PC legacy comes to an end in Rimbey-Rocky-Sundre riding

Since 1971, voters in the Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre riding have elected a Progressive Conservative, but that legacy ended on Monday with the election of a Wildrose MLA.

Joe Anglin brought his Bill 50 tour to Rimbey last week.

Since 1971, voters in the Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre riding have elected a Progressive Conservative, but that legacy ended on Monday with the election of a Wildrose MLA.

Former fibre optics engineer Joe Anglin defeated veteran PC Ty Lund, who has served the provincial riding for six terms.

Anglin had 6,418 votes over Lund’s 5,014 with 62 out of the 78 polls reported.

“I plan to hold this government accountable, there is no question, that is my goal,” Anglin said from the Super 8 Motel in Rocky Mountain House.

“I’m looking forward to representing this constituency but I have a lot of people to thank for this. This is not my doing, this was a real effort by a great number of people,” he said, adding that he has the upmost respect for Lund.

“He is a gentleman and when he was a cabinet minister he treated me with dignity.”

For 12 years, Lund served as a minister in Forestry and Parks, Infrastructure and Transportation, Agriculture and Rural Development and Government Services. Before entering provincial politics, Lund served in municipal politics in the area for 10 years.

New Democratic Party candidate Doreen Broska said she was surprised at the results.

“I was hoping for Ty,” she said, adding that she was pleased the NDP did well in Edmonton.

Liberal party candidate Mason Sisson blamed strategic voting for the overall Progressive Conservative success.

“Based on the polls before the election, the PCs should not have had this high of a lead and it has come at a direct cost to the Liberal party,” he said.

Calls made to Lund’s campaign office were not returned before press time.


Just Posted

Red Deer GoodLife no longer installing pool

Red Deer GoodLife Fitness members itching to swim will need to find… Continue reading

Hwy 2 detour Friday

Traffic detoured between Gaetz Avenue and Taylor Drive

Red Deer students are fighting subtle discrimination to help build a culture of tolerance

‘Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination’ marked at local high school

Updated: Man posing as U.S. Marine sentenced

Peter Toth pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing military decorations and documents

WATCH: Red Deerians can have a say about crime fighting

Municipality will poll citizens about policing priorities

Facebook crisis-management lesson: What not to do

NEW YORK — The crisis-management playbook is pretty simple: Get ahead of… Continue reading

Calgary remains interested in 2026 bid, but awaits word from feds, province

Calgary city council approved a slate of moves towards a possible bid… Continue reading

Online threat to U.S. high school traced to girl, 14, in Canada, police say

American authorities say a 14-year-old girl in Canada has been charged with… Continue reading

Comedian Mike MacDonald remembered for gut-busting mental health advocacy

If laughter is the best medicine, then standup veteran Mike MacDonald was… Continue reading

The Weeknd, Bruno Mars to headline Lollapalooza in Chicago

CHICAGO — The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys will… Continue reading

No rest for the retired: Opioid crisis fills empty nests as grandparents step up

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — She is a Newfoundland woman who worked hard… Continue reading

Duclos defends gender-neutral language amid criticism from opposition

MONTREAL — Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos defended Service Canada’s decision to ask… Continue reading

Lawyer and negotiator: Thomas Molloy is new Saskatchewan lieutenant-governor

REGINA — Lawyer and negotiator Thomas Molloy has been sworn in as… Continue reading

Most Read

Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month