LUKE OUELLETTE: A strong voice for consituents

Tory incumbent Luke Ouellette says he’s a strong voice that can get the job done for Innisfail/Sylvan Lake constituents.

Tory incumbent Luke Ouellette says he’s a strong voice that can get the job done for Innisfail/Sylvan Lake constituents.

In this three terms, Ouellette secured $16 million in funding to twin Hwy 11 from Red Deer to Sylvan Lake, and an estimated $4.5 million to expand Memorial Trail from Hwy 20 to Range Road 15, in Sylvan Lake.

But the long-standing Tory MLA says there’s still work to be done.

The need for an urgent care centre in Sylvan Lake is foremost on his mind. Ouellette said he has talked to the Health Minister about the importance of the facility and believes the centre will become a reality.

Ouellette was first elected in 2001 and again in 2004, and 2008. Over the years, the Sylvan Lake resident held various cabinet posts including infrastructure and transportation minister, and most recently transportation minister until October 2011.Ouellette said his campaign focus is on roads, education and health care.

One issue that continues to come to light on the campaign trail is the province’s controversial decision to make the high-collision intersection at Hwy 11 and Hwy 781 a “right-in, right-out” configuration instead of installing traffic lights in Sylvan Lake.

“The big thing about that intersection is safety,” said Ouellette. “The fatalities they had there were left turns fatalities. If you look up any stats lights do not stop any left turn accidents …Yes, there are people say we are not listening. I think it is driven from the opposition but really I’ve listened a lot in Sylvan Lake.”

Ouellette said when the Tories get a threat from another party, it’s not time to roll over and play dead. He said the party is not old and tired as other Alberta political parties allege.

“We rejuvenate,” he said. “We move forward. I think that we live in the very best province in the best country in the whole wide world. I don’t want that to change. I don’t think we got there by accident.”

crhyno@bprda.wpengine.com

Just Posted

Man and dog dead after early morning house fire in Lethbridge

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Officials say a man and a dog are dead… Continue reading

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

OTTAWA — The federal government is fighting a proposed class-action lawsuit against… Continue reading

May says Greens will work with any party that has a serious plan for the climate

OTTAWA — With three months until Canadians vote in the next federal… Continue reading

Joe Hittel rappels down 12 storey building in Red Deer – again

Eighty four year old Red Deerian was not afraid to rappel down… Continue reading

Indigenous nation in Washington State seeks meeting with feds on Trans Mountain

VANCOUVER — The Lummi Nation in northwest Washington state is requesting a… Continue reading

Fashion Fridays: 5 casual summer dress styles

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Hotels face battle over whether to help US house migrants

DETROIT — There’s a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels.… Continue reading

Thousands visit Illinois governor mansion after renovations

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Thousands of people have visited the Illinois governor’s mansion… Continue reading

Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study

VANCOUVER — High school students in Canada may not be getting the… Continue reading

‘Us and them’: influence of Quebec anglos on decline with new Coalition government

MONTREAL — Last March, Quebec Premier Francois Legault made a mocking remark… Continue reading

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

VANCOUVER — Japanese Canadians across the country are meeting to discuss how… Continue reading

Off Canada’s East Coast, a hunt to detect ‘beautiful’ great white sharks

HALIFAX — The great white sharks move torpedo-like through East Coast waters,… Continue reading

ESPN reasserts political talk policy after attack on Trump

NEW YORK — ESPN is reminding employees of the network’s policy to… Continue reading

Tentative agreement averts strike by Quebec provincial park employees

MONTREAL — A full-blown strike by employees at Quebec provincial parks that… Continue reading

Most Read