A new constituency office opened in Drumheller to allow residents to access their local MLAs.
On Wednesday afternoon, January 29, MLA for Drumheller-Stettler Nate Horner and MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Nathan Cooper hosted an open house at the new office in Railway Avenue beside the Western Financial office.
With the realignment of Constituency boundaries before the previous provincial election, an office in Drumheller makes sense to serve not only the Drumheller-Stettler Riding and the Olds-Didsbury Three Hills riding.
“There was about 3,000 square kilometres added to the constituency of Olds- Didsbury-Three Hills that included the communities of Standard, Rosebud, Rockyford, Hussar and a large portion of Wheatland County,” Cooper tells the Mail. “It was really important to me that we do what we can to help represent that southeast corner of the constituency.”
The location allows residents from the area to have a close-by office to access their MLA, and also realize some savings.
“I think the office is a really good fit for both Nate and me to be able to make the most of the resources we have in terms of sharing space, and personnel. In a period of fiscal restraint, anything we can do to spend public dollars wisely is critical. I think this is the best of both worlds,” said Cooper.”