Fox seeks to represent constituents and their needs

Summer is almost over and it has been an extremely busy one.

Summer is almost over and it has been an extremely busy one.

It has been my pleasure to attend many events throughout the constituency during August. Some of the local events include the Ellis Bird Farm Anniversary, the Alix Aloha festivities, the Alix Wagon Wheel Museum recognition ceremonies, and several back to school celebrations in the constituency.

August also featured a tour of the facilities at the Joffre site. It was my pleasure to accompany Danielle Smith, leader of the Opposition, on this informative tour. Another tour that I was pleased to attend was the Lacombe County Ag Tour. It is exceptionally important to go out and see, firsthand these are the backbones of industry in the area. We appreciate their current and ongoing concerns.

Several issues were raised within the constituency this month as well. I was happy to attend the meeting of parents and concerned citizens of the Iron Wolf area in Lacombe about busing and the costs incurred. As we move into the fall sitting of the Legislature, I will be making a concerted effort to bring about change in the regulations regarding the 2.4-km busing regulations.

Secondary Highway 597 was also brought to light and as your MLA, I will be pressuring the highways department to quickly rectify the problem that has been plaguing residents for an extended period of time.

A couple of congratulations this month also — one to the LAPA on the grand re-opening of the athletic park and the installation of the artificial turf. Also, congratulations to Mandeja Sargent of Alix who was one of the finalists in the UFA Small Town Heroes contest.

I will be attending and supporting the second annual Bionic Golf Tournament in support of organ transplant research .

As we go in to the fall months, I will be preparing to voice the concerns of this constituency in the fall sitting of the Legislature that opens Oct. 23. This will be the first full session since the election and it will be a challenging task to keep the interests of the residents of Lacombe-Ponoka constituency at the forefront and to generate change .

To contact me please phone 403-782-7725 or contact my office located at #101 4892 46 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 2B4 or email: Lacombe.ponoka@assembly.ab.ca

Rod Fox is MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka.

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