Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Terrible news for Fort Macleod. The government has just announced the cancellation of funding for the much touted and anticipated police training college.
Read the story here at the Pincher Creek Voice
Comment: This is terrible news! Sympathies go out to the people and Town of Fort Macleod.
I guess with the election over with and a majority government they feel safe to go back on their word.
UPDATE: Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier speaks out against decision to quash Fort Macleod Police College...
Pincher Creek Voice
UPDATE: (August 30)
Town in shock - Mayor Patience echoed that bitter disappointment, mourning a project that had been hailed as a saviour for the town's economic slump - a project he'd poured his hopes into for years.
"Right now, I just have a community that's extremely devastated and the rationale behind it is so hollow that it doesn't even allow for anything to lean on," he said. "You know what, we're tough out here and this process has made us stronger and it's united this community. I want to ensure that the community stays united. As for the provincial government, if that's their rural development strategy, then I suggest they take a hard look at it."
Lethbridge Herald - Town in Shock
A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.