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We hope this finds you well during these unprecedented times as we deal with COVID-19 and the impacts it is having on the world.

It has come to our attention that the Rocky View Weekly newspaper has run into some financial headwinds and will no longer be printing newspapers for delivery. We recognize that providing news and information to residents is important, particularly during these times, and that’s why Rocky View 2020 has decided to help by picking up some of the slack.

Our Executive Director Bruce McAllister has more than 20 years of experience working in some of the largest newsrooms in the country and so, he and our experienced team will endeavor to send you information updates on what’s happening in Rocky View and the region. With proven journalistic skills and integrity, we will be able to provide the facts, without the misinformation and hyperbole so often sensationalized by the eco-terrorists and anti-everything’s of the region.

Should you wish to receive our updates, just hit reply and let us know. And if you’d like to make a donation to our work as we continue to bring the important issues for landowners and all Rocky View residents to the forefront, please email execdir@rockyview2020.com and we will send you a pledge form.

ROCKY VIEW REPORT

Rocky View Council will resume regular meetings on Tuesday, April 28th, via video conference. The meetings will not be open to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, but you can view them online by clicking on the link below:

https://www.rockyview.ca/RockyViewCounty/tabid/56/ctl/Details/Mid/1533/ItemID/3180/Default.aspx?ContainerSrc=[G]Containers/_default/No+Container&SkinSrc=[G]Skins/RockyView/Home

We will send out summaries of some of the higher profile issues. The full agenda will be available to you online through the link above on the afternoon of Wednesday, the 22nd.

In other news:

As part of Rocky View’s decision to pursue “specialized municipality status,” they must revisit the drawing of electoral boundaries in Rocky View to ensure an equitable population distribution between divisions. Rocky View County is undertaking an analysis and review of the County’s electoral boundaries and elected official governance structure.

The County’s last major electoral boundary review was completed in 2000 and since then the County’s total population has increased by nearly 50%.

As always, administration is looking for your input before making a recommendation to Council. You can read complete details on what is proposed and offer your comments by clicking on the following link.

https://www.rockyview.ca/Government/Elections.aspx

Reeve Boehlke and CAO Hoggan continue to represent Rocky View residents by participating in regular teleconference meetings with the province along with CAO’s, Mayors and Reeves around Alberta. There is another call scheduled for this evening (April 20th) with Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu. These calls are not open to the public however Reeve Boehlke will provide updates on the content at the upcoming council meeting.

And speaking of Reeve Boehlke, below is the latest message from the Reeve sent out to Rocky View residents. We have pulled a quote for your convenience. The entire message can be read by clicking on the link below.

“CAO Hoggan has been working tirelessly with Council to make sure our core services including fire, road safety, enforcement, and utilities are operating as normal, and plans are in place to ensure that continues.” – REEVE BOEHLKE

https://www.rockyview.ca/NewsEvents/News/tabid/145/Article/1774/Message-from-the-Reeve-COVID-19.aspx

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