Rick Bell, Calgary Sun

Rick Bell is the Page Five columnist at the Calgary Sun. He delights in tormenting those in authority at the city and provincial levels when they've taken their power for granted and run roughshod over those paying the bills. Born and schooled for much of his early years in Winnipeg, he is a former army brat, university philosophy student, teacher and principal.The past 22 years, he has covered the Alberta legislature, Calgary's city hall, elections at all levels along with special sports assignments including Mike Tyson fights, soccer hooligans at the World Cup and Mark McGwire's swing of the bat. He has won honours from the Royal Canadian Legion, Alberta's civil trial lawyers, the Radio-Television News Directors Association and received the Sun's J. Douglas Creighton Award for editorial excellence.