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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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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Kneehill Regional Water Service Commission blasted by Provincial Auditor

A Provincial government auditor was critical of the Kneehill Regional Water Service Commission when Tim Ell, C.A., with Endeavor, provided a summary of his financial findings at a public meeting held in the Acme Hall on Monday evening, August 30. It was made clear that he would give his report but not answer a single question. The figures were facts that the Commission Board did not dispute. The deficit was staggering. The blame was directed at the Commission Board, with its Manager and Treasu

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Arson suspected in late night barn fire
Acme Fire Department was dispatched to a fire on the east side of their Village Saturday evening, around 11:30 pm. Linden Fire & Rescue was called in for backup, as was Carbon. Carbon was asked to stand down when firefighters realized upon arriving at the scene that an old abandoned barn was already fully involved.
There was no hope to save it, only to control it's spread to nearby fields and a residence, also abandoned. The barn and residence was on Heritage Drive, just across the road fro

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