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Airdrie's 2016 year in review

A pancake breakfast, organized by Miss Teen Alberta Mackenzie Murphy and her pageant sister Miss Alberta Kali-Ann Ropchan, raised more than $10,000 on May 7.

MP implores Defence minister to listen

Our previous Conservative government worked hard to reverse the 'decade of darkness' the Chretien Government inflicted on our military. In fact, in our last year...

Airdrie's year in review

She earned 35.13 per cent of the vote, beating the NDP's Chris Noble, who earned 29.83 per cent of the vote and PC candidate Mayor...

Q&A with MP Blake Richards

3, Banff-Airdrie MP Blake Richards is preparing to serve in the opposition for the first time since his election in 2008. Duties as both critic...

Banff-Airdrie MP takes on two new roles

Blake Richards, Conservative MP for Wild Rose, speaks to the media at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct 31. The House voted in favour...

Richards re-elected to third term

Banff-Airdrie Conservative MP Blake Richards celebrates being re-elected Calgary Centre-North MP Michelle Rempel and supporters at Il Forno restaurant Oct. 19. Richards is starting his...

Federal election candidates to debate

All four candidates, including Conservative Blake Richards, Liberal Marlo Raynolds, NDP Joanne Boissonneault and Green Mike MacDonald have been invited to present their platforms and...

Candidates weigh in on Duffy trial

Boissonneault stated the trial hurts the Conservative's chances at re-election in ridings across the country, as MPs were elected on a platform of accountability, which...

NDP candidate begins campaign

Airdrie resident Joanne Boissonneault has thrown her hat in the ring for the upcoming Oct.19 federal election. She is running for the NDP party in...

Richards named hardest working MP

In the 2014 Politically Savvy Survey, Blake was named the hardest working conservative MP, but placed second overall. This year he has moved up to...

Federal government balances budget

Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver gets his tradition new pair of shoes at a North York Shoe Company store before tomorrow's budget in ottawa on...

MPs demanding Iran stop executions

"As Canadians we promote freedom, democracy and humanitarian aid and we will continue to do that." Weston said 200,000 signatures have been collected so far...

MPs fire on Canmore biathlon range

An hour of biathlon training followed the conclusion of the 2014 Alberta Conservative Caucus retreat held in Canmore on Sept. 4-5. “I suggested we come...

MPs' $1.4B summer spending spree

Infrastructure/Quebec regional economic development Minister Denis Lebel was the biggest spender in cabinet this summer, having handed out $400.2 million in cheques, including $425,000 to...

Former County reeve seeking federal seat

"(As reeve) you learn how to chair meetings, you learn how to deal with many different people with many different opinions," he said, explaining his...