July 9th, 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

 

June Update

 

How are you doing? As of this writing, we’re entering the 11th week of social and physical distancing. I don’t know about you but it is a challenge trying to function in some sort of normalcy. Thankfully, we are seeing some of the restrictions loosening and experiencing a sense of freedom. But I urge you all to continue to take these measures very seriously. With the warm weather I’m sure many, like myself, will feel like we’re not far from recovery but that’s far from the truth according to health experts. Let’s continue to think of the frontline, firstline and essential service folks who are keeping us safe. Not to mention the businesses who could use our patronage at this time as well. We need them as much as they need us. Let’s support each other.


A few weeks ago I had to make a decision regarding the SR1 dry dam project. As we are coming into the anniversary of the 2013 flood that devastated Division 1 and neighbouring communities along the Elbow River, many thoughts entered my mind. We’re now into 2020 and still nothing has been accomplished with regards to a defence against the threat of flood. Flood mitigation is essential to us growing and moving forward. I have always been a proponent of the MacLean Creek proposal. It has many benefits besides flood mitigation: recreation, tourism, drought mitigation, fire suppression, wildlife. On the actual morning of Council’s vote, the GoA threw in another $196.3M towards the SR1 project. And only weeks earlier, our neighbours, Tsuut’ina Nation accepted $32M and withdrew its opposition for monies to go toward building their own flood mitigation project. We were also just informed that the GoA was going to provide the additional $9.4M shortfall to complete the on-going flood mitigation work along the Elbow River in Bragg Creek. That is great news because I wasn’t looking forward to asking RVC ratepayers to dip into reserve funds during the current pandemic. Those injections of funds made me consider my options. What could RVC get from our withdrawal? What benefits could come to the county? To me, it was a business decision as the GoA is integral in bringing projects to RVC. A solid working relationship with the GoA is essential in building our future.


The vote to have RVC withdraw its opposition to SR1 was not an easy one. I approached my decision knowing that the National Resource Conservation Board (NRCB), responsible for reviews regarding major natural resource projects, could still terminate the project. If the NRCB finds flaws in the proposal, they will make sure they get fixed, make recommendations or ultimately stop the process. I hope when the details of the agreement are made public, people will see why I voted the way I did. But in the end, my vote was based on what’s best for the county and flood threatened areas namely Bragg Creek, Springbank and Redwood Meadows.


When Council voted 6-3 to step away from our opposition, I did make a Motion Arising that in the event any compensation would come to RVC, it would go toward the Springbank area and earmarked for recreational/cultural amenities. My hope is the regulatory process will bring to light that MacLean is more viable and sensible than SR1, and in the end we don’t walk away with nothing from the SR1 deliberations, I wanted compenstation for RVC, just like Tsuut’ina Nation.


RVC will continue to keep tabs on the regulatory approval process and we will continue to have the ability to ask questions as the process unfolds. Whatever the outcome, any project has to be done right and with the interests of the majority of residents in mind. In the end, this is far from a done deal and will still take time for a final decision to come to fruition.


When life in these times have slowed for many, political life has exploded both locally and throughout the county. Many conversations continue with the exploration of expanding our Hamlet area, the urgent need for internet and cellular connectivity, recreation, our seniors, firesmarting initiatives, rural policing and much more. Stay informed by visiting rockyview.ca.


Finally, I’d like to offer a huge thanks to the volunteers and board members/directors of various local organizations throughout Division 1 for offering their support to residents. Also, thanks go out to RVC staff and administration for providing the essentials that keep this municipality functioning. We need to work together and assist each other in these difficult times. Until next month, stay healthy and keep your distance.


— 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 May

 

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 bucks 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 to the SR1 (Springbank Dam) project. While the complete news release and details can be found here: https://www.rockyview.ca/NewsEvents/News/tabid/145/Article/1814/Rocky-ViewCounty-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 believe this project will cause short- 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:


7th Prize: Joanne Gimson (Rosewood) – Coffee Mug donated by Little Sweet Arts 6th Prize: Mark Hewitt (Country Lane) - $100 Gift certificate donated by Springbank 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 Mat. 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!

 

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