Albertans prepare to elect a government in a climate of deep anxiety

Rose Klatt came to Olds, Alta., from the Philippines to fulfil a dream to open her own cafe. Her restaurant, with its bright green walls and authentic Filipino cuisine, quickly became a popular spot to catch up on local events.

But the bell above her door rarely rings these days. The severe economic downturn in the province is dragging down her small community, she said, and nobody seems to have the money to eat out. A year after taking ownership of the cafe in this town an hour’s drive north of Calgary, Klatt said, she’s barely making enough to stay open.

“There’s not so much excitement anymore because of the economy,” she said, adding she can see her dream “going down the hole.”

Communist NDP candidate Anne McGrath EXPOSED by massive billboard truck

After weeks of censorship from the Alberta NDP and their communist candidate in Calgary-Varsity, Anne McGrath, I finally moved forward with something that they could not censor.