Poor voter turnout puzzles PCs, province

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Erskine Enquirer

The provincial Progressive Conservative leadership election began with the first ballot last weekend, with very few Albertans going to the polls to vote.

People 16 years of age and older were eligible to vote. Politicians weren’t sure whether it was apathy that caused the low turnout at the polls. One would think we’d all be quite concerned who is going to be our next premier.

Because the votes were inconclusive, the next ballot will be held Oct. 1.

After-school kids club begins Thursday at 3 p.m. For more information, contact the school.

Friday is the library after-school program for all elementary students who are interested.

Student-led and meet the teacher night is this coming Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The first school (parent) council meeting for this school year will be held at about 7 p.m., right after the parent-teacher sessions.

The next “early Monday” is this coming Monday.

Terry Fox activities start at noon on Sept. 30.

Birthday wishes goes out to Hailey Armstrong (Sept. 21), Clint Marshall (Sept. 22), Brittany Bauman (Sept. 23), Brooklynn Smith (Sept. 25), Jill Neitz (Sept. 25) and Mckenna Heintz (Sept. 27).

Happy anniversary to Heath and Barb McKay (Sept. 24) and Keith and Bonnie Douglas (Sept. 27).

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