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Top 10 stories of 2016: Former Conservative MP Jim Prentice dies in a Lake Country plane crash

Former Kelowna Lake Country MP Ron Cannan, who worked closely with Prentice from 2006 to 2010, was one of many in the immediate aftermath who...

MP Dan Albas chooses sides in Conservative leadership race

Albas will join Robin Dhir and Sarah Weddell in heading Bernier's campaign in this province. “With 42 ridings, British Columbia is a key battleground in...

Kelowna veterans' affairs office to re-open in November

And, unlike his predecessor former Conservative MP Ron Cannan who was at the announcement Tuesday, Fuhr said there is a need for the case workers...

Kelowna-Lake Country MP named grand marshal of Okanagan Pride march

"He is supportive of our community and has shown his sense of commitment when he switched from being a long-time Conservative, in his words, to...

Albas: Liberal government acting just like Conservatives before it

Ottawa has once again been a busy week as a number of debates have been occurring while Bills progress through the House and in some...

Albas: Increasing gov't debt imposes real costs

When any level of government releases an annual budget, often the focus tends to be largely and understandably on what programs and projects an elected...

Liberal outspent Conservative to win Kelowna-Lake Country seat

Castanet.netMeanwhile, in Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, only figures for victorious Conservative incumbent Dan Albas and Green Party candidate Robert Mellalieu were available as of Wednesday. Albas spent...

Supporting the Energy East pipeline project

As a result the subject of pipelines has featured prominently in Ottawa this week including on Wednesday when the Liberal government will announce a new...

Tech Talk: Social media playing a role in politics

Dan Albas, who was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Central Okanagan - Similkameen - Nicola in the federal election, said social media is...

Albas: International trade top of mind

Trade is not a subject I have heard much feedback on in our new riding of Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola and as such I welcome your comments,...

Local politicians speak to Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

Kelowna-Mission MLA and B.C.'s Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Dan Albas, the Conservative MP for Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola and his party's inter-provincial trade critic,...

Newsmakers of 2015: Conservative party ousted from Kelowna

In addition to the simple fact it's difficult to find anyone with an unkind word about Cannan, he was running in a region that has...

MP's Report: GST increase not on Liberal agenda

This week began with several media headlines from Ottawa suggesting that the Liberal government was not ruling out a tax increase to the GST to...

Kelowna-Lake Country MP says he's close to opening an office in riding

... was moved out of Kelowna-Lake Country and into the new Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola riding for the 2015 federal election. Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, which includes West Kelowna,...

Premier says B.C. ready for refugees but Kelowna MP says municipalities are not

Fuhr said the refugee issue has been the issue he has heard the most about from constituents since settling into office following his surprise election...

Albas: Reform Act abandoned by Liberals and NDP

All the major political parties have now had their first full caucus meetings in Ottawa. These first meetings are important for a variety of reasons...

Local MP named trade critic for Conservative opposition

CBC.ca... Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas has been named interprovincial trade critic for the Conservative opposition in Ottawa. The appointment, by interim party leader Rona Ambrose,...

Albas: Conservative MP takes wait-and-see approach

I would also like to thank the many citizens who have shared comments and questions with me over the past few weeks. This input is...

Election 2015: Local MP's pension should soften loss

In terms of lifetime estimated benefits to age 90, 21 MPs are projected to collect more than $3 million, including MacKay ($5.9 million), Liberal Gerry...

Election 2015: Conservatives showing signs of concern in steadfast ridings

... to find the best option to unseat the Conservative Party, has put local Liberal candidate Stephen Fuhr as their best contender. In the Central...

Election 2015: Candidates tackle the economy, other issues, at Lake Country forum

When asked about the three most pressing issues facing the Canadian economy, the candidates had a variety of responses. Incumbent Conservative MP Ron Cannan told...

Election 2015: Liberal taunt draws feisty NDP reaction at Kelowna-Lake Country ...

Meanwhile, the man Fuhr and Bowman are trying to unseat, Conservative incumbent Ron Cannan, avoided the fray, sticking to listing achievements for the riding since...

Election 2015: All-candidates forum focus on seniors' issues

Only Conservative candidate Dan Albas wasn't present for the forum, as the candidates from both the Kelowna-Lake Country (KLC) and Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola (COSNA) ridings were...

Election 2015: For Conservative incumbent its the constituency work that matters

The Daily Courier (subscription)After nine years as the MP for Kelowna-Lake Country and nine years before that as a Kelowna city councilor, Conservative candidate Ron...

Election 2015: Where the political parties line up on aboriginal issues

Conservative candidate Ron Cannan told the as the MP for the last nine years, he has developed a good working relationship with leaders of...

Election 2015: Waters: Radio all-candidates forum a civilized affair

The AM1150 broadcast gathering - it could not really be called a debate because the trio of Conservative Ron Cannan, Liberal Stephen Fuhr and the...

Election 2015: Conservative candidate defends his party's record on the ...

