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Airdrie, Alberta

Full nameAirdrie
Official nameCity of Airdrie
Settlement typeCity
RegionCalgary Region
Census division6
- Village

September 10, 1909
- TownMay 1, 1974
- CityJanuary 1, 1985
MayorPeter Brown
Governing bodyAirdrie City Council
Glenda Alexander
Murray Buchanan
Fred Burley
Ron Chapman
Kelly Hegg
Allan Hunter
ManagerPaul Schultz
MPBlake Richards (Wild Rose - Cons)
MLARob Anderson (Airdrie-Chestermere - Wildrose Alliance)
Total Area12.8 sq mi (33.10 km2)
Elevation3572.8 ft (1089 m)
Total Population28927 (2006)
Density (pop.)874.0/km2 (2263.7/sq mi)
DemonymAirdrite; Airdronian
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
Postal code spanT4A, T4B
Area code403
HighwaysQueen Elizabeth II Highway

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Airdrie is a city in Alberta, Canada, located just north of Calgary within the Calgary Edmonton Corridor. The City of Airdrie is part of Calgary's Census Metropolitan Area and a member community of the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP). Due to its proximity to Calgary, Airdrie's population has been exploding in recent years. The city's boundaries are completely within the rural Rocky View County.

The Canada 2006 Census reported Airdrie to have a population of 28,927. As of the 2010 municipal census, Airdrie's population was 39,822.

Airdrie was first established as a railway village in 1889 during the construction of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway, named for Airdrie, Scotland. Today, Airdrie is a scenic bedroom community and industrial centre. Its primary body of water is Nose Creek, which is the focal point of a number of city parks and green spaces including Nose Creek Park. The park hosts the annual Airdrie Festival of Lights in the Christmas season. Other annual festivals include the Canada Day Parade and the Airdrie Pro Rodeo. Airdrie's primary cultural venues include the Nose Creek Valley Museum and the Bert Church Live Theatre.

Airdrie is situated on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (Alberta's busiest highway) which connects Calgary and Edmonton, thus making it a small transportation hub. Airdrie is also served by the small Airdrie Airport that does not provide regular scheduled flights. The closest major airport is Calgary International Airport.

Airdrie is home to several sporting franchises. Major teams include the Knights of Airdrie, a senior men's lacrosse team that plays in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League. The Airdrie Thunder, a Jr. B level hockey team that competes in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League. Team Airdrie is a Jr. C level hockey team that competes in the Calgary Jr. C Hockey League.

Recent annexation of land by Airdrie to the south, coupled with recent expansion of Calgary's city limits in July 2007, have placed the two cities' boundaries within only a few kilometres of each other.

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Calgary Herald--The developer/builder of Windsong in -Airdrie- recently was honoured for having a customer satisfaction rate of almost 94 per cent -meaning those customers would recommend the company to family and friends. As a result, Mattamy Homes recei - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 08:57:44 GMT+00:00
Rower earns provincial title during her first year - Airdrie City View Tweet this news
Airdrie City View--But that didn't stop her from winning the two-kilometre junior novice category at the -Alberta- Indoor Rowing Championships in Lacombe last month. The 17-year-old, who lives on a farm 12 kilometres east of -Airdrie-, is a first-yea - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 10:07:41 GMT+00:00
Add to the family this weekend - Airdrie Echo Tweet this news
Airdrie Echo---Airdrie- residents looking for a new addition to their family may want to stop by Global Pet Foods this weekend. The -Alberta- Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) is holding an adopt-a-thon at the -Airdrie- store April 9 from ... - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 01:28:27 GMT+00:00
Local soccer player heading to international tourney in Texas - Airdrie City View Tweet this news
Airdrie City View--While -Airdrie's- outdoor soccer season is on hold until the remaining snow melts, one player will head elsewhere to play the game. Curtis Contenti, 16, plays Tier 1 soccer in Calgary and travelled to Vancouver, BC with his Foothil - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 10:07:52 GMT+00:00
Calgary man admits posing as cop, abducting child - Vancouver Sun Tweet this news
Vancouver Sun--Minutes after the girl was taken from the Deerfoot Mall on Feb. 24, an RCMP officer stopped Dionne near -Airdrie-, Alta. The officer gave Dionne a speeding ticket and allowed him to leave. The girl was later dropped off, unharmed, at a McDo - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 16:45:25 GMT+00:00
Integrated is 'preference' - Airdrie Echo Tweet this news
Airdrie Echo--Last year, the city spent millions of dollars to hand over control of the city's ambulance to -Alberta- Health Services and reinvent the -Airdrie- Fire Department as a standalone service. But after hearing the results of the ... - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 20:00:27 GMT+00:00
Local company rides to conquer cancer - Airdrie City View Tweet this news
Airdrie City View--An -Airdrie- company's employees raised more than $45000 during last year's Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer and they plan to don their bike shorts again this spring. Staff from TransCanada Turbines will suit up for the two-day - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 10:06:08 GMT+00:00
Crop prices and weather are farmers' two biggest hurdles in 2011 - Airdrie City View Tweet this news
Airdrie City View--Leonard Wright farms 1000 acres of barley, wheat, canola and peas 20 kilometres east of -Airdrie-. He said 2010 was favourable for him. “Last year's crop was one of my better crops because of the good amount of moisture,” said - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 10:01:44 GMT+00:00
Ambulance response times slower under Provincial regime - Airdrie City View Tweet this news
Airdrie City View--Prior to AHS take over, ambulances were located in two -Airdrie- Fire Halls. At transition, EMS vacated the fire station buildings and moved into one station located in the southeast part of the city. From July to December of 2009 when - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 10:02:04 GMT+00:00
Country singer helps cancer fight - Airdrie Echo Tweet this news
Airdrie Echo---Airdrie- residents are being invited to come out Saturday night to support cancer patients across -Alberta-. -Airdrie- musician Mark Lorenz will be holding a silent auction and cabaret benefit concert Saturday night, ... - Date : Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:27:43 GMT+00:00

* Population: 28,927
* Land area: 33.1 km2 (12.8 sqmi)
* Population density: {{formatnum:1,150 people/km2 ( /sq mi)}}
* Median age: 32.6 (males: 32.2, females: 32.9)
* Total private dwellings: 13,375
* Dwellings occupied by permanent residents: 13,080
* Median after-tax household income: $69,762

Year Population
1941 191
1976 1,408
1981 8,414
1991 12,456
2001 20,382
2006 28,927

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