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Opposition Finance Critic in Whitecourt Tuesday

One of the top dogs in the Wildrose Party was in town on Tuesday, meeting with the Whitecourt and District Chamber of Commerce.

Finance Critic Derek Fildebrandt heard on some of the local issues and what local business wants moving forward.

One of the topics discussed with the MLA was the Species at Risk act.

Fildebrandt’s home electoral district of Strathmore – Brooks just saw one of it’s major employers, Western Feedlots, close the doors and he wouldn’t take a chance to blame the Agriculture and Forestry Minister, Oneil Carlier.

Other items discussed were the upcoming minimum wage increase and the higher gas prices locally, something Fildebrandt wasn’t aware of.

The tour of high ranking Wildrose officials won’t stop there as Leader Brian Jean appears in Whitecourt Saturday morning.


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Wolverines Grab First Win of the Season

The Whitecourt Wolverines picked up their first win of the season on Wednesday, a 4 – 2 victory over the Calgary Canucks.

Whitecourt actually was down 2 – 0 after the first but scored four unanswered goals en route to the win.  Bryson Traptow had two power play goals and Pierce Diamond made 26 saves for the Wolverines.

They’re back at it tomorrow in Brooks.


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