Civic election forums planned

A number of election forums have been organized around Central Alberta as campaigns have officially kicked off.

A number of election forums have been organized around Central Alberta as campaigns have officially kicked off.

In Blackfalds, mayoral candidates Melodie Stol and Wayne Tutty will have a chance to present their vision for the town at a Thursday forum at the upper level of the Blackfalds Multiplex at 5302 Broadway Avenue beginning at 7 p.m.

Council was acclaimed and residents will have an opportunity to meet the new six-member council, which includes four returning councillors and two newcomers.

Lacombe will have a forum on Oct. 16 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre at 5214 50th Ave. beginning at 7 p.m. There are two candidates for mayor, incumbent Steve Christie and Coun. Grant Creasey.

Nine people are running for six council seats.

A forum for Clearwater County Divisions 2,4, 5 and 7 is set for Oct. 9 at the Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House at 4733 47th St. beginning at 7 p.m.

In Penhold, a forum is set for Oct. 10 at the Penhold Memorial Hall at 1123 Fleming Ave. It begins at 7:30 p.m.

There is a three-way race for mayor between incumbent Dennis Cooper, and Councillors Chad Hoffman and Heather Klein and 11 candidates are running for six council spots.

Rocky Mountain House will have a forum today at the Lou Soppit Community Centre at 4733 47th St. beginning at 7 p.m.

Incumbent Mayor Fred Nash is facing two challengers, Jim Bague and Sheila Mizera. Seven are running for six council seats.

In Sylvan Lake, a mayor’s debate is set for Friday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Family and Community Centre, 4725 43rd St.

It will feature incumbent Mayor Susan Samson and challengers Coun. Sean McIntyre and Melesa Starcheski.

A councillor forum will take place on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the same location.

Ten are running for six council spots.

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