United Conservative Party (UCP) nominee Nate Horner was out and about on Thursday at the Verdant Valley Community Hall.

Horner, a Pollickville resident, is looking to represent the UCP in Drumheller-Stettler in the 2019 provincial election.

"We think the vote will be sometime near the end of September, so we are going to try and pick up the pace again and try to hit all the places we missed and encourage people to buy memberships if they haven't," said Horner.

Horner is hoping to bring some new ideas to the table and agrees with UCP leader, Jason Kenney, on one issue in particular.

"The Carbon Tax has to go. It's crippling us in a lot of ways. That is my main focus, but other than that, in a riding like this, I have a lot of worries about what that is going to look like in a riding like Drumheller-Stettler. We haven't seen any overspending come home to this riding. So we know that spending is going to have to be capped and cut back," explained Horner.

The vastness of the Drumheller-Stettler riding is daunting.The riding, which stretches from Provost to Stettler to Drumheller and even farther south, is bigger than some small European countries. This leaves a lot of ground for any candidate to cover.

"I have tried to work and learn the issues of the area, traveling around and trying to take something with me each time. Make sure I ask people what their issues their are," continued Horner. "I guess the biggest thing for me is the vastness of the riding. You know, the amount of different school divisions, the counties, municipalities, special areas, you know there is so much."


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