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One out of four Bow River candidates addressing crowd was ‘inappropriate’
Rob Anders has officially announced he is running for the Conservative nomination in the Bow River riding. The Calgary West MP was dethroned in his own riding by Ron Liepert in a spring nomination and now hopes he will be elected as the Conservative member for the Bow River riding. In a news release Anders refers to himself as a “movement conservative known for his strong stands and conservative voting record.” It continues that Anders “has fought hard over the years for property rights, low taxes, gun rights and traditional family values.”
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Gem’s Centennial celebrated over the weekend
The Gem Centennial parade on Saturday boasted so many family floats, it created a parade backlog in the tiny hamlet. About 30 floats, including 10 family floats and numerous people on horseback, participated in the parade that was so large the front floats met up with back floats on the return loop. The Gem community grew to over 1,000 people during the centennial celebration. People travelled from all over including British Columbia, Washington State, Calgary, and Brooks. Abe Loewen, who is now 89-years-young, arrived in Gem in 1930 when he was five years old with his parents David and Elizabeth and two siblings.
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Local man honored for sport dedication
Years of dedication to the sport of trapshooting has landed Ron McConnell a spot in the Alberta Provincial Trapshooting Hall of Fame. The long-time Brooks resident was inducted on July 26. He was nominated by Robert Gruszecki, APTA vice president, who described him as a good mentor and leader. Gruszecki said McConnell does what he does because it is the way it should be done. “He is a remarkable guy.” Gruszecki, in his nomination package, said Ron’s accomplishments are many indeed, both as a builder and contributor to trapshooting and as a very accomplished shooter.
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Medieval faire crowd tops 6,000 people 

Another hail storm causes damages to crops and homes 

Fire code issues force hotel closure 

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