Changes the Provincial Government made to the electoral boundaries in 2017 isn't sitting well with the two local MLAs that it affects the most.

The Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission has moved the Town of High River into the Livingstone-Macleod riding.

Highwood MLA Wayne Anderson isn't very happy about losing the community.

"Unfortunately the boundary commission in their primary report and secondary report disagreed with me in a couple of areas," said Anderson. "We did manage to get Davisburg back and Heritage Pointe back into the constituency. They didn't want to make a name change but I did manage to get the name changed back to Highwood."

Which Anderson said only makes sense because the Highwood River has been part of the constituency for over 115 years.

"We wanted to keep High River in and they want to give me Black Diamond and Turner Valley, which is fine too."

He said the move won't hurt the constituents as he works very closely with Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier and all the other UCP MLAs.

"We work very closely, hand-in-hand with the constituents, in both areas. There really is a fine line between the two."

Anderson concedes there is a good possibility Stier will be renting his High River office.

 

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