The next General Election will happen on Monday, October 16, 2017. Nomination Day will be Monday, September 18, 2017.

To become a candidate, you must be at least 18 years of age on Nomination Day, a Canadian citizen, and you must have been a resident of the local jurisdiction for the six consecutive months immediately preceding Nomination Day.

Make sure you check “A Guide for Candidates”, provided by Alberta Municipal Affairs, to see if you are not eligible, for some reason.


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It has been, and continues to be, a terrible year for our friends and neighbours in British Columbia. Reports indicate that it is their worst wildfire year since 1958.

My wife and I were lucky, in the early part of July, as we travelled to the west coast and back without running into any smoke. But that has since changed.

Our desire to return to the coast has been delayed, not only by wildfires but by the unseasonal heat.

Staycationing has played a major role in our summer. The Reynolds Museum,

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On Sunday, July 2, 2017, I had the privilege and pleasure of speaking at the Canada 150 Three Hills Church Community Service at our very beautiful Anderson Park.

Over 600 people attended under a sunny sky and very hot temperatures.

As Mayor of the Town of Three Hills, I was asked to present a summary of the Town’s history. That’s a difficult task for a storyteller, like me, who likes to ramble on and on and, oops, there I go again.

I must have done something right because I have been

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Interesting times doesn’t quite sum up the political scene in this great province of Alberta.

With the formation of the United Conservative Party, we bid farewell to what was left of the Progressive Conservative Party and the Wildrose Party.

But now the question - who will lead?

Well, for now, Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills MLA Nathan Cooper has been chosen to serve as Interim Leader. Congratulations, Nathan, on this historic appointment. I have a lot of respect for our MLA. He is everywhere. I

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