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September 22, 2010
Although the crop on this field has already been taken off, rain and overcast weather continues to interrupt farmers’ harvest operations in the area. ©Provost News Photo.
Nominations Trigger Municipal Elections
Nominations for the election of candidates to run for municipal, town, village and school councils and boards were taken on the morning of September 20 at the local jurisdiction offices.

At press time, Monday afternoon, most information was made public.

• Town of Provost
The Town of Provost re-elected Mayor Ken Knox by acclamation but an election has been triggered for council seats. Running will be Dwayne J. Chopek (incumbent), J. Michael Dennehy (incumbent), Dale F. Gregory (incumbent), Kelly Heinrich, Margaret (Peggy) E. McFadyen (incumbent), Terilyn S. Paulgaard, Todd Vaillant and Neil E. Whiting (incumbent). An advance poll will be held October 14 with the election set for October 18.

• MD Provost No. 52
Nominations for the Provost M.D. No. 52 included:
Division 1: Lonnie Kozlinski; Alicia Hauck; and Richard Larson.
Division 2: Allan Murray (incumbent, win by acclamation).
Division 3: Lenard Kjos (incumbent); and Warren Heisler.
Division 4: Barrie Tripp (incumbent, win by acclamation).
Division 5: Jack Roworth (incumbent, win by acclamation).
Division 6: Darryl Motley (incumbent, win by acclamation).
Division 7: Darryl Carson (win by acclamation).

In accordance with Section 32 of the Local Authorities Elections Act: 32(1) subject to subsection (2), if more than the required number of candidates for any particular office are nominated, any person so nominated may, at any time within 24 hours after the close of the nomination period, withdraw as a candidate for the office for which the candidate was nominated by filing with the returning officer a withdrawal in writing.

•East Central Alberta Catholic Separate Schools
The East Central Alberta Catholic Separate Schools Regional Division No. 16 was seeking two trustees for its Provost ward and nominations received were: Debra Klein (incumbent) and Greg Ibach (incumbent)—both in by acclamation.

• Village of Czar
The Village of Czar was seeking three councillors. Those who put their names forward were Mary Dambrowsky (incumbent), Angela Large and Jason Manning (incumbent). All three are in by acclamation.

• Village of Hughenden
The Village of Hughenden was also seeking three councillors for public office however on September 20 only two had been nominated. No names were given. Nominations will be accepted each day for up to six days to receive another nomination.

Rest of story in September 22 edition of The Provost News.
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Provost Hosts Provincial Communities in Bloom Awards Night
The Provost chapter of Communities in Bloom (CiB) hosted the Alberta organization for the annual provincial awards presentation at Prairie Hall on Saturday evening, September 18.

Approximately140 people attended representing a variety of communities across the province.

Story and photo in September 22 edition of The Provost News.
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National Hero
One of Canada’s national heros—Terry Fox (photo in print edition) is remembered stronger than ever after 30 years of his attempted cross country run until cancer took his life. He was trying to raise money for cancer research. His hopes and dreams live on with Canadians and by others in some countries around the world. Photos, taken Sunday morning, September 19—shows a few of the 25 people in Provost who took up the cause again this year and raised just over $2,000.

Complete story and photos in September 22 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask: "Asked at a Provincial Gathering in Provost: Why Do You Belong to Communities in Bloom?"
. . . and we heard answers from Barry Rasch, Lorraine Blashill, Rodney Al and Yvonne Brown. Check out the September 22 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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