|Candidates not thrilled by Conservative waiver of Anders|
Now that he is approved as a Conservative candidate for the Bow River riding, candidate Rob Anders has finally surfaced.
“I did not feel like I wanted to make a ballyhoo until we received our waiver,” Anders told the Bulletin last week.
He spent much of the interview with the Bulletin discussing petitions that include putting sex offenders in jail, veteran’s volunteer service medals, freedom for elected officials to be pro-lifers and calling for a judicial enquiry into the search and seizure of weapons during the 2013 High River flood. Full Story >
|Conservative candidate forum on Thursday|
It’s been a short and sometimes confusing campaign for Bow River Conservative candidates but it will finish with the nomination vote on Sept. 20.
With the provincial Progressive Conservative leadership happening during the same time as the federal nomination, summer holidays and the fact it is a new riding all added confusion to the process.
“That was a challenge to try to get people to understand that no this isn’t the PC leadership. It’s something totally different,” said candidate Martin Shields.
“There were factors that made it more challenging,” he added. Full Story >
|That’s a lot of water|
The Eastern Irrigation District ended August with their second ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
After his ice bucket event, interim general manager Ivan Friesen challenged EID staff.
So after donning safety helmets, about 200 gallons of ice water was dumped on the group from the bucket of a front end loader. Through the efforts of the EID, about $1,000 was raised for ALS.
Doug Wiebe, 56, who has ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), said the challenge “takes your breath away” as does the disease.
Wiebe was diagnosed with ALS two years ago and was forced to stop working after 30 years at DaPaJo. Full Story >
|Toy Library looking upwards for support|
September is a busy month for the Brooks Toy Library.
Spider-Man and Sleeping Beauty will be stopping by to lend a hand for their Sept. 20 Capes and Crowns event while children will send a grown man up onto a roof to raise $10,000 for the facility on September 16.
Executive director at the library Debbie Kowal said officials approached Michael Macdonald to see if he’d be willing to spend an undetermined time on the roof of his business Movie Experts. Full Story >