BRUCE ROWE: Time to fix the ambulance system

Wildrose Party candidate Bruce Rowe says he wants to do something about the ambulance system in the province and ensure Albertan landowners’ rights are protected.

Wildrose Party candidate Bruce Rowe says he wants to do something about the ambulance system in the province and ensure Albertan landowners’ rights are protected.

Rowe, 69, is running in the riding of Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills.

“I have a passion for serving people and listening to Albertans . . . especially those who hold the solutions to our problems,” he said.

Rowe is a retired business owner and the former mayor of Beiseker, a village northeast of Airdrie.

If elected, Rowe plans to ensure Albertans’ property rights are strengthened, repealing bills 19, 24, 36 and 50.

Serving as a municipal politician for 10 years, Rowe said he’s seen a lot of frustration and these bills are inadequate.

He’s also concerned about the ambulance service in the province.

“I had one constituent call and tell me he had to wait close to 45 minutes for an ambulance during a suspect heart problem,” said Rowe, who used to sit on the board of directors for the once municipally-run Kneehill Ambulance Society out of Three Hills.

He said he’d continue to advocate for quality health care with a focus on local decision making and also push for stronger municipal funding.

Born and raised in Moose Jaw, Sask., Rowe’s family also owned a farm just west of Moose Jaw that he grew up working on.

He was an electrical contractor by trade and ran his own small business, Rowe Electric, for 35 years in Calgary.

He and his wife Carol later moved to Beiseker, where they now live. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Rowe was first elected to Beiseker council in 2001, as well as to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association board of directors.

Rowe officially retired from the private sector in 2005 and was mayor for seven years. For a time, he also acted as the vice-president of villages and summer villages for the AUMA.

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