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March 5, 2008
Giddy Up!
It was time to saddle up as the crowd awaited the next event during the Wild West ice carnival held on Sunday afternoon in the Provost arena. The annual carnival was organized by the Provost Skating Club. Coaches for the club this year were Julianna Schamber, Amy-Marie Manning, Kari-Lynn Putz and Dayna Riseley. ©Provost News Photo.
• 49% Turnout
MLA Kept by Constituency Voters
Voters in this constituency helped keep the Progressive Conservative Party in power by re-electing Doug Griffiths as Member of the Legislature.

Unofficially, late Monday night, Griffiths placed first in this riding with 7,974 votes.

Second place was Horst Schreiber for the Alberta Liberal party with 1,258 votes.

Third was William Munsey for the Alberta Greens with 482 votes.

Fourth place was Doris Bannister for Alberta’s NDP who had 431 votes.

Across the constituency there was a 49 percent voter turn-out according to returning officer Doreen Anderson who talked to The News at 10:40 p.m.on election night. It was not known how many spoiled ballots there were from the 69 polls in Battle River-Wainwright No. 47.

In Alberta the voter turn-out was approximately 40 percent—one of the lowest in Alberta’s history.

Province-wide the Progressive Conservative Party was re-elected to operate the government in Alberta.
Standings a press time were: (leading or seats won)—

Progressive Conservative Party 73; The Liberal Party, 8; and NDP, 2.

The PC’s won 74 seats under Ralph Klein in 2001.

Liberal leader Kevin Taft said after the main results were in that “we ran a very good campaign . . . but voters made their decision.”

This was the 11th consecutive P.C. majority government win and the first under Premier Ed Stelmach who won the Progressive Conservative's leadership in December 2006, to replace Ralph Klein, who led the party for 14 years.

The P.C. party held 60 of the province's 83 seats heading into Monday’s election.

Full story and photo in March 5 edition of The Provost News.
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Blades in Hockey Finals
Fans of the Greenhead Blades hockey club will be cheering longer this season. The senior hockey club knocked Tofield out of the semi-final playoffs with a win in Tofield on Sunday, 5 to 4, says manager Marty Lawes.
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24 Cattle Die in Highway Crash
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "Can You Offer a Bowling Tip For Improved Scores?"
. . . and we heard opinions from Alex Nyberg, Luke Rehman, Rayne Loehndorf, Derek Bolz, and Katie Broders.
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