Local MP Blake Richards is in Cochrane tonight (Jan. 17) to discuss concerns of area residents heading into the 2023 federal government budget.

Annually, Richards tours the constituency to discuss the budget and is in Canmore tomorrow afternoon in advance of his Cochrane stop.

The Cochrane session is being held in the board room of the Cochrane Legion Hall, 114-5 Ave., starting at 7:30 p.m.

His final session is in Airdrie on Wednesday night.

Those who are unable to attend the in-person pre-budget consultation, but want to provide input, can fill out an online survey, available here