That's Life - October 12, 2022

By the time you read this Danielle Smith, of High River, will have been officially sworn in as Alberta’s 19th Premier.

About 85,000 UCP members cast ballots. It took the full six rounds of voting to determine a winner. Ms.Smith won 53.75% of the votes with Travis Toews finishing a close second with 46.23% support.

Unity within the UCP is a key focus on moving forward toward a spring election. Some UCP members are concerned over the new Premiers far-right views on everything from health care to axing Alberta’s long-standing relationship with the RCMP.

Many members have been vocal about their desire for her to step back from issues like her proposed Sovereignty Act. The far-right members cheer her on, agreeing that the act would give Alberta the power to ignore federal laws considered to be an intrusion on provincial jurisdiction. This, in itself, could prove to be a major roadblock in the hope that there is unity within the UCP.

One way or another, we, as Albertans, can look forward to an interesting several months leading up to the Provincial Election in May of 2023.

Fire Prevention Week is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year. This year, Fire Prevention Week is being observed October 9-15, 2022.

The Capital would like to sincerely thank all of the fire departments, within Kneehill County, for providing us with photos of their fire crews, their rosters and a brief summation of their calls to service over the past year.

We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to Kneehill County, the Villages of Acme, Carbon and Linden and the towns of Three Hills and Trochu for allowing us to provide this annual salute through their generous sponsorships and ongoing support.

Remember. Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.

That’s Life.