Today we bid farewell and good luck to Peter Loran as he moves on to new exciting ventures and his successor is selected.
If you are like me, you may not have been particularly close with Mr. Loran, but want to show appreciation for his service to the community. If you already knew him, then you know how hard he worked. If High River wants to show appreciation for Mr. Loran’s hard work, there is one true way you can show it, whether you knew him or not.
Vote. Come out in droves. Show that Loran, his successor, and all of Council matters, whether you agree with their direction or not.
Former High River Councillor Peter Loran
Even better if you can be informed about it. I’m glad I’ve had the chance to help some people do that.
Over the past few weeks we’ve been introduced (or for many, reintroduced) to our four candidates. We’ve learned that each one is passionate, hard-working, and focused on helping our community move forward.
If you want someone who is experienced and has the expertise to help Council get to the next election, maybe even beyond, there is a candidate for that. Vote.
If you want someone looking at the economic problems with a proven track record of economic success, as a way of making the town a place young families can live and grow in, there is a candidate for that. Vote.
If you want a voice that speaks more about Land-Use and safety as opposed to being solely on Downtown or a southwest berm, there is a candidate for that. Vote.
If you want someone who wants to make communication a priority and market High River to the world, there is a candidate for that. Vote.
So you have to decide what criteria you care about most for your 365-day Councillor. One thing is for certain, each candidate is ready to give their all.
So what is a voter in High River to do? Vote.
The municipal by-election will be held on October 17, 2016 and voting will take place from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Highwood Memorial Centre located at 128 - 5 Avenue S.W. There will be a polling station for patients at the High River General Hospital located at 560 9 Avenue S.W. from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and a polling station for residents of Sunrise Village located at 660 7 Street N.W. from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
Proof of identity and current residence is now required to be able to vote in municipal elections. A list of Voter ID requirements can be viewed here.
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