Scrapping the Long Gun Registry: I appreciate the calls and emails that continue to come in to me supporting our Conservative government's commitment to scrap the wasteful long gun registry.  When the House of Commons reconvenes in September, Manitoba MP Candice Hoeppner's Private Members Bill C-391, to abolish the gun registry will be one of the first votes I cast on our behalf.  This Bill is as close as we have come to eliminating the costs and hardship caused to rural Canadians, including duc

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Torrington's Gun Show got off to a fantastic start on Saturday, August 28, as the event pulled in a record crowd just one hour after the doors opened. It was wall to wall people for about an hour and there were a few vendors who mentioned how very cramped it would have been if the organizer had permitted more vendor tables. Saturday alone recorded almost 900 people coming through the doors, whereas last year the tally was just under 1000 for both days.
If you are a novice to these events, it i

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Rural Alberta's Development Fund (RADF) has announced it is accepting applications for program funding again. The company will distribute the balance of its funds (approximately $30M) over the next 18 months to satisfy its mandate.
The application process, eligibility and funding criteria remain the same as before. However, the company will be placing an emphasis on supporting projects that build community capacity in rural communities of 20,000 or less. "This approach is a win-win as it provide

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Communities go above and beyond for Wild Pink Yonder

 

It was impossible not to notice the transformation that took place in the local communities involved in Wild Pink Yonder last week. The support shown was outstanding, from pink businesses, houses, people and vehicles, to the money raised by each municipality.
The Village of Acme is still receiving donations for the Wild Pink Yonder fundraiser for cancer, and so far has collected over $2,000. While in Acme for the evening of August 24th, the riders were treated to a potluck supper and entertai

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