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Conservative Blaine Calkins was re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe. (Photo contributed)

Calkins re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe

Conservatives retain Red Deer seat

Photo by Elections Canada

Polls for 2021 federal election have closed in Alberta

Polls for the 2021 federal election opened at 7:30 a.m. and closed…

Harry Joujan, Maverick Party.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (Maverick Party)

Maverick: Harry Joujan

  • Sep 20, 2021
From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O’Toole (Conservative). From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O’Toole (Conservative). From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)
David Ondieki, Liberal.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (Liberal)

David Ondieki, Liberal Current occupation: Nurse manager with Covenant Health and AHS.…

  • Sep 14, 2021
David Ondieki, Liberal.
Tanya Heyden-Kaye, NDP candidate

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (NDP)

NDP: Tanya Heyden-Kaye

  • Sep 14, 2021
Tanya Heyden-Kaye, NDP candidate
Joan Barnes, no affiliation.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (no affiliation)

No affiliation: Joan Barnes

  • Sep 14, 2021
Joan Barnes, no affiliation.
Blaine Calkins, CPC

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (CPC)

Blaine Calkins, CPC Current occupation: Licensed Medical Laboratory Technologist What are the…

  • Sep 14, 2021
Blaine Calkins, CPC
Megan Lim, People’s Party of Canada.
Megan Lim, People’s Party of Canada.
Matt Watson, Libertarian candidate.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (Libertarian)

Libertarian: Matthew Watson

  • Sep 14, 2021
Matt Watson, Libertarian candidate.
Alberta premier says targeted approach needed to prevent COVID-19 resurgence

Alberta premier says targeted approach needed to prevent COVID-19 resurgence

Alberta premier says targeted approach needed to prevent COVID-19 resurgence

Alberta premier says targeted approach needed to prevent COVID-19 resurgence
Fate of two Canadians could be affected by Meng decision: former ambassador

Fate of two Canadians could be affected by Meng decision: former ambassador

Fate of two Canadians could be affected by Meng decision: former ambassador

Fate of two Canadians could be affected by Meng decision: former ambassador
Alberta Party nominee Myles Chykerda, NDP nominee Doug Hart, UCP incumbent nominee Ron Orr, Freedom Conservative Party nominee nominee Keith Parrill, Alberta Independence Party nominee Tessa Szwagierczak and Alberta Advantage Party nominee Shawn Tylke all debated the current issues facing the province including healthcare, education, seniors care, the economy and taxation. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

WATCH: Lacombe-Ponoka candidates debate the issues at Chamber forum

Healthcare, education, taxation and seniors care were the main issues spoke about at the LMC

Alberta Party nominee Myles Chykerda, NDP nominee Doug Hart, UCP incumbent nominee Ron Orr, Freedom Conservative Party nominee nominee Keith Parrill, Alberta Independence Party nominee Tessa Szwagierczak and Alberta Advantage Party nominee Shawn Tylke all debated the current issues facing the province including healthcare, education, seniors care, the economy and taxation. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Lacombe-Ponoka all-candidates forum in Ponoka draws big crowd

Lacombe-Ponoka all-candidates forum in Ponoka draws big crowd

Candidates discussed healthcare, equalization, seniors, carbon tax, safe consumptions and crime

  • Apr 2, 2019
Lacombe-Ponoka all-candidates forum in Ponoka draws big crowd
Ponoka resident and longtime NDP advocate Doug Hart was acclaimed as the NDP candidate for the Lacombe-Ponoka area. This will be Hart’s fifth run as the NDP candidate.                                File photo

Ponoka’s Doug Hart makes provincial run under NDP banner

This is Hart’s fifth run in the Alberta provincial elections

  • Mar 5, 2019
Ponoka resident and longtime NDP advocate Doug Hart was acclaimed as the NDP candidate for the Lacombe-Ponoka area. This will be Hart’s fifth run as the NDP candidate.                                File photo
Lacombe Express File Photo

Ron Orr seeks second term as MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka

Incumbent MLA hopes to reignite Albertan economy

Lacombe Express File Photo
Alberta Party candidate first on the board for Lacombe-Ponoka

Alberta Party candidate first on the board for Lacombe-Ponoka

Myles Chykerda hopes his party can take ideology out of provincial politics

Alberta Party candidate first on the board for Lacombe-Ponoka
Bentley area horse trainer recovering from serious accident
Bentley area horse trainer recovering from serious accident
One person was flown to an Edmonton hospital Jan. 7 after a serious two vehicle collision on the QE2 at the Wetaskiwin exit. The southbound lanes were closed while members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit investigated and emergency crews cleared the scene.                                Photo submitted

UPDATE: One person flown by STARS after serious collision on QE2 near Wetaskiwin

Southbound lanes were closed until about 12 p.m. on the QE2 near Highway 13

One person was flown to an Edmonton hospital Jan. 7 after a serious two vehicle collision on the QE2 at the Wetaskiwin exit. The southbound lanes were closed while members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit investigated and emergency crews cleared the scene.                                Photo submitted