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Wildrose leader makes Westlock stop

Less than 24 hours after participating in the televised leaders’ debate, Wildrose Party leader and Alberta premier hopeful Brian Jean brought his campaign through town on April 24.
Candidates square off

Candidates square off

Alberta’s dependency on fossil fuels, the Fort McMurray power line, education, the public service and gay/straight alliances were hot topics during Wednesday’s election forum.
Sand wins Aspen View by-election

Sand wins Aspen View by-election

Nancy Sand is the newest trustee for Aspen View Public Schools. Sand, who is from Smith, posted a convincing victory in the Apr. 7 by-election by a count of 168 to 103 to represent North-West Ward 1.
Kubinec says 2015 budget is a balanced approach

Kubinec says 2015 budget is a balanced approach

Good-bye flat tax and hello to a new progressive income tax. At least it’s new to Alberta residents who have only lived in the province since 2001.
Wildrose candidate takes harder look at 2015 budget

Wildrose candidate takes harder look at 2015 budget

Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock Wildrose Party candidate Glenn van Dijken joined other party members in labeling the 2015 budget as Alberta’s “second NDP budget.

MLA lauds budget

Increased taxes, cuts to government spending and more borrowing to pay down debt are the some of the takeaways from this year’s provincial budget.
Piquette hopes to follow in MLA father's footsteps

Piquette hopes to follow in MLA father's footsteps

Boyle’s Colin Piquette decided to run as the NDP candidate because he thought it was time for a change. Piquette was selected earlier this month to run under the NDP banner against Jeff Johnson in the Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater riding.
Wildrose gets their man

Wildrose gets their man

Dapp-area farmer Glenn van Dijken has been selected as the new Wildrose Party candidate for the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock constituency in the yet-to-be-set provincial election.

What have you done?

Since becoming Premier, Mr. Prentice has stated he must regain the trust of Albertans.

MP's bill seeks to further protect free speech

On the surface it seems like the Canadian Human Rights Act would be a good thing, but Westlock-St. Paul MP Brian Storseth says the act needs to be revised to ensure freedom of expression is respected.