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Election date set for October 14

Two weeks of anticipation ended on Sunday, as Prime Minister Harper asked the Governor General to dissolve parliament, signaling a fall election.
    The date of October 14 has been set for the next federal election and already in the Crowfoot constituency, the candidates from three major parties are lining up to be counted.
    Kevin Sorenson, of the Conservative Party of Canada has represented the district since 2000. In the 2006 general election he won with more than 82 per cent of the popular vote. He says they are ready for an election.

Census numbers come up short

Over the last five years, the evidence of growth in Drumheller has been everywhere, from industrial growth to residential.

    It just didn’t play out in the numbers.
    The Town of Drumheller released the results of its census taken last spring.
    The count was undertaken to give a more accurate reflection of the population of the valley, with hopes of a boost in the numbers compared to the 2006 federal census. Instead they saw a drop… a 399 drop.

Back to school

backtoschool.jpgTravis and Charissa DeLeeuw, with mother Charlene (centre) head back to class last Thursday at Greentree School. Golden Hills students returned August 28, while students at St. Anthony’s were back in class on August 27. Back to school is an important time for drivers to be aware of school busses as well as young pedestrian traffic.


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