Respect Vegreville!

I would like to again add my voice to the chorus of support for the staff of the federal Case Processing Center (CPC) in Vegreville. 

Being the MLA of a small rural Albertan community, I fully appreciate the impact of the threatened job losses. Rural Alberta is full of competent and colourful people.

The federal government’s proposal would cut 280 jobs from the community, with devastating impact on local businesses, property value, and the staff residing in Vegreville.

Respect rural Alberta.

Respect Vegreville, and the CPC workers there.

Rochester’s Willing Workers club celebrated their 70th anniversary May 6

Athabasca Advocate – May 16, 2017

 “The most rare and precious commodity I think you can have would be your free time. And to spend that working to better your community rather than bettering yourself, I think really speaks well to you as individuals standing up.” 

Town & Country – May 16, 2017

“To have an organization like this last so long is pretty rare. If you don’t have volunteers, you don’t have community.”


Amber valley plaque unveiled; Amber Valley recognized for historic black settlement

Athabasca Advocate –
May 16, 2017

Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater MLA Colin Piquette spoke about how black communities have helped shape local communities, and also spoke about their role in shaping Alberta as well as Canada’s development.

“Monuments such as this one help to create a greater level of awareness and understanding of the significant events that contributed to our rich history,” he said.