, but even harder when the city, province and much of the globe is closed. After living in Calgary for most of
my adult life, I have seen many ups and downs, as I’m sure most of you have – I’m confident we will return to a “new”
up, it may take some time but I know we’ll get there.


One of the sectors that performed very well during this time was the logistics/ warehousing sector. This is a sector of
the economy that Rocky View County has been attracting over the number of years, particularly in the East Balzac and
Conrich areas. Interestingly, I attended a talk by Todd Hirsch, who is the Vice- President and Chief Economist for ATB,
a number of years ago and while he wasn’t speaking about RVC, he mentioned that of all the sectors in Alberta that was
poised for growth, it was this sector. As Alberta was (and is) recovering from the O & G down turn, this sector has been
heating up, and during COVID-19, it boomed. I mention this, because like all municipalities, we rely on our commercial
taxes for a substantial portion of our operating budget, and no doubt, RVC, like everyone else, will likely see a slow
recovery and businesses that can’t survive. RVC continues to promote this sector and even at the height of shut down,
there was a large $100M investment into this sector which will bring $800,000 of property taxes annually to the
County. These types of investments are important so that we don’t have to shift the tax burden to residents.


It is also important to note that we were able to reduce property taxes 5% (from plan) to help during this time. For
residents it might only be $40 or $50 a month, but for our businesses it will be huge and hopefully allows them to be
here next year to contribute jobs to the economy. Rebuilding and attracting business will be important, not just to
improve the state of our economy but to ensure RVC remains one of the best municipalities there is. Our audited
financial statements are available and we achieved a $6M operating surplus.Tucking this away will help us ensure that
we don’t need to transfer the tax burden to you. I’m sure those in Calgary were wishing they were living in Rocky View
right about now! We are a strong regional contributor and we have clearly demonstrated this during these last few
years!


If you follow my Facebook page, you’ve already heard that Council voted 6-3 in favour of removing our opposition
totheSR1(SpringbankDam)project. The complete news release and details can be found here:
www.rockyview.ca/NewsEvents/News/tabid/145/Article/1814/Rocky-View-County-Signs-SR-1-Agreement.aspx. I
want you to know that I did not support this motion. I voted against this because I truly feel this project is not the right
project for flood mitigation for Calgary. I believethisprojectwillcauseshort-and long-term environmental problems for
Springbank and Calgary. I believe there are better solutions that actually protect more people, cost less money, provide
not only flood relief, but a water resource to use for drought protection and recreation. This is why I voted against this.

The silver lining, if you can refer to it as that, is that the $10M the County will receive if the project moves forward is
earmarked directly to Springbank for Cultural, Recreation and Community. It is a small benefit in the grand scheme of
things, but I hope will go towards building something in our community that will add value.


Finally, the contest I organized to support local business has wrapped up. The response by local businesses and the
community was fantastic. I’d like to give a huge shout-out to all the businesses that donated these fantastic prizes and to
the winners noted below:


Links 5th Prize: Brent Gordon (Harmony) – 2 Rounds of golf – donated by Springbank Links

4th Prize: Heather Clark (RR 31) – Complete auto detailing – donated by Stampede Collision
3rd Prize: Sarita Barrett (Country Lane) – $250 store credit donated by Mountain View Building Materials.
2nd Prize: Andy Biblow (Villosa) – $250 credit donated by Springbank Self Storage
Grand Prize: Trina Vitolianos (Harmony) – Kamado Joe Jr., charcoal, lawn chairs and $50 Co-op gift certificate donated
by Hanks Grills


Thank you everyone!


Kim McKylor,
Councillor, Division 2

 

Division 3: Kevin Hanson

kevin

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

 

Update pending