That's Life - September 27, 2017

Like the song says, “The race is on”, and is it ever. There is an election in every municipality in Kneehill County and that includes Kneehill County itself.

Candidate forums have sprung up giving voters the chance to meet their candidates and ask some questions.

The Village of Linden had their forum last evening, so the outcome was too late for this week’s issue. The Town of Trochu will host their forum on Thursday, September 28, starting at 7 p.m. at the Baptist Fellowship Centre. The Three Hills forum will be on Thursday, October 5 at the Three Hills Community Centre. Doors open at 6 p.m. With the forum beginning at 6:30 pm., sharp. See the town or chamber websites for more details.

The Village of Acme forum is scheduled for October 11, 7 pm at the Acme Community Centre. Carbon is hosting a Candidate Forum Luncheon on Tuesday, October 3 at noon at the Old H’Ags Restaurant. The public is welcome to attend.

The Capital will publish its Election 2017 Candidate Profiles on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. All candidates, within Kneehill County, are invited to submit a brief profile and picture, for publication. Profiles will be limited to 150 words. Candidate’s name and municipality will not be included in the word count. Profiles and photos must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017. It is the responsibility of each candidate to prepare their profile and meet the publication deadline. Capital Printers Ltd. will not be responsible for late arrivals or email errors.

Email your information to: info@threehillscapital.com (along with your phone number) or mail to Capital Printers Ltd., Box 158, Three Hills, Alberta T0M 2A0 or hand-deliver to the office of Capital Printers Ltd., 411 Main Street, Three Hills. This is a one-time offer, to all candidates, at no charge.

Now remember, when you pick up your ballot and are not sure who to vote for or how many, remember that in Three Hills you can vote for up to six of the 12 candidates listed. Three Hills votes for their mayor. That position was acclaimed by incumbent Mayor Tim Shearlaw. Heck, you can vote for only one candidate if that’s what you want. Just don’t vote for seven or more or you will spoil your ballot. The Town of Trochu votes for their mayor from within in the council of seven. Voters can vote for one to seven candidates. Then the elected candidates vote for their mayor at their organizational meeting. Villages allow you to vote for up to five candidates. Again, you can vote for fewer candidates, just not more than five. The mayor, is also appointed from within the elected candidates.

Kneehill County has elections in six of their seven divisions. Division Four incumbent Glen Keiver was acclaimed.

I would like to mention a Community fundraiser coming up in Carbon on Saturday, October 7. There will be a Block Party in front of the Carbon Grocery from 1-4 p.m. You can get in on hot dogs, chili, refreshments and entertainment. All funds raised will help purchase a roller shutter security system for the grocery store. The store has been broken into repeatedly over the past few months. Carbon Grocery is a vital service to the village and its residents so be sure you come out and support this great cause.

That’s Life.