Vulcan Columnists | Vulcan Advocate
Confusion in Canada’s Pandemic Response
Many of you have contacted my office about the recently announced international travel measures. People are worried about the new testing and quarantine requirements, as well as what that means for them and their rights. I wanted to address these concerns, but also share information that may impact constituents.
Alberta farmers need fixes to the AgriStability program
The AgriStability program was once a key program for Alberta farmers, designed to protect them against large declines in farming income. Iconic Albertan cattle ranchers and grain farmers were especially reliant on it as a guaranteed backstop should they face a bad year. It accounted for millions of dollars in the pockets of farmers who needed it the most.
The Return of Parliament: Ensuring You are Heard
With the devastating effects of activist energy policies leading to the cancellation of Keystone XL and the need to lay the groundwork for an economic recovery, along with the need to ensure Canadians and Canadian Business have what’s needed in the fight against COVID, my colleagues and I in the Official Opposition have a big job ahead of us when Parliament resumes January 25th. That said, I am optimistic that Canadians will remain resilient and that our Conservative caucus is up for the challenge to hold the Liberals to account.
Let’s Talk About Vaccines
After all the heartache and adversity Canadians have faced since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. The approval of several vaccines brings hope that we may soon see the end of the pandemic. In this column, I want to share some observations about the rollout of vaccines and address three common questions that folks often ask.
NAPS receives plenty of support from community
Thank you to all the people who have supported the Nanton Animal Protection Society (NAPS) through supporting one of our fundraisers, having a Donation Jar in your place of business, held your own fundraising event for NAPS, made a donation in the memory of a loved one, adopted one of our cats or kittens, or made a direct donation to NAPS.
A Year In Review
2020 was a year where we witnessed a pandemic grip our world that has had serious health implications, led to millions of lost jobs, and held our nation hostage for close to a year. That said, Canadians have always stood strong in the midst of adversity and I am optimistic our nation will bounce back 2021.
Mayor looks back on 2020
As you read this I imagine most of you are wishing that we didn’t review, but rather forget about the year 2020. As the Covid 19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the entire globe, putting many business and municipalities at risk, our community have done our best to maintain a semblance of normalcy. Living in a remote region of the province has its benefits as we have had very few cases of this virus. We all know that currently the Government of Alberta has mandated province wide stronger public health measures including mandatory masking, and the suspension of the services of many of our local businesses. I know this is a real challenge, especially at this time of year, and I truly sympathize with you. As a result of the new measures all Town owned facilities (Arena, Curling Rink, Centennial Place, Community Center etc.) are closed until these restrictions are relaxed. I encourage you to hang in there while we get through these tough times.