That's Life - October 4, 2017

Monday’s snowstorm was a bit of a shocker but, hey, we’re Albertans, we’re supposed to shrug this kind of weather off. Well, Albertan or not, that was a bit of a rough ride.

And harvest, in Kneehill County, obviously came to a screaming halt. Well, the good news is, harvest is about 90 per cent complete in Kneehill County. Crop yield and quality have been very good and most of the cereals are in the bin. Canola can handle the weather a lot better than cereals so that’s a positive. Another positive is that harvest is well ahead of last year. Last October only provided a few days of harvest weather while most was finished up in the first 10 days of November.

And now, into Election 2017. Next week The Capital will publish the candidate profiles that arrive in our office by 5 pm on October 5. We have invited all candidates, within Kneehill County, to submit a personal profile, limited to 150 words, and a picture suitable for publication.

This is a one-time free service to all candidates. Take note! It is the responsibility of each candidate to meet deadline on this offer.

There are a couple of candidate forums coming up.

The Three Hills and District Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum this Thursday, October 5, at the Three Hills Community Centre. Doors open at 6 pm and the forum begins promptly at 6:30 pm. There are 12 candidates running for six seats.

“Meet the Candidate” night, for the Village of Acme, will be on Wednesday, October 11, at 7 pm, at the Acme Community Centre. There are 10 candidates running for five seats.

Also, next week, The Capital’s Fire Prevention Week Special Issue will be published. As in past years, we will provide an overview of fire and rescue activities, in Kneehill County over the past 12 months.

This weekend we will give thanks at our various Family Thanksgiving celebrations. I sincerely hope that each and every one of you have much to be thankful for. I know I do.

That’s Life.