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 Ce

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The Village of Carbon Library is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, October 7. This will be a Block Party in front of Carbon Grocery featuring hot dogs, chili, refreshments and entertainment and it’s all happening from 1-4 pm. All funds from this event will go toward the purchase of a Roller Shutter Security System for Carbon Grocery. According to Library staff, the store has been robbed three times in the past few months and they urge everyone to come out and support this great community e

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To elect or to acclaim? That is the question. And that question will be answered following Nomination Day on Monday, September 18, 2017.

Nomination papers must be filed, for the October 16 Municipal General Election, between the hours of 10 am and noon. Candidates can withdraw their nomination papers by noon on Tuesday, September 19.

Check this issue for Notice of Nomination Day advertising, as required by Section 26 of the Local Authorities Election Act.

Next week’s issue of The Capital w

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And just like that, school is back in class.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember a summer as hot and smoky as this one. But wait, summer is not over. Fall kicks in on September 22 and the splash parks in Three Hills and Trochu remain open while the summer heat continues.

Wildfires have plagued British Columbia this summer with dry conditions being a factor. It’s unfortunate that so many of these fires have been caused by humans.

Campfires left smoldering, flicked cigar

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