But not so says Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Conservative candidate Dan Albas. The Tory incumbent defends the government's action on environmental protection, saying the process for environmental...

Election 2015: Kelowna-Lake Country NDP candidate believes her party's values ...

If Kelowna-Lake Country NDP candidate Norah Bowman defeats incumbent Conservative Ron Cannan in the Oct. 19 federal election, the popular local Tory will only have...

Election 2015: Federal election riding boundaries changed in Central Okanaagn

In an attempt to clarify who is running where, Conservative Dan Albas, Green Party candidate Robert Mellalieu (Central Okanagan-Similameen-Nicola) and Conservative candidate Ron Cannan (Kelowna-Lake...

Election 2015: Meet the candidates—Ron Cannan

Education: Graduated in 1981 from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton in business administration, major in marketing management; University of Alberta, supervisory management certificate...

Local Conservative candidates won't be muzzled

Despite national news stories saying Conservative candidates across the country have been told by the party not to participate in all-candidates' meetings or talk to...

Partisan politics delivered at public gathering to stop postal service cuts

The crowd that gathered outside the Capri Centre Mall, where incumbent Conservative Ron Cannan's constituency office is located, were solidly behind the them, cheering loudly...

Waters: One candidate representing two parties

- will it work in Kelowna-Lake ...Kelowna Capital NewsIn an interesting move, a group of Greenies has decided that unseating long-time Conservative incumbent Ron...

Kelowna-Lake Country Greens looking to a Liberal to represent them

Faced with the likely hood that a Green Party candidate would not unseat incumbent Conservative MP Ron Cannan, the group, lead by UBC Okanagan philosophy...

Albas: 'Why don't we abolish the Senate?'

One of my favourite days of the year is Canada Day. For an elected official it provides a unique opportunity to engage with many citizens...

Highway 97 upgrade underway in Lake Country

"Our government is pleased to invest in this project that will create local jobs and promote long-term economic growth in the region. Thisimprovement will make...

Feds fund Canada Day, National Aboriginal Day celebrations

KelownaNowRon Cannan, Conservative MP for Kelowna-Lake Country, said in a press release that $27,800 was awarded to local organizations including the Festivals and Special Events...

Letter: Harper gov't just adds to our debt load

Regarding your article on the differing views of our Conservative MP and the Liberal candidate on the federal budget [Stretching the Credibility of Balanced Budget...

Conservative MP, Liberal candidate differ on federal budget news

Kelowna-Lake Country Conservative MP Ron Cannan calls last week's federal budget a visionary document put together under the strong, intelligent leadership of Stephen Harper. Kelowna-Lake...

ELECTION 2014: Parnell: Why don't we vote and why we should

I mean, I really like former Kelowna city councillor and now Conservative MP Ron Cannan. He works hard, he knows my name, he talks to...

Kelowna Lake Country MP makes solemn trip home

After the harrowing turn of events on Parliament Hill, Kelowna Lake Country MP Ron Cannan came home Thursday to get some much needed sleep. “We're...

MP Cannan, Lake Country Coun. Dickie reacts to gun battle in Ottawa

Globalnews.ca "MPs and Hill staff owe their safety, even lives, to Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers who shot attacker just outside the MPs' caucus rooms," said...

Letter: Canada Revenue Agency auditing charitable organizations

The Canada Revenue Agency—which appears to have become an arm of the PMO—is currently auditing several Canadian charities, looking for suspect "political activity." The list...

Townhall meeting to focus on suicide prevention

The topic of suicide will be front and centre at a townhall meeting presented by the Okanagan Suicide Awareness Society with the support of local...

Letter: MP Albas should learn ins and outs of Parliament

In a recent report to constituents, Conservative MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla Dan Albas argues that Parliament (comprised of the Governor General for The Queen, the House...

Kelowna-Lake Country MP denies bullying fellow parliamentarian

Castanet.net The altercation followed a question from NDP MP Niki Ashton during Question Period. on Wednesday. Some NDP MPs say Fast accompanied his hand gesture by...

Kelowna-Lake Country MP accused of bullying in House of Commons

The altercation followed what NDP MPs say was a gun gesture International Trade Minister Ed Fast appeared to make with his thumb and forefinger towards...

NDP open Kelowna-Lake Country Federal NDP riding association

The founding meeting of the Kelowna-Lake Country Federal NDP Riding Associaiton takes place at Deli City Bunches Bistro, 1889 Springfield Rd. in Kelowna. NDP MP...

Letter: Albas 'reports' on PMO's 'talking points'

Isn't it reassuring to see (Okanagan-Coquihalla) MP Dan Albas happy about responses to “legislative initiatives”? (March 13 Capital News). Not wanting freshwater mussels to invade...

Cannan: The public helped craft federal budget

Ron Cannan is the Conservative MP for Kelowna-Lake Country. ron@cannan.ca. We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you...